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Ophthalmology

The University of Kansas Health System offers comprehensive ophthalmology care for people with eye conditions. Ophthalmology includes every aspect of vision care, from glasses or contacts to complicated eye diseases. Our board-certified ophthalmologists evaluate and treat multiple conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.

About ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is a type of eyecare that diagnoses and treats a variety of different eye disorders. An ophthalmologist is a doctor who specializes in ophthalmology. These specialists have obtained a degree in medicine, followed by additional training in ophthalmology.

At The University of Kansas Health System, many of our ophthalmologists are also board-certified. This means they have achieved the highest level of training and education available in their field. Our ophthalmologists offer many services and procedures, some of which include:

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.

Routine vision exams

During a routine eye exam, an eye doctor reviews your medical history and completes a series of tests to determine the health of your eyes. The information from an eye exam may lead to medical procedures or prescriptions. Eye examinations should take place periodically as follows:

  • Before age 3: All children should have their eyes checked before age 3. If there is a family history of childhood vision problems, or if the child has a wandering, crossed or other eye problem, his or her eyes should be checked earlier.
  • Ages 3-20: Every 1-2 years, or as recommended.
  • Ages 20-40: Every 1-2 years, unless you experience any problems such as vision change, pain, flashes of light, new floaters or tearing or if you sustain an eye injury.
  • Ages 40-64: Have a baseline eye exam at 40, unless you're having symptoms or have risk factors for eye disease. If you have symptoms or a risk factor, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of eye disease, consult your ophthalmologist or optometrist to discuss how often you should be examined.
  • Age 65+: Every 1-2 years.

Our ophthalmology facilities

Our state-of-the-art clinics are designed for your comfort and convenience. Each patient-friendly facility includes streamlined exam rooms built around a centralized imaging system. This allows physicians to immediately access patient records and test results as well as other relevant images and information that might be helpful in explaining your eye condition.

Routine vision exams, minor cosmetic procedures and fittings for glasses or contacts are done on site. Many additional procedures can be done at our on-site Lasik and Refractive Surgery Center or our ambulatory surgery center. Sometimes, if the condition is more complex or there are other health complications involved, you may be referred to The University of Kansas Health System.

Our ophthalmology services

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Doctors at The University of Kansas Health System are care providers and researchers at the forefront of new medical discoveries. From primary care to complex conditions, we offer hundreds of specialists.

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Our eyecare locations

  • The University of Kansas Hospital - Specialty Surgery
    1. Eye Care and Specialty Surgery
    • 7400 State Line Road
    • Suites 100, 208 and 212
    • Prairie Village, KS 66208
    • Mon 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Tues 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Wed 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Thur 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Sat Closed -
    • Sun Closed -
    Office Contact:
  • Eye Center
    2. Medical Pavilion
    • Eye Center
    • 2000 Olathe Blvd., Miller Building, Suite 1011
    • Kansas City, KS 66160
    • Mon 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Tues 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Wed 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Thur 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Sat Closed -
    • Sun Closed -
    Office Contact:

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