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At University Eye Specialists we provide our patients with the best medical and visual care available in a compassionate and helpful environment. We specialize in the surgical and medical treatment of eye disease, as well as offer comprehensive vision care. From routine eye exams, glasses, contacts and LASIK to surgical treatment of cataracts and the most complex eye diseases, University Eye Specialists provides a full spectrum of eye care. We employ the widest range of treatment options for vision correction to ensure that your experience is the absolute best for you. Since 1935, University Eye Specialists has provided expert eye care to patients in East Tennessee and the surrounding area.

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Solutions for all ages

Healthy eyes are an essential part of a child’s development. Scheduling routine eye exams with your kid’s eye doctor can help detect and treat vision problems early on

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There are various vision correction and eye health things that patients can benefit from in the age range of 18 to 40. Many of our patients in this age range enjoy the lifestyle benefits that laser vision correction procedures offer.

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In your 40's it is common for presbyopia to set in. Reading vision becomes a problem and once strong eyes often begin to decline. We urge everyone to schedule an eye exam at age 40. However healthy you may seem or as acute as your eyesight is, a comprehensive screening is the best way to guard against possible encroaching eye diseases.

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Vision changes occur as you get older, but these changes don't have to affect your lifestyle. Having cataract surgery to correct and improve your vision at University Eye Specialists in Knoxville ensures you can enjoy crisp, clear vision while doing the things you love, like biking, reading to your grandkids, and watching your favorite shows.

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East Tennessee

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The staff are extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. Dr. Foula is top notch, he’s great!

- Claudette S

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High marks for professionalism, knowledge, and determination to explain clearly all aspects of her diagnosis.

- Douglas F

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