Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

  • Referring Providers

    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences “Consult Request Guidelines” 

    General Information for Referring Providers is available at the UI Hospitals and Clinics web site

    Scheduling an Appointment

    Appointment scheduling is arranged by calling our Ophthalmology Scheduling Office (contact information below).

    Upon scheduling an appointment, we request your office to fax medical information to our department prior to the patient’s appointment. Please include recent clinic notes, test results, MRI, or other test results relevant to the requested appointment.

    NOTE: Neuro-ophthalmology requires review of medical information prior to scheduling an appointment. Please fax materials before calling to arrange an appointment.

    Scheduling requests may also be submitted via e-mail: OphthalmologyScheduleRecept@healthcare.uiowa.edu

    Appointment Timeframes

    Timeframes vary based upon diagnosis, urgency and subspecialty clinic availability. General timeframes are 2-3 weeks (New patients) and 3-4 weeks (Returning patients).

    Preparing the Patient to Visit

    Patients are recommended to pre-register for their appointment prior to arriving. This helps expedite patient check-in. Please advise patients to contact our Pre-Access service at 1-888-309-0832.

    Patients should be reminded to notify our Reception Desk staff of who their referring provider is when they check-in so that we may properly communicate results after each appointment.

    Information for patients, including maps, directions, parking recommendations, and accommodations may be found at: www.uihealthcare.org/yourvisit/


    Obtaining Visit Results

    Letters explaining visit outcomes and results are sent to referring providers within 48 hours.

    Patient records are accessible to referring providers through UI CareLink, UI Health Care’s secure website.

    Clinic Contact Information

    Ophthalmology Scheduling: 319-356-2852
    Pediatric Ophthalmology Scheduling: 319-356-2859
    Fax: 319-356-1520
    Scheduling Office hours: M – F 8am – 5pm

    General Information: 319-356-2864
    Hospital Operator: 319-356-1616
    After-hours or weekends, call UI Consult at 800-322-8442

    Clinic Location

    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Pomerantz Family Pavilion, Level 1
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242

    Coming, Fall 2012:
    Iowa River Landing
    Coralville, Iowa

    UI Health Care Consulting Physicians

    Patient Education and Information

    For assistance in determining available UI Health Care services, contact UI Health Access: 800-777-8442 or 319-384-8442

    Information about eye conditions, diseases and vision-related resources may be found at:

    Clinical Trial Activity

    Find out more about Clinical Trials offered at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

    Continuing Medical Education

    Continuing medical education options are available for ophthalmologists, optometrists, and ophthalmic nurses and technicians.