Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters provides ophthalmology services through its affiliation with several pediatric ophthalmologists in the community. Patients can be seen at the hospital or at one of the physician's offices located throughout Hampton Roads.
What conditions do you treat?
We care for children with a variety of eye conditions, including:
What services do you offer?
We tailor each child's treatment plan according to his or her unique needs. Among the services we may recommend for your child are:
- A-scan biometry
- B-scan ultrasonography
- Cataract surgery
- Contact lens fittings
- Electroretinography (ERG)
- Fundus photography
- Visual acuity testing
- Visual field perimetry
Does your staff have special training?
Our physicians are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have completed additional training (called a fellowship) in pediatric ophthalmology or neuro-ophthalmology. Each physician is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine.
Where do you see patients?
We offer our patients the convenience of office appointments at several different locations. Appointment day and hours vary at each location. Click here for a list of office locations offering ophthalmology services.
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
This depends on what kind of insurance you have. If you have an HMO, you must:
- Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment.
- Make sure your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral.
- Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.
If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.
We offer in-depth information about insurance in our Billing and Insurance section.