Department of Ophthalmology

Scheie Eye Institute exam room

Department of Ophthalmology

The Scheie Eye Institute is the Department of Ophthalmology for Penn Medicine. Our eye care specialists provide the most up-to-date methods of treatment for a full range of eye disorders. We offer complete diagnostic and treatment services in comprehensive ophthalmology, as well as all subspecialty areas. Services range from routine eye examinations to the most advanced ocular surgery.

We are dedicated to:

  • Excellence in patient care
  • Educating future clinical ophthalmologists and vision scientists
  • Community eye care needs through outreach
  • Advancing the frontier of research to prevent blindness and vision loss

As a world leader in research, we are consistently one of the top recipients of funding from the National Eye Institute.

Inside the Department of Ophthalmology

Patient Care

The Scheie Eye Institute provides patient-centered care, combined with leading edge technology and resources. Learn more about our programs and services. 


The Scheie Eye Institute provides excellent patient care today, while performing the breakthrough research necessary to discover the treatments of tomorrow. 

Education and Training

Education is a top priority at the University of Pennsylvania's Scheie Eye Institute/Department of Ophthalmology.

About Us

The Scheie Eye Institute is committed to providing the highest level of quality care and service. 

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