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Ophthalmology and Optometry Clinic

The UCSF Ophthalmology and Optometry Clinic offers both routine vision care and management of eye diseases.

Our ophthalmology service treats patients with eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, ocular inflammation, macular degeneration and eye injuries, in addition to monitoring eye health in patients with other disorders. We offer treatments such as cataract and lens surgeries and laser eye surgery.

The optometry service performs comprehensive vision exams to assess eye health and vision needs, and provides vision correction with glasses or contact lenses for both pediatric and adult patients. We also provide testing for glaucoma and cataracts.

The health, safety and well-being of our patients remains our top priority during the COVID pandemic. The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology is implementing a recovery plan to resume patient clinical and surgical care while making every effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We have taken a number of steps to ensure the safety of all our patients visiting our practices and our operating rooms during these times. We value the opportunity to provide you the best in eye care. Should you have an urgent eye problem, please contact us at (415) 353-2800.

Coronavirus precautions

  • For everyone's safety, we're taking extra precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include thorough disinfection between patients and physical distancing, which may result in longer wait times.
  • For space and safety reasons, we'll be seeing one patient at a time. You may bring one other person with you only if you are a minor, need an interpreter, or need assistance due to disability.
  • Please sign in on the waiting list at the door when you arrive. We will call or text your cell phone when it's your turn.
  • Everyone must wear a face covering, per UCSF policy.

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • n10-2x

      Best in Northern California in ophthalmology

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    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
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    Our research initiatives

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      The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology and the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology are dedicated to uncovering the causes and mechanisms of eye diseases, with the goals of fighting vision loss and restoring sight.

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