Internationally renowned ophthalmologist, Solomon C. Luo, MD, FACS, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Fu-Fen Catholic University, Taiwan in 1973. Dr. Luo moved to the United States in 1975 and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1978 and his doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1982. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Luo is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and refractive surgery and has lectured both nationally and internationally on both disciplines.
In 1986, Dr. Luo independently opened the Eye Care Center at One Norwegian Plaza in Pottsville, PA. In 1989, Dr. Luo was one of the first physicians in the area to perform surgery to correct nearsightedness. The development of the excimer laser had revolutionized the correction of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness, and laser vision correction which has become a main area of concentration in his practice. Dr. Luo achieved impressive patient demand and clinical successes which became the catalyst to open up a much larger facility in 1999 called Progressive Vision Institute (PVI) at 201 East Laurel Boulevard in Pottsville, PA. Dr. Luo is the founder and CEO of Progressive Vision Institute and President of Progressive Vision Surgical Institute.
PVI has grown throughout eastern Pennsylvania with 8 locations and 3 surgery centers. Currently, patients are seen in Pottsville, Shamokin, Wyomissing, Allentown, Philadelphia (3 locations) and Easton offices and surgery is performed in Pottsville, Wyomissing and Allentown centers. Recently, both Allentown and Pottsville surgery centers received the certificate of excellence award from the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council. This award was presented to the Institutes for its commitment to improving the quality and cost of healthcare throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Luo has built a superb professional staff at PVI offering advanced treatments including: laser glaucoma treatment, macular degeneration treatment, advanced cataract treatment, diabetic retinopathy, pediatric eye care, oculoplastics and advanced laser vision correction (LASIK, Zyoptix Customized and Restor®Lens).
Dr. Luo is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, F.A.C.S., American Academy of Ophthalmology and Physicians of Philadelphia. Dr. Luo has served on the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and currently is a Trustee of Temple University. Additionally, he serves as a governing board member of Temple University Health System and Fox Chase Cancer Center and Hospital. Dr. Luo is Chairman of Healthcare Enterprise. Often noted to be a “visionary”, Dr. Luo has co-founded Philadelphia Commercial Bank and Lynthera Vision Research, Inc. He is a partner of Acorn Taiwan VC, Shenandoah Properties, Inc., and Regents Points Properties Inc. Dr. Luo serves as Chairman and Co-founder of Primal Space Systems, Inc. He is owner of King Solomon Vineyard in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.