At the WVU Eye Institute, we provide advanced, comprehensive vision care using the latest diagnostic and therapeutic tools for adults and children. Many of our board-certified doctors have completed medical training in specialized areas of ophthalmology.

The WVU Eye Institute offers 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
  • Cataracts
  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Coats’ disease
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Crossed eye(s)
  • Diabetic eye diseases
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Dry eyes
  • Ectropion
  • Eye twitching
  • Eye abnormalities
  • Fuchs’ dystrophy (swelling of the cornea)
  • Glaucoma
  • Iritis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular degeneration
  • Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • Pink eye
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retina vitreous conditions
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Uveitis

Evaluation and Treatment

We offer adult and pediatric patients routine and specialized eye care services, and the vast 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 through our Eye Shop


  • BOTOX® injections
  • Chemical peel
  • Eyelid lift
  • Facial CO2 laser resurfacing
  • Facial fillers
  • Latisse
  • Removal of facial lesions


  • Corneal cross-linking
  • 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
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Vitrectomy

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE 855-988-2273
WVU Eye Institute
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

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Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

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Optical Services

The WVU Eye Institute offers adults and kids comprehensive eye exams to provide a complete evaluation of the health of your eyes and your vision. Our highly-trained ophthalmologists perform screening tests for common eye diseases and other vision problems. We offer same-day cataract surgery and LASIK vision correction surgery. Our vision specialists provide you with a variety of routine, preventive, and specialty services – all at one convenient location.

Eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions from Eye Institute providers and outside providers are accepted at our Eye Shop, open in the WVU Eye Institute on Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Discounts are available for WVU Medicine employees, WVU employees, students, and veterans. Most vision insurances are accepted, and we participate in health savings cards and spending account plans.

Screenings during a comprehensive eye exam may include:

  • Cataracts
  • Color blindness
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • Overall eye health

Allison Bardes, MD

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Assistant Professor
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Geoffrey Bradford, MD, MS

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Director, Residency Program; Professor
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Judie Charlton, MD

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Chief Medical Officer; Professor
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Brian Ellis, MD

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Associate Professor
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Ghassan Ghorayeb, MD

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Assistant Professor, Director Vitreoretinal Fellowship
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David Hinkle, MD

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Associate Professor
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Alison Hixenbaugh, OD

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Assistant Professor
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Lingo Lai, MD

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Assistant Professor
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Brian McMillan, MD

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Assistant Professor, Director Ophthalmology Medical Student Clerkship
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Charles Moore, MD

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Assistant Professor; Medical Director, WVU Eye Institute
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John Nguyen, MD

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Associate Professor
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Anthony Realini, MD, MPH

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Professor; Director Glaucoma Fellowship; Director, Clinical Research
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Bradley Thuro, MD

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Assistant Professor
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Lee Wiley, MD

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Associate Professor
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