Dr. Lewis’ Story
LASIK is a corneal refractive procedure and our surgeon, Dr. James Lewis, is a fellowship trained corneal specialist. In addition to LASIK, Dr. Lewis performs corneal transplantation and other complex corneal procedures for patients referred by other surgeons throughout the Delaware Valley. Our office is also the home of advanced technology found in only a few select University Eye Centers. This includes an anterior segment ultrasonic biomicroscope, a full corneal optical coherence topographer, an infrared meibomographer, a non-contact tear film analyzer, a dynamic contour-based tonometer, a wavefront/optical path difference topographer, and a LASIK-specific electronic medical record.
Dr. Lewis is the Director of the LASIK and Corneal Service at Salus University and trains hundreds of Optometrists each year in management of LASIK before, during and after surgery. Dr. Lewis’s surgical training videos are featured in the Video Journal of Ophthalmology and Eyetube.
Unlike competing LASIK centers, we provide the vast majority of the pre-operative and post-operative LASIK care in house including the management of dry eye. Our office offers multiple treatment modalities including MiboFlow, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). We function as a referral center for patients suffering from dry eye from a variety of causes.
Dr. Lewis published his first peer-reviewed article on excimer laser photo refractive keratoplasty (PRK) in 1989, years before LASIK was approved by the FDA in the US. He was the first surgeon in Pennsylvania approved to perform the Visian ICL, the intraocular contact lens. He has remained at the forefront of LASIK and related refractive surgical procedures for decades. We are the first and only practice in the region to obtain Nidek’s Topography-Guided LASIK Technology.
Almost 15 years ago, The Pennsylvania College of Optometry asked Dr. Lewis to bring his LASIK practice onto its main campus in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Patrick McManamon joined the practice and is now the Director of Specialty Contact Lenses and Dry Eye. He and Dr. Lewis provide subspecialty training each year to a Cornea and Contact lens resident and a Optometric Fellow chosen from a pool of the top Optometry School graduates. These doctors now staff some of the most prestigious practices and LASIK Centers in the country.
We have a strong interest in teaching and use HD and 4K and 6K video to document your care. All patients receive a video copy of their procedure. We livestream LASIK surgery every Wednesday.