The easiest thing to do is to go to Zerfoss Student Health center and get a referral to the Vanderbilt Eye Clinic (Lori Kehler [(615) 936-1476] comes highly recommended). Another option is to have the student health service refer you to an off-campus ophthalmologist. Since your student insurance does not cover any optical check-ups, it really doesn’t matter whether you stay on campus or not (but remember to mention that you are a Vandy medical student, and they may cut you some slack!). If you do need glasses or contacts, the cheapest bet is to buy outside of the optician’s office.


Ducklo Eye Care

2114 Elliston Place

Horner-Rausch Optical Super Store

968 Main St.


Mall at Green Hills

(615) 385-1480


3920 Hillsboro Circle

2010 Church Street

Nashville Vision Associates

4306 Harding Rd., Suite 202

Valu Vision (owned by Eyemasters)

3904 Hillsboro Pike

(615) 292-2040v

6800 Charlotte Pike

(615) 354-5807

The Vanderbilt Optical Center

2311 Pierce Ave.

(615) 936-2020