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Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at UI Health has a historic legacy of unparalleled clinical care, outstanding education, and innovative research. For more than 150 years, we have been leaders in providing the most advanced care to patients with serious and complicated eye conditions. Home of the Illinois Eye and Ear, we are the No. 1 referral destination for ophthalmologists in the region. Our nationally recognized subspecialty services and ophthalmologists are committed to treating and curing eye diseases, and we focus on training and developing the best and brightest students to be the next generation of eyecare leaders.

Telehealth Appointments

To better serve our patients during the spread of COVID-19, we're transitioning to a virtual clinic and are offering telehealth appointments to new and existing patients. A telehealth appointment is a virtual "at home health visit" conducted through phone or video call. Please call 312.996.EYES (3937) to request an appointment. If you have a video visit scheduled, please click here for instructions.


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Meet the Department Head

Dr. R.V. Paul Chan is the head of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Pediatric Retina and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Service at UI Health. His clinical practice focuses on vitreoretinal surgery and he is internationally renowned for his expertise in caring for children with ROP.  His primary research interests focus on utilizing new technology and imaging techniques to better evaluate and manage children with retinal disease. Dr. Chan is the John H. Panton, MD Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.


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Our Locations

Specialty Care Building (SCB)
1009 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612
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Eye and Ear Infirmary (EEI)
1855 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
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To request an appointment, please call 312.996.EYES (3937)

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We’ve Moved!
In September, we will be moving one block east.

Same great care, new building.

Our new Specialty Care Building is six floors of patient care space providing a new home for the following clinics in addition to other outpatient services including an on-site pharmacy.

New address: 1009 S. Wood St.

Clinics at the SCB:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Contact Lens
  • Cornea
  • General Eye Clinic
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastics
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retina
  • Uveitis

Note: Our Dry Eye and oGVHD Clinic and Ophthalmic Clinical Trials and Translational Center will remain in our current building: 1855 W. Taylor St.

We look forward to providing care for you in our new state-of-the-art facility!