Middle Tennessee Lions Sight Service
Purpose The purpose of the Middle Tennessee Lions Sight Service is to provide financial assistance to citizens of Middle Tennessee, who do not qualify for public or other non-public resources and otherwise have to do without necessary treatment, in obtaining vision-related medical treatment in designated hospitals.
Financial Support Financial support is provided almost exclusively through White Cane Day Funds of Districts 12-I and 12-S. A small portion comes from interest earned from our operating funds on deposits, memorials and donations from Lions Clubs.
Getting Service

View and/or Download the application form you will need to complete when sponsoring a patient to the Middle Tennessee Lions Sight Service, Inc.  The financial guidelines  to qualify for our service can be viewed or downloaded HERE.


The interviewing Lion should meet with the patient and complete the form totally, then contact the Middle Tennessee Lions Sight Service Office.  It is important that you fill out the form completely.  Mail the completed form to the Middle Tennessee Lions Sight Service.  We will make the appointment and notify the Interviewing Lion and the patient by mail regarding the date and time of appointment.  The patient’s first visit to the Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt is for evaluation purposes ONLY; please do not expect surgery unless it is a dire emergency.  The medical staff at Vanderbilt makes the medical decision when and if surgery is needed. Please remember, MTLSS funds should only be used as a last resource and then only to prevent complete loss of sight.


Middle Tennessee Lions Sight Service depends on Lions Clubs contributions to White Cane Funds to continue providing eye care to the people of District 12-I and 12-S.  Donations and memorials also allow us to do a little extra to help.  All donations received marked for Low Vision will go into that special line item account and will be used for low vision only.


Middle Tennessee Lions Sight Service appreciates your assistance and your continued financial support.
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