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University of Iowa Health Care doctors are ready to care for you—it doesn’t always have to be in person—and they know how to keep you safe. Even during the pandemic, you should get the care you need. We’re here for you.

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Eye Care Clinic

The Eye Care Clinic, also called the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Clinic, provides general eye care including:

  • Cataract assessment and surgery
  • Laser, medical, and surgical care for conditions of the eye and surrounding structures
  • Assessment and treatment of retinal conditions such as:
    • Age-related macular degeneration
    • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Contact lens fitting and care
  • Cosmetic procedures involving the eye and eyelid
  • Laser vision correction and refractic surgery
  • Routine eye exams and primary eye care
  • Treatment for dry eyes and strabismus (misaligned eyes)

Patients are screened for specific eye problems and if necessary, are seen by specialists in our specialty clinics.

Primary eye clinic patients receive expert vision measurements in a cost-efficient manner with speedy appointment scheduling options. For more advanced medical care and for contact lens fittings, patients are referred to other services within the Ophthalmology Department.

We offer selected eye care services at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics - Iowa River Landing, including our eyewear service UI Optical. Located at the Coralville interchange on Interstate 80 (exit 242), UI Hospitals & Clinics - Iowa River Landing offers patients easy access, free parking, several amenities, and a state-of-the-art building for delivering outstanding patient care.

In 2018-19 our ophthalmology program was ranked seventh in the nation by U.S.News & World Report and third recently for clinical care by Ophthalmology Times.

Convenient Eyewear Service

UI Optical offers designer frames as well as the newest technology in lens materials, designs, and treatments or coatings for adult and children's eyeglasses. Professional opticians with American Board of Opticianry certification will help with your eyewear needs. Walk-ins are welcome at UI Optical.

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