Wills Eye Receives Top Tier Ranking by U.S. News & World Report

Ophthalmologists across the nation selected Wills as a premier choice for eye care

PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2023 Wills Eye Hospital has once again been recognized as a top choice for patients with complex eye disease by U.S. News & World Report. Ophthalmologists across the nation selected Philadelphia’s specialty eye hospital as one of the premier places to refer patients with the most challenging conditions through the publication’s “Best Hospitals” survey. This is the 33rd consecutive year Wills Eye has received this distinction.

“This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our exceptional team and their commitment to clinical care, research, and education. The Best Hospitals accolade is a reminder to patients with complex eye disease and referring ophthalmologists that compassion and excellence are driving forces behind everything we do,” said Julia A. Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Wills Eye Hospital. “It’s an honor to once again be among the best on U.S. News & World Report’s list.”

Wills Eye Hospital has provided comprehensive care for patients since 1832 when it was established as the nation’s first hospital specializing exclusively in eye care. As a global leader in ophthalmology, the organization serves more than 350,000 patients each year. Since 1972, Wills Eye has served as the Department of Ophthalmology for Thomas Jefferson University’s medical school and has been nationally recognized for its residency program, which has trained the most ophthalmologists of any program in the country.

“The hard work and innovation of our physicians continues to support Wills Eye Hospital’s position as one of the best hospitals in America,” said Joseph P. Bilson, Chief Executive Officer, Wills Eye Hospital. “Another year in the top tier rankings from U.S. News & World Report underscores our efforts to advance approaches to eye health and make a difference in our community locally, nationally, and around the globe. Thank you to our doctors, staff, and partners who help make our goal of world-class treatment for every patient, regardless of their disease, a reality.”

About Wills Eye Hospital
Wills Eye Hospital is a global leader in ophthalmology, established in 1832 as the nation's first hospital specializing in eye care. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Wills Eye as one of America's top ophthalmology Hospitals since the survey began, has the most nationally ranked ophthalmologists in the country and is among the top academic training programs in the U.S. for its residency program as voted by physicians in the nation. Wills Eye is a premier training site for all levels of medical education. Its resident and postgraduate training programs are among the most competitive in the country. The Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center at Wills harnesses the core strengths of Wills, the close connection between innovative research and advanced patient care, to discover therapeutic breakthroughs. Wills provides the full range of primary and subspecialty eye care for improving and preserving sight, including cataract and primary eye care, cornea, emergency care, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, oculoplastics, pathology, pediatric ophthalmology, refractive surgery, retina, and strabismus. Ocular Services include the Wills Laser Correction Center and Diagnostic Center. Its 24/7 Emergency Service is the only one of its kind in the region. Wills Eye also has a network of six multi-specialty, ambulatory surgery centers throughout the tristate area.