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We Are More Than Just Your Eye Doctors

We enable your best vision for as long as possible

A Tradition of Care

Ophthalmologists from the University of Wisconsin have been caring for patients and studying eye diseases since 1925. Our staff includes opticians and ophthalmologists who provide routine and preventive eye care, as well as sub-specialists who are national leaders in treating glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye tumors, macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

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

Our Eye Doctors

Academic medicine committed to your eye care

Our eye doctors are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for each and every patient they serve. Experience academic medicine in action when you visit our doctors at a convenient UW Health Eye Clinic in or around Madison.

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Low Vision

Enhancing and improving visual function

Low Vision Services are available at our University Station location. We provide services to enhance or improve visual function with magnifiers, telescopes, electronic devices, lighting and contrast. Our services include a low vision evaluation with Sanbrita Mondal, OD, with recommendations for low vision aids and various resources for living your best life with low vision.

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Cornea fellow studies eye image.


Refractive surgery provided by national leaders in eye care

If you’re not entirely happy with glasses or contact lenses, refractive surgery offers an alternative that could help you see better without them. Read about how refractive surgery works and what kinds of refractive eye surgery eye surgeons at UW Health Eye Clinics currently perform.

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Scleral Contact Lenses

Breaking the mold with corneal disease treatment

For patients with severe corneal diseases, specialized scleral contact lenses offer potential sight-saving results—even in the most difficult cases where other options have failed. Dr. Karina Conlin and Dr. Amy Walker are now certified in providing EyePrintPRO™ molded scleral devices—making UW Health Eye Clinics only one of two locations in the state to offer this service.

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Dr. Melanie Schmitt evaluating a pediatric ophthalmology patient

Pediatrics and Adult Strabismus

Caring for little ones and their families is what we do

Our pediatric ophthalmologists, orthoptists and technicians work together with your primary care providers to deliver the best care from now and well into the future. The future is bright for you and your children here at UW Eye Clinics.

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Common Eye Conditions

Leaders in research, diagnosis, technology, and treatment

The UW-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is at the forefront of research, diagnosis, and treatment of the leading causes of vision loss and other common eye conditions. We utilize the latest technological advancements to improve recovery times, help you manage care, and increase the potential for better vision.


Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. The UW-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is at the forefront of glaucoma research and discovery. Read on to learn more about this blinding disease.

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Macular Degeneration

Age-related Macular Degeneration, also called macular degeneration or AMD, is the nation’s leading cause of vision loss. Learn about the disease, what to look for if you think you might have AMD and how to prevent or stop the progression of macular degeneration, as well as ways to cope with low vision.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and a leading cause of blindness among working-age adults. Learn about symptoms and causes of diabetic retinopathy, and how the UW-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is a leader in the imaging, diagnosis, research and treatment of this debilitating eye disease.

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Cataract Care

Patients can enjoy easy access to quality cataract eye care through the various UW Health Eye Clinics located throughout Wisconsin. Surgeons at the UW have performed thousands of cataract procedures utilizing the latest advancements in technology, eliminating the need for hospitalization, offering quicker recovery times, and increasing the potential for better vision. UW doctors work closely with local eye care professionals, offering patients expanded access to eye care right in their own community.

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