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Volunteer Eyecare

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About

Our Beginning

Dr. Elliott, as a student, once asked a private practice optometrist what it would take to be successful if he opened a practice immediately after graduating from optometry school. The answer was not shocking at all, but very simple: “Treat folks the way you want to be treated and do your best each and every day and you will succeed.” The rest is history. Dr. Elliott opened Elliott Eyecare after graduation in May of 2002 and saw his first patient in this little farm house four months later.

(from left to right) Pam Tolson, L.D.O.; Alison Elliott; Steven Elliott, O.D.; Sharon Smith.

The first year or two of any startup is usually slow. Volunteer Eyecare started with two full-time employees in 2002. Sharon was the first full-time employee. She has worn almost every hat there is to wear in the practice and currently serves as office manager and insurance administrator. Pam Tolson, L.D.O. was instrumental in getting the optical up and Dr. Elliott’s wife worked part-time in the beginning in the evening after coming home from her full-time job and on Saturdays. Today, we employ over forty team members and are always looking to hire new team members who are humble, hungry and smart.

Our Growth

Our Commitment

Our vision is for you to feel welcome and important every time you visit us. We want you to feel like a member of our family of patients. It is our desire that you will enjoy our services and products so much that you will send friends and family to us as well.

Our Future

2020 is the year of the eye doctor and we are excited about our future. This year we are adding two new doctors to our team.

Volunteer Eyecare also plans to open a West Knoxville location in October to serve our patients who live and/or work out there. You have been patiently waiting and asking when we open out west and the time has come.

Volunteer Cares

 

Our team at Volunteer Eyecare has a commitment to our community in which we work and live.  We are passionate about improving vision one patient at a time but we are equally excited about volunteering our time and services, such as:

  • Volunteering at R.A.M. (Remote Area Medical)
  • Vision Screenings for Norris Lions Club Vision Van
  • Collecting glasses for Lions Club Recycling Program
  • Collecting food for Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Supporting local High School Sports Teams through advertising
  • Providing eye exams and glasses through the local Lions Club Program
  • Providing free exams for infants through InfantSEE

Inner City Mobile Food Bank

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Norris Lions Club

Dr. Elliott has been a member of the Norris Lions Club since April 2003.

Remote Area Medical

Our doctors have volunteered for multiple RAM events throughout the years.

Mission of Hope

We love participating in the Mission of Hope campaign. Their outreach serves the people of rural Appalachia so please help us fill our barrels this coming holiday season.

Health Fairs

We participate in health fairs, vision screenings and other outreach opportunities. We would appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your next event. Email us at [email protected] or call 877-VOL-EYES.

Second Harvest Food Bank

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