Dr. Calder is a board-certified ophthalmologist who joined Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons in October 1993. Born in Reading and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Dr. Calder attended Penn State, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Upon receiving his medical degree from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Calder completed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York.
In addition to receiving Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha (National Medical Honor Society) and other academic honors, Dr. Calder is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Medical Association, the Berks County Medical Society, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He was selected as an Outstanding Young American in 1998.
Prior to joining Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Dr. Calder served in the United States Navy and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for intern of the year. He served as the Attending Ophthalmologist at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital, in Great Lakes, Illinois. He is currently on staff at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, and the Berkshire Eye Surgery Center. Dr. Calder is certified in the advanced “no-stitch, no-patch” cataract surgery, dry eye treatment and medical glaucoma management.
Dr. Calder, his wife Sharon (a retired nurse practitioner in Wyomissing) and their son Nate all enjoy traveling. They reside in Mohnton.
“When I came to Dr. Calder, I couldn’t see anything. Not even the Large “E” on top of the eye chart. I saw several Doctors before doing my cataract surgery with him and no one could help me. Now I won’t see another doctor – he gave me sight! This is the greatest place – I would refer anybody here. It’s wonderful to not need glasses anymore!” – Sandra D.
“Dr. Calder did my cataract surgery.There aren’t enough people in the world like him! He is friendly and calmed me down when I was scared. The procedure changed my life. Before my vision was very bad and now everything is brighter and more pleasant.” – Phyllis K.
“I had cross eyes, my left eye would turn in and there was no way to fix it. I had cataract surgery on both eyes. It was a miracle, what happened – I’ve been wearing glasses since I’m 2 years old and I’m now 74. It was a really easy procedure, there was no pain involved, I wasn’t even uneasy one minute. It was just exciting – it was an awesome experience – Dr. Calder did the surgery and I must say he is a genuine, real, compassionate person that is really caring. I couldn’t believe it after my surgery I could see without my glasses…which to me is a miracle! It’s just awesome.” – Fay H.
“In my 75 years I have seen many doctors. I have never met anyone that has such a wonderful personality like Dr. Calder has. I am happy to be his patient. Thanks again for everything.” – Joanne S.
I am so happy with my vision after cataract surgery. Everything is more vibrant and I can’t wait to get my other eye done. – Jill M.
What a great experience! From the time you are met by the receptionist to the time you check out there was no reason to feel nervous. Everyone on staff works together like one big happy family. The cataract surgery was nothing to worry about. Dr. Calder is remarkable! – Joseph R.
I have worn glasses 60 of my 65 years. Dr Calder not only made me see better, but also has the finesse to treat people like they want to be treated. A man that loves his job- from the time you check in until you check out, from staff to doctors, you are treated wonderful. – Judith H.
This is the best day ever. I van finally see everything I haven’t been able to see for years. If you are considering cataract surgery, do it! Get out of the cloud and see the sun. I am so happy with my outcome. I felt blinded for years and I can now see. I am enjoying every color there is. It was painless and easy and I wish I did it sooner. – Jodie S.
My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Calder for a long time. We both respect him, trust his judgement and appreciate his compassion. Dr. Calder made my cataract surgery easy and explained everything to me. I can’t praise him enough!- Nancy R.
I really like Dr. Calder. He takes the time to explain everything he sees regarding my eyes. He has done a laser procedure on my eyes, during which I felt fully relaxed. I feel totally confident in his care and would recommend him to my dearest friends and family. – Susan D.
When I cam to Dr. Calder, I couldn’t see anything- not even the large “E” on top of the eye chart. I saw several doctors before doing my cataract surgery with him and no one could help me. Now I won’t see another doctor- he gave me sight! This is the greatest place- I would refer anybody here. It’s wonderful to not need glasses anymore! – Sandra D.
Dr Calder and his assistants are very good — Edwin N.
Excellent customer experience throughout. The entire Berks Eye Team treated me professionally and respectfully. Dr. Calder is a highly skilled expert in providing state of the art eye care. I would trust him to preform any recommended procedure. — Robert K.
Thank you for all the good work you do. I have already recommended you and my sister-in-law had her cataract surgery done by Dr. Calder. I will continue to recommend your doctors. I appreciate the text and email reminders as well. — Jacqueline R.
I had cataract surgery by Dr. Calder approximately 5 years ago. Now that it’s time to have the same done on my other eye there was absolutely no hesitation. The experience was smoother than he told me it would be. The entire staff from the initial registration person through to Dr. Calder are very professional and cordial. It was as pleasant as any surgery could possibly be. I wore corrective lenses for the first 60 years of my life and now I only wear “readers” at certain times. I’m looking forward to this second experience. — Rodney W.
It is always a great visit with you all. I'm so thankful to you especially Dr. CALDER for restoring my eyesight through cataract surgery. God bless — Anne S.
