Patient Care

As local concerns increase around COVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of our patients remains our top priority. The Department of Ophthalmology is closely monitoring the situation and working with our partners at UCSF Health to provide ongoing eye care. The situation is evolving daily and so are our efforts. For now, non-urgent visits and elective surgery are being postponed. Should you have an urgent eye problem, please contact us at (415) 353-2800. The following website is also provided as a resource:
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Our ophthalmologists and optometrists provide consultation, evaluation and treatment of ophthalmological problems through general and subspecialty practices at UCSF Medical Center.  Visits are by appointment only, but 24 hour urgent and emergency service is available.  Adult eye care services can be contacted through (415) 353-2800 (click here for directions and maps).  We offer adult eye care at two main locations on the Parnassus Campus. The Beckman Vision Center is located at 8 Koret Way, and can also be accessed from Parnassus Avenue at the street level (after entering through the marked doorway, proceed to the elevators and take them to the 5th floor). The ACC ophthalmology unit is located at 400 Parnassus Avenue, 7th floor, Room A750, (make a left onto the 7th floor hallway from the elevators). For more information on Mission Bay eye care for children, please click here.

Routine vision care services, including adult eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lenses and general management of common eye diseases are offered to all patients at the UCSF Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Optometry Clinic.   All Ophthalmic Specialty Services for complex and rare eye conditions are readily available as needed.  We have the largest surgical eye care program in Northern California, which includes cataract and cornea surgery, glaucoma surgery, oculoplastic eyelid and orbital surgery, refractive surgery (laser vision correction), strabismus correction, and vitreoretinal surgery. Our other areas of expertise are neuro-ophthalmology, ocular inflammatory disease (uveitis), ocular oncology, ocular pathology, and diagnosis and treatment of retinal degeneration.

Our Eye Care Clinics (see all clinics here or below):