About James Lewis, MD

Dr. Lewis performed Pennsylvania’s first Visian ICL (intraocular collamer lens) soon after FDA approval in 2003. He was the first to perform same day bilateral surgery enhancing both recovery time and convenience. Dr. Lewis trained for this procedure under fellow Duke Eye Center alumnus, Juan Batlle Pichardo, MD. As a longstanding key opinion leader for Staar, Dr. Lewis has decades of experience with Staar’s other collamer implant, the nanoFLEX. He has performed more than 25,000 cataract surgical cases using the collamer lens. He was closely involved with the development and launch of Staar’s intraocular cataract implant for astigmatism.

Dr. Lewis is a fellowship trained corneal surgeon highly experienced in several different refractive procedures, including premium intraocular lenses,. He developed double transscleral suture sulcus fixation for intraocular lens implantation without capsular support.

Dr. Lewis lectures internationally in these areas and has been the Director of Cornea, Refractive, and Cataract Surgery at Salus University (formerly, The Pennsylvania College of Optometry) since 1991. Our practice specializes in providing the optimal refractive technology for our patients. We have always provided free and complete refractive surgical consultations.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Certification and Association

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Wills Eye Surgical Network
  • Salus University, Adjunct Professor


  • Director of Cornea and External Disease: Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, 1987-1990
  • Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery, Salus University, 1989-present
  • Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery Fellowship: Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, 1986-1987
  • Ophthalmology Residency: Duke University Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1983-1986
  • Internship: St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, California, 1982-1983
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1978-1982
  • Undergraduate: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1974-1978
2 Locations
LewisLASIK - James S. Lewis, MD
8380 Old York Road Ste 110 Elkins Park, PA 19027
tel:(215) 886-9090
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Fab Eye Care Center
286 Griffen Street Phoenixville, PA 19460
tel:(610) 933-1144
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