Dr. Calder is the BEST!! He is so caring and friendly. He performed my husband's cataract surgery and personally made several follow up calls ....even on Sunday to check on his welfare. I wish all physicians had his personality. — Patricia D.
Have never had a bad experience in all the years I've been seeing Dr. Calder. From routine visits to cataract surgery. Recommended him to my sister in law, she was impressed and thankful for the recommendation. The staff and doctors are first rate. — Bonnie D.
Dr. Calder did my cataract surgery and he is great. Very kind and thoughtful! — Rachel S.
When I went for an eye exam to get fitted for new glasses the last thing I expected to hear was "Before you can be fitted for glasses you need to have your cataract taken care of." I had no idea that I had a cataract, I just thought that I needed new glasses. I was referred to Dr. Calder at Berks Eye. He and the staff there did a great job and now I can see a big improvement in my vision. Thanks Berks Eye! — William S.
This was my first visit. The office staff was very kind. Dr. Calder explained the procedure and was very friendly and caring. — Kathleen K.
It has been almost 1 year since my cataract surgeries and I couldn't be more thrilled with my results!! I just wanted to say Dr. Calder...YOU ROCK!!! Thank you so much for your Awesome chair side manner and Personality PLUS PLUS PLUS !!! You took your time and explained everything in great detail!! Thanks for your patience, as I was struggling in my decision right up until my surgery time to go with the Mono vision and I'm here to tell you it was the Perfect choice!! No Glasses!! WooHoo!! I will tell everyone I know to choose Berks Eye and You Dr. Calder!!! Once again, Thanks Dr. Calder and Berks Eye!!! – Tina L.
I would recommend Berks eye to anyone it was amazing how clear I could see after the surgery. I would recommend Dr Calder - the best doctor around. – Jill M.
It has been a few weeks since Dr Calder removed my cataracts and I must say the everything is really great. Nice to be able to see true colors once again and I'm back to 20/20 vision which is also nice. No more hating night driving. Thank you, Dr. Calder. – Larry P.
My optometrist detected a cataract developing on my left eye and referred me to Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Calder said I could schedule surgery whenever I was ready. I wasn't in a real hurry to have an operation so I put it off. Over about a 2 year period my vision had noticeably declined so I made another appointment with Dr. Calder. No wonder my vision had gotten worse, now I developed a cataract in my right eye as well. Over a two week period both cataracts were removed and a stent was installed to reduce the pressure from glaucoma. - Edward G.
Dr. Calder removed my cataracts and I was amazed at what a difference in my vision. Great job Doctor Calder! – Bill S.
Doctor Calder is the best Doctor I have ever had. Over the course of my long life, I have had many and never had one that truly cares and wants to the very best for me. He called me, my husband and a friend I recommended several times after our surgeries. Actually, most recently about an hour before the Super Bowl, seriously what other Doc would do that? It was not a recorded call, a personal chat. He prides himself in having the best possible outcome for his patients. - Leona M.
I saw Dr Calder from Berks Eye Surgeons for my cataract surgery. He is an exceptional doctor. Their office is very professional and thorough. I have never felt as confident I all my life with any other eye specialist. I continue to see Dr. Calder for my yearly exams and highly recommend him and this office. – Raymond W.
My husband was a patient first. His recommendation encouraged me to change doctors when I needed cataract surgery. Dr. Calder was fabulous! I've seen other doctors for yearly checkups. The entire staff is professional and welcoming. – Patricia J.
Friendly staff. No long waits. Dr Calder is great. - Peggy G.
Dr. Calder is an awesome doctor. He has a special way to make you feel comfortable in his office. He explains every detail to you and encourages you to ask him questions to make sure you understand his diagnosis and recommendations. - Victoria M.
Dr. Calder and his staff are always very kind, understanding and patient. - Ann S.
Dr Calder and his assistants are very good. - Edwin N.
Excellent customer experience throughout. The entire Berks Eye Team treated me professionally and respectfully. Dr. Calder is a highly skilled expert in providing state of the art eye care. I would trust him to perform any recommended procedure. - Robert K.
Best eye care I have ever had. Doctor Calder made me feel very comfortable with the covid all over the world and the practice have thing well under control in their office. all staff that worked with me are true professionals. - Scott M.
Had an appointment with Dr. Calder. He is very caring and explains everything very clearly. - Barbara S.
Staff is knowledgeable and professional! As for Dr. Calder: He deserves the "Medal of Honor!" Especially, for dealing with all of us old "goats!" - James C
Dr. Calder is the best!!! - Denise G.
I have been seeing DR Calder for many years. He is a great doctor and very thoughtful and caring. - Janice K.
I was nervous at first but Dr Calder is awesome very thorough. Coming back in a year. - Debbie K.
