James S. Lewis, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with specialty fellowship training in cornea, external disease and anterior segment surgery. Dr. Lewis is a member of the prestigious Wills Eye Surgical Network and performs more than 1,500 cataract eye surgeries annually. He currently serves as Director of Cataract, LASIK and Corneal Surgery at The Eye Institute at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry of Salus University in Philadelphia. For his groundbreaking surgical achievements, Dr. Lewis won second place at an American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery research competition. This award-winning technique is now taught worldwide as part of the required ophthalmology curriculum.
Dr. Lewis uses the advanced "no-stitch" technique when performing cataract surgery. He begins by making a small, self-sealing incision in the cornea and removing the clouded lens. He replaces the cataract with a premium intraocular lens (IOL). To minimize discomfort, Dr. Lewis administers eye drops, which help relax and dilate the pupils. Dr. Lewis offers the Crystalens accommodating IOL, an FDA-approved lens that mimics the eye's natural ability to focus on objects near and far. The Crystalens is a high-definition lens that enhances near vision and distant vision by helping the eye seamlessly transition between the two. Dr. Lewis is committed to providing outstanding patient care and excellent results, and uses only state-of-the-art technologies and advanced techniques to perform premium cataract surgery.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with acclaimed Philadelphia cataract surgeon Dr. Lewis and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact his office at (215) 886-9090.Email the Surgeon
James S. Lewis, MD, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics at Princeton University and completed his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University-Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Lewis performed an internship at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco and later, an ophthalmology residency at Duke University Eye Center, where he served his last year as Chief Resident. He completed a cornea, external disease and anterior segment surgery fellowship at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia. Dr. Lewis is a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He lectures nationally and internationally on thin-flap LASIK (SBK), Epi-LASIK and implantable contact lenses.
"Thank you for allowing me to see clearly again. I can't believe how well I can see. I really felt like I was in good hands with you and your staff, and I truly appreciate all the time and care post-surgery. Once again thank you. This is the greatest gift I have ever been given: to see everything and everyone around me clearly again." Jacqueline
"I wanted to express my sincerest thanks for all you have done. Your staff was professional and friendly and is a great asset to your practice. I have been spreading the word and I am sure you will be getting several new clients as a result." Dina
"I am both amazed and grateful for you and your staff. Even though you were only in my life for a few minutes, you changed it forever! It is three weeks since my surgery, and my vision has been clear. I have no pain, halos, no complaints, only praise! Because of you, I will continue to coax every eyeglass ⁄ contact wearer to just DO IT!" Leslie
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