Ophthalmology Core

The Center for Human Phenomic Science (CHPS) offers ophthalmological testing services for children. The Ophthalmology Core at CHOP's CHPS was established to provide clinical and translational research services in ophthalmology for the assessment of visual function and structure.

How to Access the Ophthalmology Core

Services and Tests

  • Eye Exam (types)
    • visual acuity
    • recognition acuity
    • grating acuity
    • motility
    • slit lamp exam / anterior segment evaluation
    • external segment evaluation
    • fundus exam
    • refraction
    • best corrected
  • Sensorimotor Exam (motility and alignment, strabismus, binocular function)

The following tests require a professional interpretation which includes a separate fee:

  • Contrast sensitivity (partnered with eye exam) (plus 15 min interpretation)
  • Color vision testing (partnered with eye exam) (plus 15 min interpretation)
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT): Anterior segment (plus 30 min interpretation)
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT): Optic nerve (plus 30 min interpretation)
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT): Retina (plus 30 min interpretation)
  • Visual field measures: Using Humphrey (plus 15 min interpretation)
  • Visual field measure: Using Goldman (plus 15 interpretation)
  • Full field sensitivity testing/Dark adaptation (plus 30 min interpretation)
  • Electroretinography (plus 30 min interpretation)
  • Visual evoked potential (plus 15 min interpretation)
  • Fundus photography (plus 15 min interpretation)
  • Ocular ultrasound (plus 15 min interpretation)
  • Other (charged by the hour)
  • Other Ophthalmology Professional Interpretation (per 15 minutes)


Gil Binenbaum, MD, CHPS Ophthalmology Core Director, x44594
Suzanne McCullough, Ophthalmology Research Scheduler, x40603
Jenny Bartelle, Ophthalmology Division Manager, x44599
Melissa Jakubowski, Ophthalmic Technician, JakubowskiM [at] email.chop.edu
Agnieshka Baumritter, Research Team Manager, x 44956
John Krall, CHPS Administrative Director, x51790