East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, Inc.: 305-9625
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box U-26, 37920
Transplant agency only.
Gift of Sight, Hearing, & Dentures (CAC) : 546-6262
Office on Aging
611 Winona Street, 37917
For Knox County residents who cannot afford them, program provides low-cost eye and hearing exams, eyeglasses, and hearing aids for people age 50+, and low-cost dentures for seniors age 60+ (no extractions, routine dental maintenance, or restorative work). No initial charge to participants, who repay cost over time based on ability to pay. Service is limited by available funds.
Low Vision Services
East Tennessee Technology Access Center (ETTAC) : 219-0130
116 Childress Street, 37920
Provides information and access, through loan and donation, to assistive equipment and products for people with visual (and other) disabilities. Sliding scale fees.
Low Vision Center: 522-2449
Southeastern Retina Associates, P.C.
1124 E. Weisgarber, Suite 204-207, 37909
Provides rehabilitation for patients with visual impairments. People with moderate to severe vision loss can retain independence and quality of life through training on assistive devices (including reading and magnifying glasses), skills training, and referrals to other types of support.
» Southeastern Retina Associates website
Low Vision Support Group (CAC): 523-1135
Office on Aging O’Connor Senior Center
Meets monthly at O’Connor Senior Center. Resource information and social support for senior adults with any degree of vision loss. Free.