Patient Care

The health, safety and well-being of our patients remains our top priority during the COVID pandemic. The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology is implementing a recovery plan to resume patient clinical and surgical care while making every effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We have taken a number of steps to ensure the safety of all our patients visiting our practices (Clinic Visit Fact Sheet) and our operating rooms (Surgery Visit Fact Sheet) during these times. We value the opportunity to provide you the best in eye care. Should you have an urgent eye problem, please contact us at (415) 353-2020. The following UCSF websites are also provided for reference: Resources for Patients and Preparedness for Surgery and Other Procedures

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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) 353-2020 (click here for directions and maps).  We offer adult eye care at three main locations, the Wayne and Gladys Valley Center (WGVCV) for Vision, the Parnassus Campus, and the UCSF Berkeley Outpatient Center (BOPC). WGVCV is located at 490 Illinois St, the Parnassus clinic is located at at 400 Parnassus Avenue, 6th floor, and the BOPC clinic is located at 3100 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA. 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.

UCSF’s Department of Ophthalmology allows patients self-scheduling for select services and other online access to their medical records, select test results, provider communication, upcoming appointment information and eVisits through UCSF’s MyChart. Here is a tip sheet about how to use My Chart self-scheduling. MyChart access can be established through this link.

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