Dr. David Silbert in Ecuador with Students

Seeing You: Patient-Focused Care Paramount at Conestoga Eye

Lancaster, PA (October 6, 2015) – David Silbert, MD, FAAP, is excited to announce his new practice, Conestoga Eye, opening October 20th, 2015 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Silbert offers specialized care in pediatric ophthalmology, lid and eye plastic surgery, dry eye, and adult strabismus, as well as routine eye care. Dr. Silbert is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University, his ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University, and fellowship training at the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

“I am excited to be working in a smaller environment where I can better focus on my patients and my staff. I want to not only offer excellent and more focused patient care, but also give back to this wonderful community that I have lived and worked in, and where I have raised my daughters, ” said Dr. Silbert.

Dr. Silbert has been leading the way in vision research and medical care for over 20 years.  He is the noted author of over 50 publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals.  He is also a regular presenter: speaking at more than 100 local, national, and international meetings. He just returned from Venice, Italy, where he presented at the European Strabismological Association meeting.

Despite this record of scholarly success, Dr. Silbert considers the 2013 launching of KinderSee, a Lancaster inner-city eye clinic opened in George Washington Elementary School, one of his proudest accomplishments. Dr. Silbert strongly believes that “if a child cannot see, they cannot learn,” and this belief formed the impetus behind KinderSee.  The recipient of a $135,000 federal grant, Dr. Silbert volunteers his time and resources to provide first-rate eye care to the young and vulnerable.  Every month during the school year Dr. Silbert brings his team of skilled ophthalmological staff to see qualifying students throughout the School District of Lancaster.  During these visits, patients receive a complete eye exam comparable to a regular visit in his office, at no cost to the student’s family. Those who need glasses are fitted for them.

“When I see the excitement in a child’s eyes, I know that what we are doing is life-changing,” says Dr. Silbert as he talks about his time spent in the Washington Elementary School Clinic.

Additionally, Dr. Silbert has led numerous overseas medical vision missions: four to Honduras, three to Ecuador, and one to Colombia.

Conestoga Eye is located at 2104 Spring Valley Road in Campus Plaza near Lancaster General Health Urgent Care, Smilebuilderz, and CVS. The new office is in sight of his previous office at Lancaster General Health Suburban Pavilion (The Health Campus). It is at ground level and has ample parking directly in front of the main doors. This new practice will have an optical shop with a special focus on children.  Dr. Silbert will be accepting most medical insurances and some vision plans in the ophthalmology practice, as well as at the optical shop. Dr. Silbert hopes Conestoga Eye will become a community resource for children’s eye-care and eyelid surgery. More information can be found at www.conestogaeye.com or by calling 717-541-9700.

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