About Wills Eye

Wills Eye Hospital was established in 1832 as the nation’s first eye hospital and has grown into one of the world’s premier eye care facilities. Our clinical expertise, state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and advanced surgical capabilities make Wills Eye a worldwide referral center where more than 300,000 patients are treated annually. Today, we continue to shape the science and medicine of ophthalmology, thanks to our talented, skilled physicians and staff who are dedicated to improving and preserving sight. Our 140,000 square foot facility houses inpatient beds, eight operating rooms, teaching facilities, and research facilities.

Skill with Compassion

Our motto is central to every aspect of patient care and Wills Eye remains steadfast in our commitment to improve the quality of life for patients and their families in our community and beyond.

Mission and Values

Wills Eye serves as a comprehensive center of ophthalmology and strives to remain the preeminent center of excellence by creating a continuum of care accessible and responsive to the needs of the community.

We are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of vision at every stage of care:

  • Excellent patient care to all of those in need
  • Support of its medical staff
  • Education of healthcare professionals and the community
  • Participation in medical research