Location & Hours

7686 Oak Ridge Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37931

Monday: 9:00am thru 6:00pm
Tues. & Wed.: 8:30am thru 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am thru 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am thru 4:30pm
*Fri: appts till 1pm, office open all day*
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Karns Vision Center carries the latest styles in eyewear for the entire family. We have hundreds of frames to offer on display. Our large selection allows you to find any frame style that you are looking for. We provide each of our patients with the most recent fashion designer collections. Our well trained staffs if also of assistance in helping you select the perfect frame that is compatible with your prescription and desired look. All of our frames come with a one-year warranty against breakage. Any time that you feel you may need a slight adjustment; you are welcomed into our office for complimentary adjustments.

Our selection of Designer Frames include:

Banana Republic Bebe Boss Hugo Calvin Klein 400 Chesterfield Dana Buchman DOLCE GABBANA Flexon Fossil Fysh Guess Jimmy Choo Kate Spade Kliik Liberty Sport Performance Lilly Pulitzer Liz Claibourne Michael Kors Maui Jim Nautica Nike Nine West Oakley Ray Ban Silhouette TMX Tommy Bahama Tommy Hilfiger Vera Bradley 400 Versace 400 X Games

In addition to the collections above, we also offer different packages deals for those patients without any insurance. Not to forget, we can provide patients who do have insurance with frames that do not exceed their given frame allowance.

Eyes of Faith

Eyes of Faith was founded in 2008 by a husband and wife who wanted to allow the optical industry to contribute to serving people in need. Their “Wear & Share” program is designed to allow people to “wear” their faith and “share” the gift of sight to others in need. Any purchase of a frame in this faith-conscious eyewear collection gives us an opportunity to donate a pair of prescription glasses, readers, or sunglasses to mission opportunities around the world through Sight Ministries.


Specs4Us has given us an opportunity to offer frames designed to fit children with Down syndrome. All of these frames are made with your child’s needs in mind. Regular glasses can be irritating to children with Down syndrome due to the fact that the nose piece is not properly sitting on their nose. Specs4Us offers many different sizes and colors to fit your child best. These frames are hard to find and not offered at many other offices. If you have a child who has a special need for these glasses or know of anyone who does, please send them our way.

Designer Sunwear

To reduce exposure to UV rays and their effects, we recommend you invest in a set of sunglasses which can provide at least 98% protection from UVA and UVB rays. While cheaper sunglasses can range from poor to excellent UV protection, our sunwear lines provide the best protection from the sun. We carry a large selection of styles and colors.

Another product to consider is a pair of polarized sunglasses. Polarized lenses block light reflected from surfaces such as a flat road or smooth water. If you are involved in activities such as water sports, skiing, golfing, biking, fishing, and even driving, polarized lenses can be very helpful in reducing glare and give a clearer view.

Finally, if you have a youngster in the family, it is never too early to fit them with sunglasses. Children under the age of 20 are the most susceptible to the damaging effects of UV light. One concern of parents is that their child will scratch, break, or lose the sunglasses; we are here to help you make the best choice for your child.

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