Laura Chalkley, MS


Laura Chalkley is an orthoptist, an eye care specialist who assesses disorders of visual development, eye muscle function and the eyes' ability to work as a pair. She provides support and expertise to doctors who care for adult and pediatric patients with strabismus (a disorder in which the eyes don't look in the same direction). To treat patients with strabismus and amblyopia (a condition in which abnormal development limits sight in one eye), she may use eye patching, exercises or glasses. She also sees patients for follow-up visits.

Chalkley earned her bachelor's degree in orthoptics at the University of Liverpool. She earned a postgraduate certificate in clinical studies and management from the University of Brighton, then returned to the University of Liverpool for a master's degree in psychology. She is a member of the International Strabismological Association and American Association of Certified Orthoptists.

In her free time, Chalkley enjoys traveling, hiking and volunteering. Her interests include psychology, social justice, behavioral economics and the bond between humans and animals.


Pediatric Ophthalmology
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, Suite M5324
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2800

Conditions & Treatments

  • Amblyopia
  • Double Vision
  • Eye Motility Disorders
  • Strabismus

More about Laura Chalkley


University of Liverpool, BS, Orthoptics 2006
University of Liverpool , MS, Psychology 2018

This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.