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Ophthalmology - Pediatric

A young girl with visual impairments is getting a new pair of glasses at the optometrist office.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences provides medical and surgical services for ocular diseases and eye disorders for children as well as adults. The department’s faculty offer ophthalmic consultations and perform computerized visual field testing, and diagnostic electrophysiology testing, including electroretinography, visual-evoked potentials, ultrasonography, photography and fluorescein angiography.

Early detection and treatment of many sight-threatening diseases may prevent visual loss. When it comes to children, the most important preventive steps are routine eye examinations, visual screening tests, and preventing eye trauma.

Patient appointments

Request an appointment online or call one of the locations listed below.


Health care providers, please visit our referral page to refer your patient to this service.

  • Locations


    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington

    Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington

    Fourth and Fifth Floors,
    110 Conn Terrace
    Lexington KY 40508
    Fax 859-323-8510 (General) and 859-257-6718 (Referring Providers)

    As of March 20, 2017, our clinic – now known as UK Advanced Eye Care – has been located in leased space inside the new Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington.


    Baptist Health Lexington

    UK HealthCare - Baptist Health

    Suite 203,
    1760 Nicholasville Road
    Lexington KY 40503

    UK HealthCare Eye Center - Richmond

    920 Barnes Mills Road
    Richmond KY 40475
    Call 859-624-3937 (EYES)

    UK HealthCare Jessamine Eye Center

    Suite 3,
    100 John Sutherland Drive
    Nicholasville KY 40356

    (Primary eye care, pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma, retina and vitreous disorders)