As world leaders in patient care, teaching and research, we strive to touch lives and preserve and restore vision through innovation and compassionate service.


Safety | Compassion | Commitment | Efficiency


Long recognized as a leader in the Visual Sciences, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis has established a tradition of excellence in academic medicine, patient care, and research that stems from the 1920’s and continues today.


Our faculty are among the finest in the country, and many conduct innovative internationally-recognized research into the causes and prevention of blindness and eye diseases.

Patient Care

We have expanded our clinical enterprise with additional providers, practice locations, and services to deliver unparalleled patient care to the citizens of St. Louis and the central Midwest.


Through our residency and fellowship programs, we are committed to training outstanding clinicians and scholars. Our graduates are poised to become the future leaders in Ophthalmology.