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Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

What we do

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at SickKids:

  • Is the largest paediatric ophthalmology centre in North America
  • Receives 17,000 clinic visits per year
  • Performs 1,000 surgeries per year
  • Is the largest paediatric ophthalmology training program in North America
  • Is the largest paediatric vision research program in Canada
  • Provides comprehensive primary, secondary care to local community, advanced tertiary and quaternary care provincially, nationally and internationally
  • Is the only Ocular Genetics/Retinoblastoma Program in Canada
  • Operates a state of the art paediatric ophthalmic imaging unit
  • Hosts an on-site Paediatric Ophthalmology Sedation Unit
  • Offers an excellent Orthoptic Clinic
  • Is the only Paediatric Ocular Motor Laboratory in Canada 
  • Is Canada's first Neurovision Program
  • Is the strongest ophthalmic research program (two endowed chairs, more than two million dollars per year in grants)
  • Uses multidisciplinary groups which allow us to bring knowledge from the bench to the bedside (translational ophthalmology)

Read more about the Programs and Services offered within the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, as well as common Tests and Procedures.  

Visit our Clinical activities page for detailed information on activities such as NeuroVision, Ocular Genetics, Retinopathy of Prematurity,  Ocular Reconstruction and Retinoblastoma.