Ophthalmologists from the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences have been caring for patients and studying eye diseases since 1925.


In addition to developing sight-saving tests and treatments, we are also studying the way the eye changes with age, improving corneal transplantation and providing advanced training for ophthalmologists from throughout the country.


When you need vision care services, look to UW Health. Nationally recognized for excellence in eye care, we offer experienced providers and the latest in medical technology in all aspects of eye care - from routine eye exams and refractive surgery to eyeglasses and contact lenses to more specialized eye services.



Genetic Testing Helps Wisconsin Man Regain Vision


Living on a big hill several miles west of Baraboo, Wisconsin, Dave Seamans loves being outdoors. Even something like chopping firewood is hardly a chore to Dave. When nightfall comes, Dave often finds himself gazing at the stars – or at least he used to, before he gradually – and inexplicably -- lost his vision over a 12-year period.


Read Dave's story here




Did You Know?

  • One-third of all Americans will suffer from a vision-impairing eye disease by age 65
  • Eye care professionals can detect eye damage that you might not notice
  • Early detection and treatment of eye diseases may help to deter their harmfulness and prevent loss of vision
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends all adults see an eye care professional at age 40, and annually thereafter, to receive a baseline eye disease screening
  • Children should have their eyes examined to detect and treat any conditions that might affect visual development or learning

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