Gift of Sight, Hearing, & Dentures (CAC): 546-6262
Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue, 37921
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+. Service is limited by available funds.
Low Vision Center – Eye Excel
North Knoxville: 687-1232
715 Callahan Drive, 37912
Hardin Valley: 243-8260
10252 Hardin Valley Rd., 37932
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 support.
116 Childress Street, 37920
Provides information and assistance through demonstrations of apps and equipment and short and long-term loans of equipment, when available, for individuals with vision disabilities. Donations encouraged and appreciated.
Access Program Voice: 1-800-342-8359 (Hearing)
TN Public Utility Commission
Distributes free telephone assistive equipment to people with significant hearing, hearing and visual, speech, or mobility impairments. Equipment includes amplified teletype, and large-button and hands-free phones. Recipients must be permanent residents of TN with a physician-verified disability.
Tennessee Library for Accessible Books & Media: 1-800-342-3308
1001 Representative John Lewis Way North, Nashville, 37219
Audio, Braille, and large print books and magazines loaned for free to eligible persons. Players available for use with audio materials.