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About the Practice

LASIK, Cataract and Corneal Specialist – Dry Eye Institute

Are you struggling with chronically dry, itchy and uncomfortable eyes and can’t find relief with over-the-counter products? If so, it’s time to turn to the professionals at the Dry Eye Institute for effective treatment. Our team is led by Philadelphia corneal specialist Dr. James Lewis, an innovator in dry eye treatment who currently offers a range of options designed to lubricate and soothe the eyes.

After learning a little more about our practice and the treatments we offer, please feel free to call us for an appointment at 215-886-9090.

About Dr. James Lewis

Dr. James Lewis graduated from Princeton University and Thomas Jefferson Medical College, where he won awards in ophthalmology and research. He was selected as chief resident during his third year at Duke University Eye Center and subsequently was offered a faculty position, but instead opted to complete subspecialty training in corneal and refractive surgery, in South Australia. After his return to the United States, Dr. Lewis accepted a position as Director of Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Lewis currently serves as the Director of Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry of Salus University, located in Philadelphia. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and focuses his practice on LASIK, corneal and cataract surgery in Philadelphia, serving the surrounding Pennsylvania and New Jersey areas.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Dr. Lewis is an authority on the subjects of intraocular lens insertion without capsular support and microkeratome flap creation during LASIK surgery; he has lectured around the world on these topics, speaking to the most prestigious ophthalmology associations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the World Ophthalmology Congress and the European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Lewis has also published extensively on implantable contact lenses (ICLs).


Dr. Lewis was involved in the development of important instruments for suture management in corneal transplantation. He also was a key participant in several FDA clinical trials for ophthalmic equipment companies such as AMO, Morcher, Moria and Staar. Dr. Lewis was the first Delaware Valley surgeon to implant the Staar Visian ICL and is one of seven surgeons nationally to be selected for Staar’s Collamer Accommodation Study Team. He was also the first surgeon to work with the Moria SBK microkeratome device for LASIK surgery, and was named a “mover and shaker of premium IOL surgery” by Ocular Surgery News.

Advanced Dry Eye Treatments

Dr. Lewis is known as a pioneer in several types of dry eye treatment, including the use of intense pulsed light, the LipiFlow system and temporary/permanent thermal punctual occlusion. He frequently sees patients who show symptoms of chronic dry eye and more serious conditions such as Sjögren’s Syndrome.

Learn More about Corneal Specialist James Lewis

If you would like to learn more about Dr. James Lewis, respected Philadelphia corneal specialist at the Dry Eye Institute, please call us at 215-886-9090.