Dr. Bronner and Dr. Calder are the best and I trust them implicitly. I have complete confidence in the doctors and staff at Berks Eye to take care of my optical health needs. They are highly respected professionals in their field and I wouldn't think of going anywhere else. They show respect for their patients and have addressed my eye issues with a positive attitude and a great personal approach to putting you at ease.- Thomas C.
Dr Calder gets a 10+ from me. He is the best! - Mary M.
I love this practice since my first visit over two years ago. I feel everyone is the upmost professional. The instruments are state of the art, it’s very clean and you are always made sure you are comfortable as they move you through the exam processes. Personally our Doctor Calder is a 10+, ask for him. As he said once to me, I am a perfectionist and that works well for my baby blues! - Leona M.
Dr Calder and his staff are absolutely wonderful. I have so much confidence in Dr. Calder. He has been my Dr. for about 11 years ..If you want the Best go to Berks eye. - Christine B.
Dr. Calder is very pleasant, knowledgeable, patient, and efficient. His staff is also friendly and helpful. - Desiree W.
Customer service is outstanding. Dr. Calder is always friendly and always takes time to explain everything. - Mary H.
I love this place. Dr. Calder is excellent! Employees very helpful and good at their jobs. I would highly recommend this place. - Rachel S.
Wonderful first experience at these facility. Greeted at check in, short wait until taken by an assistant to an examining room, prepped for the doctor to come in a preform a very thorough examination. Doctor Calder was extremely courteous and engaging during his professional exam. - Alan K.
Dr Peter Calder was exceptional. Explained everything about the procedure in detail and was very gentle. - Gregory M.
Excellent staff and Dr Calder is very professional and very precise. - David E.
YES, I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRACTICE! VERY PROFESSIONAL STAFF, AND DR. CALDER IS THE BEST! - Karen P.
This was my first visit. The office staff was very kind. Dr. Calder explained the procedure and was very friendly and caring. - Kathleen K.
My retina was tearing and I got in to see a doctor within the hour. I was very well taken care of by Drs. Calder and Bronner. Dr. Bronner took care of my retina with great knowledge and compassion. My tear is gone and it was done without surgery, I would recommend this group to anyone. No waiting at appointments, the staff is friendly. - Dawn N.
Dr.Calder took good care of my eyes and made me feel much better.- Dawn L.
I see Dr. Calder and he is always courteous, understanding and is very knowledgeable about your condition. - Barbara S.
We see Dr. Peter Calder, excellent treatment , needed to see him in an emergency had an eye infection.- Thomas C.
Dr Calder was fantastic!!! He explained things in detail and made my experience very pleasant. - Nicole L.
The staff and Dr. Calder are excellent. Very knowledgeable and kind , Dr Calder took his time to explain everything. - Gregory S.
Highly satisfied with the care . Everyone I saw was very friendly and courteous. DR. Calder is the Best. - Alan S.
Great practice, Doctor Calder is the "very best", he cares deeply about his patients. Excellence is his standard and will accept nothing less. I referred one friend and will send others as the opportunity presents itself. Leona M.
love Dr Calder Everyone is pleasant, nice atmosphere. - Janice K.
Dr. Calder is very kind. He patiently answered all the questions I had during my exam. - Beth B.
Have a health problem that affects my vision and thank goodness that Dr. Calder ordered a test that hopefully will prevent me from going blind. I can't thank him and his staff enough for helping me through such a difficult time. They are so passionate and caring about their patients. It is very emotional for me who is always active and on the go. - Barbara S.
I appreciate the time Dr. Calder takes with his patients. His interaction with me has always been excellent. He is both professional, and a very personable individual, which I appreciate. - Jon S.
I left another eye doctor because I was not happy. My mother has been a patient here for years and now my daughter is being seen here. I’m VERY happy I made the switch. Dr. Calder answers any questions and truly cares about his patients. - Susan E.
Love Berks Eye Physicians! Dr. Calder is an excellent Eye Doctor. Very caring and has a great staff! I would not go anywhere else! - Karen P.
Very friendly staff. Well organized. First visit. Very satisfied. Loved Dr. Calder's energy and dedication to ensure every measure taken for the reason I was there. He and the staff were very attentive. Medical assistants very informative and professional. Made me feel at ease. Felt very comfortable, well informed and reassured. They are officially my Ophtamologist's😊 - Minnette O.
A stabbing pain and double vision in my right eye prompted me to go to Dr. Calder’s office immediately. He fit me into his already booked schedule, and assured me that they would be able to do some testing right away to determine the problem. His expertise, positive manner and compassion helped to keep me to stay calm and focused. Thank you, Dr. Calder and your staff for your courtesy and kindness. I am very grateful to all of you! - Jean J.
