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Department of Ophthalmology

Wills Eye Institute, which serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, is rated among the best in the nation for Ophthalmology by U.S.News & World Report.

Wills Eye Institute's outstanding reputation as a pioneer in ophthalmic education began when it established the nation’s first ophthalmology residency program in 1839. Training programs for fellows, nurses and allied healthcare personnel followed. Today, the Wills Eye name is known internationally and attracts patients and physicians from around the globe. Our programs include educational, clinical and research opportunities designed for skilled and compassionate clinicians and scientists.