Vincent Lam, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, and ophthalmic plastic surgery.  This specialty involves both the aesthetic and reconstructive surgery around the eyes, which includes the eyelids, tear duct system, and bones around the eye (orbit).  


Dr. Lam obtained his bachelors degree at Syracuse University in Biochemistry graduating summa cum laude. He then completed his medical doctoral degree at the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his internship at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York.  He went on to do a residency in Ophthalmology at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia where he was appointed Chief Resident of Ophthalmology.  His further interest in ophthalmic plastic surgery brought him to do a fellowship in the supersubspecialty of Ophthalmic and Orbital Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, one of the premier institutions in Asia.

Dr. Lam is an assistant professor at Drexel University College of Medicine where he teaches medical students and Ophthalmology residents.   He has authored medical articles, book chapters and given local and national presentations in the topics of Ophthalmology and Orbital and Ophthalmic plastic surgery.

Dr. Lam is fluent in Chinese, Spanish (and English!).  He is a active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. 




City ophthalmology is a boutique, personalized practice where your eyecare needs are met with meticulous care. We provide a patient centered approach to medicine that begins with ambience and continues with high end quality care.


Located diagonally across the street from Penn Medicine Rittenhouse (formerly known as Graduate Hospital), City Ophthalmology serves Philadelphia's diverse population. Just a few blocks from the Broad Street Line Lombard-South SEPTA station, it is also accessible by SEPTA bus #2, #40 and #17. City Ophthalmology is convenient and commuter friendly.



We accept the following insurances, though our participation varies for each insurance.  Please call your insurance company or our office to confirm that we are in your network. 


We accept most major medical insurance plans including:

Aetna Health Plan (HMO/PPO/POS/Medicare, etc.)
Blue Shield PA
Cigna (HMO/PPO/Medicare, etc.)
Gateway Health
Health Partners Plans
Independence Blue Cross
Keystone 65
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone VIP Choice
Pennsylvania Medicaid and Medicaid HMOs (Health Partners, Keystone First, Aetna Better Health, United Healthcare Community Plan)
Personal Choice
Personal Choice 65
Tricare PPO
United Healthcare


Our Office DOES NOT accept vision plan such as:

Davis Vision

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