Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute and the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

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Address: 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229
Phone: 513-636-4751
Toll Free: 1-800-344-2462
Website: www.cincinnatichildrens.org

Mission & Purpose

Cincinnati Children’s will improve child health and transform delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education, and innovation.

For patients from the local community, the nation and the world, the care Cincinnati Children’s provides will achieve the best medical and quality of life outcomes, patient and family experiences and value for today and in the future.


Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute (APEI) provide clinical expertise in outpatient care for a range of problems.

From the children who need glasses to correct a focus problem to those who need specialized care for amblyopia, strabismus, cataracts, glaucoma, eye trauma, eye cancers, and degenerative or genetic problems of the eye, we offer state-of-the-art technology to evaluate the eye. We offer:

  • ultrasound
  • scanning laser that scans the details of the retina and optice nerve
  • specialized equipment to test the electrical activity of the retina and optic nerve

Vision Screening

Within the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, APEI also sponsors an outreach in school vision-screening program to help detect preventable causes of blindness in children.

The vision-screening program provides free vision screening to Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky children (up to age 18), and participates in community health fairs and educational programs.  The “Eyes without light” education program helps unaffected students understand the daily challenges of children and adults with impaired vision.

The APEI also supports clinic research initiatives to investigate new and emerging pediatric eye treatments for various types of eye disorders.

For more information on the outreach programs contact carol.weinel@cchmc.org

Cincinnati Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program (CCVRP):

We provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary low vision evaluations to children ages 2-21 who have irreversible visual impairment.

These evaluations include assessment of visual function, eye health, and visual demands in both educational and home settings. Recommendations for magnification devices, assistive technology, and classroom and adaptations are made in partnership with the child’s parents and teachers.

After the clinic visit, followup with the child’s teacher ensures the appropriateness of devices and recommendations, maximizing access to the visual environment.

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