Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
A routine eye exam can diagnose nearsightedness in your child. Eye doctors often first detect myopia in kids of elementary school age.
Early diagnosis is vital.
If you think your child may have myopia, call the Myopia Treatment Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC at 412-692-8940.
The Myopia Treatment Center has experts in both childhood and adult eye conditions and diseases at the UPMC Eye Center.
Our goals are to:
We endorse the use of the Brien Holden Vision Institute myopia calculator for guidance on the possible benefits, over time, of starting to treat myopia progression using various methods including glasses, contact lenses, orthokeratology, atropine drops, or a combination of treatment options.
The myopia calculator tool helps eye care practitioners, individuals, and caregivers apply the research-based evidence for various management options and enables the practitioner to demonstrate and discuss risk versus benefit for individual cases.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to: