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.


Immediate Release

December 18, 2017-Philadelphia PA -Wills Eye Hospital, an internationally-respected medical center specializing in eye care, has extended its services to well vision and optical with its first Philadelphia locations named Wills Eye Wear now open and an additional location set for Fall 2018 in one of the city’s most anticipated revitalized shopping areas -- Fashion District of Philadelphia.

“We entered the wellness vision care and optical market to round out the eye care spectrum of services we provide. Now, In addition to the nationally recognized reputation in ophthalmology that we've demonstrated for more than 185 years, we want to also make it as convenient as possible for our well vision patients to have access to outstanding care and great eyewear in one seamless process. It made complete sense,” said Wills Eye CEO Joseph P. Bilson. “Our patients and healthcare partners had been asking us for this for some time so, we want to provide what patients need,” he added. Well vision services refer to basic eye exams, follow up maintenance exams for healthy eyes, refraction, and vision correction with eyeglasses or contact lenses.

As part of the new initiative, Wills Eye has hired excellent staff for its current locations and has tapped a member of the Wills Eye Management Team, Joe Frattali, to manage the business line. More employees will be hired as locations are added in the coming year. Wills Eye is making it easier for anyone visiting its stores to gain greater access to its top physician leaders for which the U.S. News & World Report Top Ranked Hospital has long been known.

Patients needing a well vision exam should call Wills Eye for an appointment. Appointments are available at either of our convenient Center City locations at Wills Eye’s main site at 840 Walnut Street, 215-928-3000, or its new store at 800 Arch Street at the corner of 8th and Arch, 267-831-3220. Wills Eye Wear store hours at the hospital’s main location at 840 Walnut Street on the 12th floor are 8:30-5:30 Monday through Friday. Its Arch Street location is Monday-Friday 9:00-6:00pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. This newest service line and venture for Wills offers a full slate of eyewear styles and frames with competitive pricing for adults and children.

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 centers since the survey began and has the most nationally ranked ophthalmologists in the country. Wills Eye is a premier training site for all levels of medical education. Its resident and post-graduate training programs are among the most competitive in the country. Wills provides the full range of primary and subspecialty eye care for improving and preserving sight, including cataract, cornea, retina, emergency care, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, oculoplastics, pathology, pediatric ophthalmology and ocular genetics, and refractive surgery. Ocular Services include the Wills Laser Correction Center, Low Vision Service, 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 nine multi-specialty, ambulatory surgery centers throughout the tri-state area. To learn more, please visit

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