Whether your child has a common or rare vision disorder, our team specializes in offering families the highest quality pediatric eye care. Our Eye Program provides the only hospital-based ophthalmology services in Southeast Wisconsin.

Helping your child see clearly

Our Eye Program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin proudly treats more than 7,500 children each year. Parents from Wisconsin and surrounding state trust their kids’ eye health to our team of qualified ophthalmologists and optometrists. Our specialists have the most pediatric eye care experience in the region and are actively involved in clinical research studies, including national studies funded by the National Institutes of Health.

We offer children premier, comprehensive pediatric ophthalmologic, optometric, and orthoptic care. Whether your child needs a routine eye exam or diagnosis and treatment for eye disease, our team of experts can readily collaborate to offer the best possible care.


Children’s eye program treats a wide range of eye disorders, including:

  • Strabismus - eye misalignment
  • Amblyopia - lazy eye or vision
  • Blocked tear duct
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma

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Treatments & tests

Our eye program offers a full spectrum of services, including:

  • Vision tests for children of all ages with optometry services
  • Treatment of eye injuries
  • Comprehensive optometry and ophthalmology services
  • Ophthalmic genetics
  • Orthoptics
  • Amblyopia and motility clinics
  • Rehabilitation Services

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Children’s eye program is a member of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigators Group (PEDIG) and has participated in numerous childhood vision-related studies.

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Program highlights

Ophthalmologic services
Our ophthalmological team helps pediatric patients with advanced eye conditions related to the cornea, retina, and other parts of the eye. Read more about visual screenings and eye examinations

Optometric services
Our optometrists specialize in offering children primary eye health care as well as providing treatment and management of conditions. Read more about eye glasses and contacts

Orthoptic care
Our orthoptic care specialists treat eye conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and convergence insufficiency, helping to prevent future vision problems.

Collaborative care
We collaborate with doctors in other hospital specialties to offer the best integrated care in situations such as diabetic eye care and neurological conditions.