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.

Refractive Surgery Evaluations

Prior to refractive surgery, patients need a complete  evaluation. Patients should be out of their soft contact lenses for at least two weeks and rigid contact lenses for at least three to four weeks prior to this examination. At the evaluation, numerous tests, including measurement of the amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, measurement of pupil size, corneal curvature analysis and a dilated examination will be performed. We will then review the results of these tests and discuss in detail the best refractive surgery options for each patient. Then entire evaluation takes about two hours. In general, patients should be older than 21 years, not be pregnant or nursing, have healthy eyes and a stable refraction (strength of glasses and contact lenses) to be a good candidate for refractive surgery.