Maryville Lions Club Provides Free Eyeglasses

eye examWe provide free/discounted examinations and eyeglasses to Blount County residents (children and adults), as part of the East Tennessee Lions Club effort.

We Advocate for No Cost Surgeries

We also serve as sponsor for Blount County residents to receive extensive eye surgery at no cost when they can’t afford to pay for a much needed surgery. This is why donations are so important to us.

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We Make Our Own Glasses

Did you know East Tennessee Lions Clubs make our own eyeglasses in a mobile vision lab? This saves us tons of money which means more people in East Tennessee can be served.



Q: Who qualifies for free eyeglasses or surgery sponsorship?
A:  Anyone who qualifies for food stamps.

Q: How do I apply?
A: Make a plan for how you will get to and from the eyeglass location (usually in Knoxville) or surgery center, then call Tom Miller at 865-448-6716 to start the process.

Q: Can I apply if I’m not a Blount County Resident?
A: You must apply through your local Lions Club. Use this search tool to look for clubs are in your area.