University of Virginia Old Medical School Building

The Department of Ophthalmology is part of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Our department, in conjunction with the University of Virginia Medical Center, utilizes fully equipped facilities at two UVA Health locations in Charlottesville. The two UVA Eye Clinics are located in the Old Medical School Building at the West Complex near the UVA Hospital, and at the Northridge Medical Park on Ivy Road. These clinics have fully equipped exam rooms, imaging suites, and visual field rooms. Both facilities operate five days a week year round with most faculty and clinical personnel splitting their time between locations.

Our dedicated and experienced physicians specialize in cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, cornea & anterior segment, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, optometry & contact lenses, refractive surgery, and vitreo-retinal disease & surgery. We also have several research labs run by leading researchers, including Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati from our Center for Advanced Vision Science (CAVS) research division.

UVA Ophthalmology is proud to serve as the ophthalmic referral center for central and western Virginia, as well as for parts of West Virginia, North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee. Our mission is to provide our patients with quality, state-of-the-art ophthalmic care in all sub-specialties of ophthalmology. We pride ourselves in furthering the knowledge of eye care through excellent medical training and research.


UVA Ophthalmology has cutting-edge equipment and facilities to provide the best possible patient care.