Christopher Kelly, MD, MS

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Accepting New Patients

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    Mary Bridge Children's Health Center

    311 South L Street
    Tacoma, WA 98405
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    P. 253-792-6630   F. 253-864-2812


Provider Details

Certification: Ophthalmology
Practice Philosophy: Making certain a child has the best vision possible is critical for a child’s social and academic development. Every child should have a vision screening before starting school, and if there are any issues, should have access to an eye doctor specializing in the eye problems of children. In pediatric ophthalmology, the eyes are part of a growing, developing child, and the whole child needs to be considered before making decisions about therapy. Visiting the eye doctor can be frightening, especially for young children, but I work to make each appointment enjoyable, even fun, if possible. Doctors don’t practice medicine in isolation, but as part of a larger system. My interests outside of direct patient care involve using information technology and data science to improve the quality and outcomes of the care we deliver.

Professional School: Harvard Medical School; Northwestern University - Medical Informatics
Residency: Wills Eye Hospital
Fellowship: Duke University Eye Center


More Information

Dr. Kelly is a board-certified ophthalmologist with pediatric fellowship training and experience. His special interests and expertise includes:

  • strabismus
  • amblyopia
  • retinopathy of prematurity
  • childhood visual development
  • medical informatics/data science

Dr. Kelly performs many procedures including:

  • strabismus surgery
  • tear duct probes
  • ptosis repair

In his spare time, Dr. Kelly enjoys cycling and hiking. He's an avid reader with special interests in science and history.

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