Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics

Every year in the United States, almost 4% of children suffer from serious eye problems which often go undetected. Many of these potentially blinding conditions are treatable if diagnosed early.

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics Service at Wills Eye exemplifies our commitment to excellence in patient care, research, education and community outreach. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of children with all eye care concerns -- especially blinding conditions such as genetic eye disease in children and adults, pediatric cataract and glaucoma, and pediatric uveitis as well as the common and potentially disabling disorders of strabismus, nystagmus and amblyopia in children and adults.

We invite caring friends like you to make a gift to help to ensure the best care possible for children who come to Wills Eye from around the world.

Your gift truly will make a difference in the life of a child.

Please select one of the funds below and indicate it on the gift form provided:

Sight 4 Kids Fund provides resources for the highest priority needs in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics.

Joan and Joseph Garde Family Fund for Children enables us to provide world-class care, to children who do not have the means to pay. Every child deserves the best care.

Joseph H. Calhoun, MD Fund honors our former Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology by funding the Annual Joseph H. Calhoun Pediatric Ophthalmology Forum, affectionately known as “Joe’s Meeting” which attracts pediatric ophthalmologists from across the country for a three-day educational event.

Pediatric Research Fund allows our physicians and fellows conduct research at the very forefront of ophthalmologic innovation. These projects have immediate implications for advancing clinical care.

Ocular Genetics Fund advances research, education and clinical programs for the diagnosis, management, and counseling for ocular genetic disease.

You can make a difference in restoring and improving sight for children served by Wills Eye Hospital.