Wills Eye Health System - Cataract & Primary Eye Care (CPEC

By: Wills Eye  11/23/2011

Wills Eye Health System - Cataract & Primary Eye Care (CPEC)

Suite 1230
Phone: (215) 928-3041
Fax: (215) 928-3225
Director: Robert Bailey, MD
Clinic Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am — 4:30 pm

The Cataract and Primary Eye Care (CPEC) Service is the hub of Wills Eye. Approximately 22,000 patients are seen each year. Wills Eye physicians perform routine eye exams and refer any serious complications to one of the subspecialty services. Each year thousands of patients also undergo cataract surgery at Wills Eye, benefiting from the experience of world-class surgeons consistently rated as America's best.

Specifically, the CPEC Service cares provides:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cataract Screenings
  • Comprehensive eye examinations
  • Vision screenings
  • Refractive surgery
  • Contact lens examinations
  • Consultations with subspecialists in ophthalmology (such as neuro-ophthalmology)
  • Referrals to specialists in other medical disciplines (such as endocrinologists for persons with diabetes)

The Service has nearly two dozen fully equipped examining rooms, staffed by highly trained resident physicians under the supervision of staff physicians on the CPEC Service.

Examination is by appointment only. We believe that a complete eye examination requires time (about two hours) if it is to be done thoroughly. Therefore, please make sure that you allow adequate time in your schedule. Also, if you have any questions or concerns about insurance coverage, please feel free to call our office.

Sunglasses are advised for use after a routine examination, so you may want to bring a pair with you.

Other products and services from Wills Eye


Wills Eye Health System - Low Vision Service

After the initial training is complete, patients with particular life goals are introduced to the full range of magnifiers, telescopes, optical, electronic, and computer aids to augment particular tasks such as television viewing, personal accounting or personal mobility concerns.


Wills Eye Health System - Glaucoma Service

The service participates in most of the national clinical trials sponsored by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health in order to bring new drugs and surgical methods to patients as quickly as possible. The William A. and Anna V. Goldberg Glaucoma Service and Research Center at Wills Eye is the largest in the country.


Wills Eye Health System - Cornea Service

Daily, an average of 70 to 80 patients with corneal or external ocular disease problems are examined by a full-time staff that includes attending surgeons, fellows and residents. The Cornea Service treats patients with disorders of the cornea and outer coats of the eye. The Cornea and External Disease Service of Wills Eye is one of the largest in the country.