Sharon Lehman, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I became a pediatric ophthalmologist because the work combines my surgical practice and interests with a specialty that allows me to have an ongoing relationship with many of my patients.

Why I Treat Children

A family ophthalmologist, who diagnosed systemic diseases in some of my family members, inspired me to become a physician. That special care and compassion helped shape my life’s work.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I do whatever I can to help my patients see clearly. One of my proudest professional moments was early in my career. I had performed cataract surgery on a child and after removing the bandages, I saw him look around for the first time. It took my breath away.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2015 Delaware Today Magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2015 Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2014 Delaware Today magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2014 Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America
  • 2013 Delaware Today Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2011 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC Medicaid
  • US Family Health Plan

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Strabismus

Research Activities

I’ve done research on antenatal ophthalmology, and in fact, I published the first description of it in the literature.

Medical Interests

  • Cortical visual impairment cataracts
  • Ocular problems associated with traumatic brain injury
  • Periocular masses
  • Prenatal eye screening
  • Ptosis

  • Jin, J., Friess, A., Hendricks, D., Lehman, S., Salvin, J., Reid, J. E., & Wang, J. (2021). Effect of gestational age at birth, sex, and race on foveal structure in children. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 259(10), 3137-3148. doi:10.1007/s00417-021-05191-3

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  • Jin, J., Apple, A., Friess, A., Lehman, S., Salvin, J., Hendricks, D., & Wang, J. (2020). Using OCT fixation shift to assess eccentric fixation in children with residual amblyopia. Translational Vision Science and Technology, 9(12), 1-11. doi:10.1167/tvst.9.12.30

  • Jin, J., Salvin, J., Lehman, S., Hendricks, D., & Friess, A. (2018). Reply. Journal of AAPOS, 22(5), 411-412. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2018.08.002

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  • Jin, J., Miller, R., Salvin, J., Lehman, S., Hendricks, D., Friess, A., & Libfraind, L. (2018). Funduscopic examination and SD-OCT in detecting sickle cell retinopathy among pediatric patients. Journal of AAPOS, 22(3), 197-201.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2017.12.019

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  • Russell, K., Oliver, S. E., Lewis, L., Barfield, W. D., Cragan, J., Meaney-Delman, D., & Extended Voting Group. (2016). Update: Interim guidance for the evaluation and management of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection : United States, August 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 65(33), 870-878. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6533e2

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