New and existing patient resources

New and existing patient resources

When you receive eye care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, you have access to a top-notch team and the latest solutions to treat, cure and prevent eye conditions and diseases. Our experienced physicians and caring staff ensure that you're always considered an equal partner in your health care experience, and we keep you informed every step of the way.

Whether you need new prescription eyewear or require a surgery consultation, we’re honored that you trust us with your care.

COVID-19 safety at Ohio State Ophthalmology

Sayoko Moroi, MD, PhD, explains the safety measures our eye care professionals and staff are taking to protect you during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eye appointment FAQs

Eye appointment FAQs

Prepare for your eye care appointment by reviewing our frequently asked questions.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected care at Ohio State?

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected care at Ohio State?

Preparing for eye surgery

Preparing for eye surgery

Whether you’re coming for a same-day procedure or a longer stay, you’ll receive high-quality, compassionate care from our eye care specialists. Surgery can be a treatment option for a wide variety of eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, refractive error, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachment, droopy eyelids and corneal disease.

Knowing that some of our patients might be having surgery for the first time, we’ve compiled some information to address common concerns.

Insurance and financial information

Insurance and financial information

Connecting you with support and resources

Making it to appointments and obtaining prescriptions can be challenging, especially when you have a vision impairment or loss. The Ohio State Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has a social worker dedicated to improving health care and access to care for patients with vision difficulties.

The social worker will meet with you to gain an understanding of your situation and discuss ways they can help you. They can connect you with local organizations and other resources to improve not only your health care, but your overall well-being.

Ohio State’s ophthalmology social worker can help connect you with:

  • Transportation – Transportation arrangements can be made for appointments at no charge to you
  • Interpreter services
  • Vision loss support groups and other support groups 
  • Pilot dog programs and applications

Contact

Your doctor can connect you with the ophthalmology social worker or you can contact her directly at:  

Rhonda Michelle, MSW, LSW
Licensed Medical Social Worker  
Havener Eye Institute/Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science  
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 5189, Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-366-6513
Email: rhonda.michelle@osumc.edu

Paige Murphy, MSW, LSW
Licensed Medical Social Worker
Havener Eye Institute Westerville/Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science  
484 County Line Road W. Suite 240, Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: 614-366-6120
Email: paige.murphy@osumc.edu

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