The mission of the Department of Ophthalmology is to provide our patients with quality, state-of-the-art ophthalmic care in all subspecialties of ophthalmology.

UVA Ophthalmology is committed to excellence in education. We offer a fully accredited ophthalmic residency program, glaucoma and retina fellowship programs, and optometry residency program.  

Our division offers comprehensive Ophthalmic care as well as the following sub-specialties: Anterior Segment/Cornea, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculo-plastics, Pediatrics, LASIK, contact lens, and Medical and Surgical Retina. UVA prides itself in furthering knowledge of eye care through medical training and research.


Laser vision correction at UVA LASIK offers clear, functional vision that may eliminate or reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, help you feel better about how you look, and save you time every single day.

Ophthalmology Education Programs

The three-year residency program is designed to provide the resident with gradually increasing responsibility.
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Fellowships and Externship for Optometry Students

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia offers a one-year clinical glaucoma fellowship and sponsors a two-year Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship.
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Macular Degeneration Research

Macular degeneration robs millions of people of their sight, and now we know what triggers the inflammation that causes it.
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