The Moore Eye Team has a long history of providing community service both domestically and abroad. The Institute is proudly committed to all patients in need.
Dr. Leonard Ginsburg was the National Chairman of the International Association of University Students that brought together 800 universities in 120 nations. On his board was the President of the University of Baghdad and Tel Aviv. President Ronald Reagan stated, “Your association is playing a key role in American higher education at a time of immense importance to our country’s progress and security. Your efforts to expand the growth of individuals through participation in student government, athletics and community projects add strength to our campuses and holds bright promise for the future of our cities and towns.” Dr. Ginsburg has gone on to become one of the only retina surgeons in the world to create a federally approved, non-profit foundation, The Moore Eye Foundation. He has received numerous awards for his service to homeless shelters and for his excellence in care.
Dr. Nancy Crawford spent two years in the Public Health Service and has traveled to England and Guatemala treating indigent patients. Locally, she spearheaded a program for eye doctors throughout Chester County, PA to tend to patients in the town of Coatesville, who were without insurance after a string of arson fires. She is a strong promoter of patient education and frequent lecturer at community events.
Dr. Cynthia Alley has participated in numerous eye surgical missions across the world. Her father is the acclaimed founder of the World Blindness Outreach, and the organization’s mission is to alleviate preventable blindness in poverty-stricken regions of the world. Since its inception, the organization has conducted more than 65 missions to more than 20 countries and performed more than 6,000 sight-restoring operations. Early in her career, Dr. Alley performed adult cataract surgeries, but since her fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology, now primarily performs surgery on patients of all ages, and cataract surgery on infants and children.
Dr. Melissa Iglesias did her residency training with the Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She spent three years caring for injured soldiers and veterans from both Afghanistan and Iraq. She continued to serve her country for three years in Fort Jackson, SC as the assistant chief of surgery while also rebuilding an ophthalmology service.
Dr. Ken Heist is board-certified in both family medicine and ophthalmology, a distinction held by only a handful of doctors. He exemplifies the whole-body approach that Moore offers and has risen to become the Program Director of the Ophthalmology Residency Program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His goal in teaching is to give back, often seeing uninsured patients in his own office. For 18 years, he has also organized free sports clinics and community health programs.
Dr. Richard Brilliant spends hours with uninsured patients to maximize their vision when most other centers would give up. He is world renowned for inventing vision-maximizing devices to help patients who, before they came to him, could not see.
Dr. Georgia Crozier was the first optometrist to be selected by the federal government to receive a Masters of Science of Vision Rehabilitation and complete a low vision residency. She is a consultant for the Veterans Administration for the homebound visually impaired veterans and a Pennsylvania consultant for visually impaired students and adults.