Eye Surgery Center of East Tennessee, recognized as a Cataract Innovator, is a surgical facility dedicated to total eye care—from cataracts to ocular plastics. We believe in compassionate medicine, where patients feel reassured and unrushed. Our experienced ophthalmic surgeons have dedicated themselves to caring for their Knoxville neighbors and surrounding communities. With technological advances in eye surgery evolving faster than ever, Eye Surgery Center of East Tennessee's doctors share a vision of excellence. When you walk through the door, you'll know you're in good hands.
Eye Surgery Center of East Tennessee is committed to ensuring that your experience with us is relaxed and worry-free, from consultation through recovery. To assist us, we ask that you read and comply with all guidelines.
At Eye Surgery Center of East Tennessee, your time is as valuable to us as it is to you. Upon scheduling your surgery, a member of our staff will provide you with the required forms to fill out. We encourage you to take time to complete these before arriving on day of surgery, so that we may care for you promptly. If you happen to misplace any of the provided forms, duplicates are available for download and print.
Eye Surgery Center of East Tennessee accepts most major insurances. As a courtesy to you, we will bill your insurance carrier for you; however, we cannot tell you what your policy will cover. Since your insurance policy and coverage is between you and your carrier, we urge you to contact them prior to your procedure. You will be responsible for any co-pays and/or deductibles. We accept cash, check or credit card.
At Eye Surgery Center of East Tennessee, we strive to make our patients’ process as easy and convenient as possible. With our online bill pay option, you can securely make a payment for your service online.
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