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.

APHA Vision Care Section

The American Public Health Association Vision Care Section, Wills Eye Hospital, and the National Eye Institute have teamed up to provide a workshop titled See What I See: Virtual Reality Eye Disease Experience.  The workshop will provide the public with a comprehensive look at the top four blinding eye diseases (glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy), including prevention strategies, as well as a brief overview of dry eye disease.  A virtual reality simulation will follow the presentation to demonstrate the impact and correlation of poor eye health and disease.  The workshop is open to members of the public and will be held on November 2, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. (check-in will begin at 1:00pm)

Faculty for the workshop and hands-on simulation session will include:
Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD
Wills Eye Hospital Retina Service

Nicole Riese, OD
Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Yelena Smart, OD
New Jersey Veterans Affairs Medical Center