TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Community

Throughout our history, Wills Eye has been dedicated to serving the community by providing clinical care and patient education.

Today, we have expanded these efforts to include a variety of programs to meet the eye care needs of patients locally and around the world.

Give Kids Sight Day

Wills Eye understands the importance of vision in learning. No other sense can stimulate curiosity, combine information, or invite exploration in the same way as vision. The management of eye problems in children requires special knowledge and skills, and Wills Eye is committed to helping educators and school health professionals promote good vision through screenings and on-site eye examination programs.

One of our ongoing efforts in this regard is Give Kids Sight Day. During this annual event, Wills Eye doctors provide free eye exams to almost 2,000 youngsters under age 19. Learn more.

Telemedicine

Wills Eye Hospital is at the forefront of global efforts to eliminate barriers in healthcare. Through our participation in several regional, national and international collaborations, we demonstrate the significant potential of telemedicine to meet the unique requirements of individuals and institutions in need of remote healthcare. Telemedicine technologies are a critical part of Wills Eye’s effort to improve the vision of patients everywhere and to prepare the next generation of ophthalmologists with cutting-edge skills and knowledge. Our clinical consultations and innovative educational events have enabled Wills Eye to become one of the most successful ophthalmic telemedicine programs in the world.