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With respect to your eyes, there are no do overs.  We examine and care for your eyes with the most advanced technology.  We offer you an exquisite variety of eyewear, innovative lens technology, and advanced contact lens options.  In effect, we don’t just focus on one of these facets.  We put our hearts into all of them.  We want to do everything we can to provide you a lifetime of vision, and be the best at what we do.  

That is what we mean by dedicated to excellence.  We are focused on providing you the best patient care, the best eyewear, and the best experience.  So when you visit Tarr Eye & Vision Center you always know what to expect: excellence in helping you see, look, and feel your best.

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“I’m a 60yr old Air Force veteran that’s experienced my eye Docs. Dr. Tarr is by far the best! Always a professional!”
Air Force Colonel(R) Flyer - Craig K.
“I began as a patient when I worked closer to Dr. Tarr’s office. I now drive 45 minutes and have no desire to change doctors. The visit is worth the drive. Dr. Tarr is always kind and completes a thorough exam before providing me with a diagnosis. Wonderful!”
Amber B.
“Grateful! Dr Tarr worked diligently to get my vision back to normal as possible. I have gone through chemo treatments and it has affected the dryness in my eyes. He has got it where I can see clearly and they are not as dry and don’t feel like sandpaper.”
Shelly B.
“I came to Dr. Tarr four years ago. Even though I had a severe corneal scar, he was able to fit me with contact lenses. Dr. Tarr has been able to do in the last four years what other eye specialists have not been able to do for the last 20 years! I also have very dry eyes, and he has used a special procedure on my tear ducts which has helped the dryness a lot. He has helped me more than any other eye doctor I’ve gone to!”
Bonie H.
“Dear Dr. Tarr & Staff, I just wanted to send you a quick note of ‘Thanks’ for the wonderful experience we had at your office. Everyone was so kind and friendly and very patient with my daughter. She really enjoyed the experience. She even said she wanted to see the eye doctor every week! She usually is not that happy with doctors. Thank you again, to all of you!”
Ann & Natalie G.
“I became a patient of Dr. Tarr as soon as he began his practice. He has always been very professional as well as his staff. I was diagnosed with glaucoma and under Dr. Tarr’s competent care it is fully under control. I appreciate having such a great optometrist that I can trust to care for my needs.”
Marsha S.
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Community Outreach & Charity Initiatives

At Tarr Eye & Vision Center, we believe it is important to give back to the community.  Because of this, we are involved in a number of local outreach and charity initiatives.  We actively support Reformed University Fellowship at Carson-Newman University, Feeding the Orphans of Knoxville Tennessee, and the Life Outreach Center of Jefferson City.  We also participate in the Lion’s Club eyeglasses recycling program, and Bausch & Lomb’s recycling program. These organizations protect our environment by reusing plastic contact lens packaging to make park benches. We regularly provide eye exams and glasses to Jefferson County’s needy and uninsured children through the Sight For Students program.

The number one reason in the world for loss of sight is not having the means to get a pair of glasses.  Dr. Tarr has led humanitarian trips to Mexico and Belize to donate eyeglasses, provide eye exams, and treat eye disease.  He is also proud to be a part of the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps which helps students and adults in the local area without the means to benefit from an eye exam and glasses.

Award Winning Care

We would like to express a sincere “Thank You” for voting Tarr Eye & Vision Center the #1 Eye Center in Jefferson City County and voting Dr. Blake Tarr the #1 Eye Doctor for the fourth year in a row.  We look forward to many more years of service to those who are already part of our family, and those friends and neighbors we will welcome in the future.  Serving Blaine, Dandridge, Jefferson City, Knoxville, Kodak, Mascot, Morristown, New Market, Rutledge, Sevierville, Strawberry Plains, Talbott, and White Pine.

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Source Modern Optometry Magazine.