2014 Memphis Most Favorite
Voted a 2014 Memphis Most favorite
in the Best Eye Center category
About The Eye Center at SCO
The Eye Center, located at 1225 Madison Avenue, is affiliated with Southern College of Optometry, a Memphis healthcare provider since 1932. Since it first opened in 2002, The Eye Center has welcomed more than 40,000 patients each year to our midtown location in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center district.
The Eye Center offers doctors with advanced degrees and training, a renowned reputation for excellence in patient care, and services for all ages, ranging from infants to seniors. The doctors at The Eye Center are also educators, training interns and residents to use the newest techniques and treatment options for diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system.
Our patient care philosophy is “eye care for everyone,” from those with adequate financial means and insurance who choose us for high quality care and leading-edge technology, to those without adequate insurance whose needs cannot be met without assistance for services. Our clinical program provides more than $1 million in uncompensated vision care services to Mid-South residents, signifying our commitment to providing care throughout our community.
Patients who call for appointments are generally able to be seen within two hours for emergency care, 24 hours for urgent care and 72 hours for routine care. Beyond our clinical presence at The Eye Center, we provide care in 23 nursing homes, vision screenings to more than 12,000 school children in Shelby County each year, and we partner with other organizations to provide mobile exam units in the community.
We’re proud of our partnerships with other organizations, including School Advocates for Vision & Education (S.A.V.E.), Youth Villages, Shelby County Residential Vocational Services, the Church Health Center, Baptist Operation Outreach, Shelby County Head Start, the Memphis City and Shelby County schools and others who help us bring eye health and vision care to our community.
We invite you to tour this website to learn more about our services, our doctors and vision health. For appointments, please call 722-3250, and visit our Appointments Page for additional information.
The clinical staff at The Eye Center