About Us

SCO is a proud part of Memphis, serving well over 50,000 patients and providing charitable care to 5,100 patients in the community each year. We are rooted in Memphis and we care for Memphis. As an institution, we use our purchasing power to buy local, and we are determined to make this city a better place.

Did you know...

  • ...that 80% of learning is done visually?
  • ...that nationwide and countywide, 25% of children fail their in-school vision screenings?
  • ...that in high poverty areas, that number approaches 35%?
  • ...that Memphis' child poverty rate was 39% in 2017?

One of our young patients enjoying her glasses!

One of our young patients enjoying her glasses!