Preserving Your Eyesight
Your eye is a complex and delicate organ, and working on it requires a high level of expertise. Whether you need the removal of a stye or a tumor, you should trust your eyes to the most skilled hands.
We diagnose and correct problems, including eye tumors, glaucoma, nerve damage and vision loss.
UVA Eye Care Services
UVA's eye care services include:
One of only five neuro-ophthalmologists in Virginia, making us a primary center for treating optic nerve conditions, brain tumors, nerve palsies and head trauma
One of the only practices in the region performing DSAEK (Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty), an innovative new cornea transplant method
Diagnostic electroretinogram, or ERG, to diagnose diseases of the retina
Our advanced technologies include lasers, instruments and surgical techniques, including:
High-risk corneal transplants
Eye surgery to repair your vision
Treatment of cataracts with lens implants
Specialized computers to assess the quality of your cornea's surface
Early diagnosis of glaucoma
Find out more about our advanced eye treatments.
Full-Service Eye Care at UVA
Did you know that eventually everyone will develop cataracts? They may develop at 60 years old or at 90; there's multiple factors involved.
Optometrist Evan Kaufman, OD, shares two pieces of advice for maintaining eye health:
- Get annual dilated eye exams so your doctor can properly evaluate your eyes and provide suitable treatment.
- Don't sleep in contact lenses. It can lead to an increased chance of infection and significantly affect your vision.
Read more about UVA's eye care services and common eye health questions.
We care about the long-term well-being of your eyes. Use these steps to increase your eye health:
- Practice good eye hygiene
- Clean and care for your contact lenses
- Use safety goggles
- Take vitamins to slow down or prevent low vision
- Schedule routine visits with an eye doctor when you have diabetes
- Learn how other diseases can affect your eyes