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.

Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center

The Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center at Wills Eye

seeks to advance knowledge and enhance the quality of vision care.

The Department currently works with a multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians who are investigating the effectiveness of prevention strategies to improve access to eye care for people with diabetes. The Department is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, in collaborative efforts with Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Miami and University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Wills Eye Hospital Department of Research will continue to work on projects that improve education, research, clinical care, and public service for vision care issues.

Wills Eye Research Faculty and Staff