Mission Statement

To welcome patients of every age with any visual problem and provide a friendly environment where patients can receive excellent eyecare using the latest technology.

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Our History

Founded by Ralph S. Sando, Sr., M.D. in 1979, Philadelphia Ophthalmology Associates has been serving patients’ ophthalmology needs throughout the Philadelphia and Main Line areas for over 40 years.

The current director, Ralph S. Sando, Jr., M.D., performs state-of-the-art cataract surgery using devices such as the femtosecond laser and ORA. Over his 20-year career, he has implanted nearly every premium lens to hit the market and continues to offer the most advanced lenses. He’s known for making complicated eye problems easy to understand. As a board-certified Wills Eye staff physician, Dr. Sando Jr. treats a wide range of ocular disease and performs routine exams. Dr. Sando Jr. performs surgery at Main Line Surgery Center, Jefferson Surgery Center, Wills Eye Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital, where he is Chief of Ophthalmology.

Philadelphia Ophthalmology Associates prides itself on offering the best ophthalmic care to its patients, employing several ophthalmologists, each with their own unique specialties in addition to their expertise in providing general ophthalmic care.

Specialties of expertise and treatment include:

Cataract Surgery

Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

Premium Lens Surgery

Laser Surgery

Dry Eye Treatment

Glaucoma Management


YAG Capsulotomy and Iridotomy

Macular Degeneration





Plaquenil Screenings

Diabetic Retinal Exams

Oculoplastic Surgery

Ptosis Repair

Ectropion Repair

Chalazion/Stye Treatment

Comprehensive Eye Exams


Contact Lens Fittings

Routine Eye Exams

Philadelphia Ophthalmology Associates provides the additional service of employing a dedicated optometrist, to meet the many different and often-times complex needs of its patients who wear contact lenses or glasses.

With 40+ years of continuous operation at its offices in Ardmore and Center City, Philadelphia Ophthalmology Associates is committed to being your trusted provider for all of your ophthalmic and optometric needs.

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