WVU Eye Institute vision specialists provide you with a variety of routine, preventive, and specialty services – all at one convenient location.
A premier center for state-of-the-art vision care in West Virginia and beyond
Our board-certified doctors provide compassionate, advanced vision care to adults and children using the latest diagnostic and therapeutic tools. From first visit through treatment, our specialists offer both routine and complex eyecare services, with patient experience and outcome as our top priority.
The WVU Eye Institute provides routine eye exams and contact lens fittings, cosmetic facial rejuvenation, and specialty services for all of your eye health needs in one convenient location. We perform more than 700 laser procedures for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease each year.
Conditions We Treat
Our nationally recognized doctors specialize in diabetic eye disease, retinal detachments, macular diseases, and much more.
- Age-related changes to skin around the eyes
- Blocked tear ducts
- Central retinal artery occlusion
- Coats’ disease
- Corneal ulcer
- Crossed eye(s)
- Diabetic eye diseases
- Droopy eyelids
- Dry eyes
- Eye twitching
- Eye abnormalities
- Fuchs’ dystrophy (swelling of the cornea)
- Macular degeneration
- Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
- Pink eye
- Retinal detachment
- Retina vitreous conditions
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Thyroid eye disease
Treatments and Services
We offer adult and pediatric patients routine and specialized eyecare services. The majority of common surgical procedures, like cataract surgery, are performed as same-day surgery. To evaluate your eye condition, a WVU Medicine ophthalmologist will perform a comprehensive eye exam and other advanced screening methods to detect eye diseases.
Depending on your condition, treatment methods may include:
- Cataract removal
- Eyeglasses and contact lenses
- BOTOX® injections
- Chemical peel
- Eyelid lift
- Facial CO2 laser resurfacing
- Facial fillers
- Removal of facial lesions
- Corneal cross-linking
- Corneal neurotization
- Corneal ring implants
- Cornea transplant
- Laser photocoagulation
- Laser vision correction surgery, including LASIK and PRK
- Oculoplastic reconstructive surgery
- Pneumatic retinopexy
- Scleral buckling
- Tear duct surgery
Funding Visual Science Research
Making untreatable vision problems treatable: WVU receives $11M for visual sciences research center
A clinical trial conducted by the WVU Eye Institute for the use of EYELEA, an injection medication, has led to FDA approval for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
The experts at the WVU Eye Institute conduct ongoing clinical trials and research studies.
Learn more about the WVU School of Medicine Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences.