Last Updated: Apr 19, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2021
David I. Silbert, MD, ophthalmologist and president/CEO of Conestoga Eye in Lancaster County, was recently named the 2021 recipient of the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s (PAMED) Physician Award for Community Voluntary Service. In odd-numbered years, this award recognizes a member for his or her volunteerism in their community. In even-numbered years, it recognizes a member for his or her international volunteerism.
Dr. Silbert is the founder and Medical Director of KinderSee, an inner-city pediatric eye clinic based in George Washington Elementary School. KinderSee sees about 45-50 children per clinic day, and has 10 clinic days a year. This means that the clinic sees about 450-500 children annually who would otherwise not have access to pediatric ophthalmologic care in the region. Many of these children are in need of glasses, amblyopia treatment, and follow up, and some even need eye surgery.
“Most of the children Dr. Silbert sees would have no ability to get to an ophthalmology office for an appointment, let alone be able to receive a proper fitting pair of children's glasses,” said Dr. Silbert’s nominator. “KinderSee is a powerful example of what happens when you can meet families and children in their environment.”
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Claire Shearer, Pennsylvania Medical Society
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