Trust Your Eyes to Over 35 Years of Experience Our History

Over the past 35+ years, Kremer Eye Center has remained at the forefront of the eye care field. From the first LASIK surgery performed in North America to the introduction of one-stitch and eventually no-stitch cataract surgery, we have advanced eye care in the Philadelphia region and the country.

1980

Kremer Eye Center surgeons apply the concepts of Russian ophthalmologist Dr. Svyatoslav Fyodorov to perform the first radial keratotomy in the Philadelphia region.

Kremer surgeons invent the ultrasonic pachymeter, which provides a more accurate measurement of corneal thickness for refractive surgery. This device continues to be an integral part of all vision correction procedures and the management of glaucoma.

1981

Our founder, Dr. Frederic Kremer, invents the bifixation forceps.

1982

Kremer Eye Center surgeons use the cryolathe (freezing) technique of Barraquer to perform the first keratomileusis in the Philadelphia region.

1983

Kremer Eye Center surgeons are the first in the world to use multiple regression analysis to improve the predictability of refractive surgery.

Kremer Eye Center surgeons are the first in the world to use radial keratotomy following keratomileusis.

1985

Kremer Eye Center surgeons build the first freestanding certified eye surgicenter in the Philadelphia region.

1989

Kremer Eye Center surgeons become the first in the Philadelphia region to perform one-stitch cataract procedures.

Kremer Eye Center surgeons collaborate on the invention of the ophthalmic shield with removable compression device.

1990

Kremer Eye Center surgeons are the first in the Philadelphia area to perform cataract surgery without injections.

1991

Kremer Eye Center surgeons are the first in the Philadelphia region to perform cataract surgery with astigmatism correction and pioneer the use of no-stitch cataract procedures.

1993

Surgeons at Kremer Eye Center perform the first LASIK procedure in North America. Kremer surgeons also invent the pivoting microkeratome, making “down-up” LASIK possible.

1994

Dr. George Pronesti, a Kremer Eye Center managing surgeon, invents the golf bifocal.

1998

Dr. Frederic Kremer’s Excimer Laser becomes the first laser in the world to receive FDA approval for LASIK.

Kremer Eye Center becomes the first in the region to offer the Verisyse lens for patients whose prescriptions are too high for the LASIK procedure.

1999

Participating in an FDA protocol, Kremer Eye Center surgeons are the first in the Philadelphia region to treat patients with a scanning and tracking laser.

Kremer Eye Center surgeons become the first in the Philadelphia region to perform the INTACS® Corneal Ring Procedure.

2002

Kremer Eye Center is the first in Philadelphia, southern New Jersey, and Delaware to offer CK® for hyperopia.

2003

Kremer Eye Center begins performing WAVEfront custom LASIK.

Kremer Eye Center surgeons are the first in the region to perform sutureless corneal transplants.

2004

Kremer Eye Center is the first in the region to offer IntraLase bladeless LASIK technology.

Kremer doctors are among the first in the region to utilize the newest generation of multi-focal lenses for patients with bifocals or reading glasses.

2006

Kremer cataract surgeons are among the first in the region to implant toric lenses, helping patients with astigmatism.

2008

Thanks to extensive surgeon experience, Kremer Eye Center becomes one of six national surgeon-training sites for the Visian ICL procedure.

Kremer is the first and only center in the region to use the highly advanced screening technology of a pentacam and hysteresis in LASIK pre-op screenings.

2009

Kremer Eye Center is the first in the tri-state area to perform corneal transplants with IEK laser technology (IntraLase-enabled keratoplasty).

Kremer continues to participate in FDA and other investigative protocols to develop the technology and procedures of tomorrow.

2011

Kremer Eye Center is the first in the region to offer the revolutionary IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy for dry eye syndrome.

2012

Kremer Eye Center is the first in the tri-state area with iFS bladeless LASIK technology, making LASIK safer, faster, and more precise.

Kremer Eye Center continues to participate in FDA and other investigative protocols to develop the technology and procedures of tomorrow.

2014

Kremer Eye Center is among the few practices in the nation to offer cornea collagen cross-linking (CXL), which has helped many patients with keratoconus, an eye disease that weakens the cornea, preserve their vision.

2015

Kremer Eye Center continues to be at the forefront of innovative technology by being the first and only practice in the region to offer the most advanced Custom WaveFront guided iLASIK technology powered by the FDA-approved iDesign System.

2018

Kremer Eye Center is the first practice on the East Coast to offer the newly FDA approved Visian Toric ICL for patients with moderate to high levels of myopia and astigmatism in one easy procedure.

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