Welcome to the website of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Whether you are a prospective patient, a residency applicant or simply someone interested in the latest advances in vision research, you will find much of interest to you here.
Long recognized as a leader in the Visual Sciences, the Department has established a tradition of excellence in academic medicine and research that stems from the early years of the 20th century and continues to guide us in the 21st. The Department's Eye Center is a referral and consultation facility that provides outstanding ophthalmic care to the citizens of St. Louis and the central midwest. Our faculty are among the finest in the country and many conduct internationally-recognized research into the causes and prevention of eye diseases.