Programs and research

Help today, hope for tomorrow

The gift of sight is precious. At UW Health, we help protect and enhance this treasured sense. Whether you need a regular eye exam or are dealing with a complex eye condition that requires expert medical attention, we’re here to help.

Our team uses advanced technology to diagnose and treat eye disorders. We are leaders in eye (ophthalmic) photography as a form of eye imaging. It helps us diagnose many eye conditions and guide your treatment.

We also have the only eye pathology lab in Wisconsin. In fact, it’s one of just a few in the country. Internationally recognized eye pathologists staff the lab. They look at eye tissue removed by your doctor to make an exact diagnosis, so you get the best eye possible care.

Our research puts new, improved treatments in sight

We offer help to improve your vision today. But we also offer promising new therapies. Many aren’t widely available elsewhere.

Specialists around the world recognize UW Health Ophthalmology for our eye care programs. But we’re also known for advancing the field of ophthalmology. Our doctors and researchers work together to understand the causes of eye diseases, so they can find new ways to prevent them. They’re working to bring about exciting genetic therapies and more treatments that stop blinding diseases.

New treatments grow out of clinical trials. These trials allow us to study the effects on people while ensuring they are healthy and safe for everyone.

Find a clinical trial

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UW Health Optical
See what you’re missing

With three optical shops in the Madison area and online options, we can meet all your eyewear needs. We have prescription glasses, contact lenses, sunglasses and more. Our friendly opticians will help you find the style and price range that’s right for you.

Conditions and treatments

Full-service eye care for you and your family

At UW Health, we care for children and adults. We help you get an accurate diagnosis and the treatment that’s best for you.

Look forward to better eye health

Once we've helped you find a diagnosis, we use nonsurgical and surgical treatments to improve your eye health, vision and appearance.

From common eye conditions to the most complex, we’ve got you covered. Conditions we treat include:

We personalize our care to your needs and unique situation. Services and treatments
we offer include:

Locations

See an eye specialist near you

We provide ophthalmology and optometry services at several locations in Madison and the surrounding area.

  • Deming Way Eye ClinicEye Care Clinic (Ophthalmology/Optometry)
    • 2349 Deming Way, Suite 200 / Middleton, WI
    • (608) 824-3937
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  • East ClinicEye Care Clinic (Ophthalmology/Optometry)
    • 5249 E. Terrace Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-1270
    • Open now
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  • University Station ClinicEye Care Clinic (Ophthalmology/Optometry)
    • 2880 University Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7171
    • Open now
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  • UW Health Eye Clinic - RockfordEye Care Clinic (Ophthalmology/Optometry)
    • 7019 Rote Road, Suite 101 / Rockford, IL
    • (815) 399-1141
    • Open now
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  • Freeport Memorial HospitalEye Care Clinic (Ophthalmology/Optometry)
    • 1045 W. Stephenson St. / Freeport, IL
    • (815) 599-6290
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  • Janesville Medical Center - Mercyhealth EastEye Care Clinic (Ophthalmology/Optometry)
    • 3524 E. Milwaukee St. / Janesville, WI
    • (608) 756-7110
    • Open now
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - MaustonEye Care Clinic (Ophthalmology/Optometry)
    • 1040 Division St. / Mauston, WI
    • (608) 847-7355
    • Open now
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Meet our team

More than 40 eye doctors, 16 sub-specialties

At UW Health, we have a large team of knowledgeable and experienced eye doctors. They provide specialized care for all your eye health needs.

Comprehensive ophthalmology
Optometry
Comprehensive and cataract surgery
Cornea and cataract surgery
Glaucoma and cataract surgery
Inherited retinal degenerations
Low vision
Neuro-ophthalmology
Ophthalmic oncology and pathology
Ophthalmic genetics
Uveitis
Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Refractive surgery
Retina, macula and vitreous diseases

Patient stories

Sight-saving care: Stories of those we’ve helped

UW Health eye care specialists strive to provide you the best vision and quality of life. Discover how we’ve made a difference for others.

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Your charitable gift makes a difference

Perhaps you are grateful for the care you or a loved one received from UW Health. Or you cherish living so close to a world-class, research-driven health care system that’s always there if you need it. No matter your motivation, every gift of any size means even better care for our patients.