Lurie Children’s Division of Ophthalmology provides world-class treatment and care for a full range of pediatric eye disorders, eye trauma and vision problems. The division consists of ten board-certified ophthalmologists with fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and two optometrists with interests in pediatric care and low vision. Last year, the division offered care and consultations to approximately 17,910 patients and performed 829 surgeries.
We also have two optical shops for children, optical centers that provide specialty frames for kids that are both durable and fashionable. Learn more about the optical shops.
Our multidisciplinary approach to care leads us to work closely with physicians in a variety of other medical specialties since many childhood diseases and disorders often affect vision and the eye. The team collaborates with divisions across the medical center and works closely with longtime affiliates at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
To make an appointment with one of our specialists, please follow one of the steps below.
Make an Appointment Online
Existing MyChart users: If you have a Lurie Children's MyChart account, log in at mychart.luriechildrens.org to schedule your appointments.
New Patients & Non-MyChart users: Please fill out our Online Scheduling Form to schedule an appointment online or request an appointment. After you request an appointment, a MyChart account will be set up for you to schedule appointments online.
Patient Request for Illinois State Eye Exam & Ocular Reports
Please complete the patient information portion of the requested form and be sure to sign the Consent of Parent or Guardian portion. After you have completed the patient information and signed the parent or guardian consent portion of the requested form, please fax to 312.227.9780.
Be sure to include instructions on where you would like the form(s) sent after it has been completed by our Clinical Staff. For example; if you would like for us to fax it to your child’s school, please include the name of the school name, attention and the fax number.
In addition to dedicated in-house staff members, the division includes several part-time subspecialists offering expertise in areas such as preverbal vision testing (TAC), ultrasonography, ophthalmic photography and electroretinogram (ERG) testing. All team members actively engage in clinical research, teaching and the practice of general pediatric ophthalmology.
Since many eye problems occur at an early age, it is important that your child receives eye examinations and visual screening tests. Vision problems can lead to visual loss, developmental problems and learning disabilities. We provide various visual screenings and eye exams for children
The Division of Ophthalmology offers a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismusn in partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. We also offer an orthoptic training program.
Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.227.7500.