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Children's Mercy provides the highest-quality care for the entire range of vision and eye problems in children. Our ophthalmologists are specifically trained in childhood eye disorders and provide all medical and surgical management.

Vision problems in children require special treatment because the brain cells that control vision are not fully developed in children. Many pediatric vision problems occur when these cells are not responding normally. Our team provides specialized care to address these issues.    

Our expertise covers common problems such as blocked tear ducts, eyelid abnormalities and crossed eyes as well as rare, complex problems such as pediatric cataracts, glaucoma and eye tumors. 

Our program is one of only a few in the U.S. with a surgeon fellowship trained in pediatric refractive surgery and ophthalmology. Patients have access to comprehensive services to treat tear duct disorders, including congenital lacrimal duct obstruction. 

Adult patients with strabismus are evaluated and treated by members of the department.

Tour the Ophthalmology Clinic at Children's Mercy and see why we are the best place in Kansas City for your child's eye health

Department highlights

 

  • Our program is one of only a few in the U.S. with a surgeon fellowship trained in pediatric refractive surgery and ophthalmology.

  • Patients have access to comprehensive services to treat tear duct disorders, including congenital lacrimal duct obstruction. 

  • Ability to provide corneal cross linking surgery to make the cornea stronger.

  • Adult patients with strabismus are evaluated and treated by members of the department.

Children's Mercy is an American College of Surgeons Verified Center

Highest Level of Surgical Care

Children’s Mercy is one of only 10 centers in the nation to be verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center — the highest possible rating — by the American College of Surgeons. 

Planning for Surgery

From free valet parking at the front door to personalized follow-up care during your child’s recovery, we want every aspect of your experience at Children’s Mercy to be beyond your expectations.

Read about how to prepare your child for scheduled surgery, what to expect when you arrive, and resources available while you’re here.

Pediatric anesthesia at Children's Mercy

At Children’s Mercy, a pediatric anesthesiologist is an active member of your child’s care team before, during and after their surgery or procedure.

We administer anesthesia for more than 27,000 kids per year—that’s 74 per day—so our team is experienced at finding just-right doses of medication for kids of all sizes. 

Contact the ophthalmology team


Children's Mercy Broadway
(816) 960-8000

Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas 
(913) 696-8830

Children's Mercy Northland
(816) 413-2500

Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas Pediatric Eye Care
(913) 264-3200
(877) 234-3046

Optical shops for kids


Children's Mercy Broadway Optical
(816) 960-8023

Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas Optical
(913) 696-8818

Children's Mercy Northland Optical
(816) 413-2560

Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas Pediatric Eye Care Optical Shop
(913) 264-3205