I was a little nervous. All the staff and Dr Calder put me at ease, and explained things along the way. It turns out, my situation will be handled by another practice, but I know that I'm still in good hands with Berks Eye! - Mary K.
The staff for my laser procedure were very supportive and reassuring. Dr Peter Calder is both understanding and courteous. - Sharon B.
Everyone at Berks Eye is professional and courteous. They explain everything they will be doing so well. Dr. Calder and Dr. Bronner have done surgeries on myself and my husband. We couldn't be more pleased how much our sight has improved and we appreciate everything they have done. They are TERRIFIC! - Susan P.
I really like Dr. Calder and have complete confidence in his medical expertise. - Susan D
I see Dr Calder at BERKS Eye. What a wonderful caring Doctor He is very personable and listens to you Highly recommend him. . – Diane B.
I am very pleased with the vision care provided by this practice. I see Dr. Peter Calder & he is very thorough and highly knowledgeable. He always explains test results and takes time to answer any questions or address concerns. - Cheryl B.
Got appointment same day I called for one. Dr. Calder and staff very interested in resolving my problem. - Dennis D.
I love Dr Calder! He is a wonderful Dr and I feel total confidence in him plus I always enjoy seeing him. - Donna C.
Berks Eye Care center is very professional. Dr. Calder is a gifted and caring doctor! - Roger S.
I love going to Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons! Dr. Calder and the office staff are all so friendly and courteous, and they accommodate my wheelchair without hesitation. - Bonita C.
Dr. Calder is very personable and likeable. He makes you feel at ease. He is very thorough and detail oriented. - Vinnie M.
I am very pleased with all the services I receive at Berks Eye Physicians...the entire set up runs like a well-oiled machine-from the sign in to the sign out-you are guided and treated by professionals. The two Doctors that I see -Dr. Bronner and Dr. Calder are exceptional and are responsible for my continued ability to function in spite of my eye problems. - Clare C.
Dr Calder was very good and re assuring. - Dipanjan B.
Everyone was very friendly and courteous and I loved Dr. Calder Rating 5 star - Jean S.
I am very happy with Dr. Calder and the office staff. - Donna R.
Everyone was very nice and Dr. Calder was great. - Cathleen B.
I couldn't ask for better care than I receive from Dr. Calder & his staff. I am truly so fortunate to be a patient of his. - Linda R.
My experience was exceptional yesterday. no waiting time and always good to see Dr. Calder. The staff is wonderful too. - Susan M.
Everyone from the health insurance member to Dr Calder is wonderful. - Mary M.
I had the most thorough eye exam that I ever had! I have alot of confidence in Dr Calder! - Kathleen G.
Everyone was very professional, yet still very friendly. I didn't wait long before seen. Doctor Calder is of course, very sweet and funny. He was very concerned about my overall health, as well as the health of my eyes. I was completely satisfied. - Margaret G.
Office staff are very friendly and competent. Dr. Calder is so kind and genuinely interested in you as a person. He explains everything he will be doing and the results. - Ann H
Dr. Calder is a peach, and the reason I come to Berks Eye. - Robin K.
Dr. Calder is a wonderful doctor, very caring with a great bedside manner. Everyone one of his staff, from office to surgical were warm n friendly. - Barbara K.
I love everything about this practice and wouldn’t change a thing about it! It’s always a pleasant experience. The staff are very friendly and helpful, The waiting area is roomy and comfortable and the wait time is not so bad. I see Dr. Calder and he is the most pleasant, friendly and thorough Eye Dr. I’ve ever seen. I would Highly recommend this Practice and Dr. Calder to anyone and everyone. – Jean P.
Dr Calder is top notch. Could not find a nicer doc. Takes time to explain things and answer questions .Wish all docs were like him. – Lisa S.
I am a patient of Dr. Calder. He is always very cheerful and very thorough in examining my eyes. He explains everything he is doing and always answers any questions I might have. He is keeping tabs on the progression of cataracts in my eyes. I would recommend this practice and Dr. Calder to anyone looking for an eye doctor. - Louise A.
Have been going to Dr. Calder for many years. Have complete faith in him. He takes excellent care of my eyes. Going to schedule my annual check in March. – Fran C.
In July 2019 when I was visiting my mother, I awoke with an eye infection in both eyes. Since my eye doctor was in New York and I preferred seeing an eye specialist rather than going to an urgent care facility, my mother called Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, where she is a patient. Dr. Calder said that he would see me even though I was not a patient and it was a Sunday morning when the office is not normally opened. Dr. Calder examined my eyes very thoroughly and proscribed a medication which I needed to put into my eyes 4 times a day for a week. Within a day, my eyes improved and the infection was gone by the time I finished the protocol. I was so grateful for Dr. Calder's care, especially his seeing me so quickly and on a Sunday. – Christina F.
My first visit at Berks Eye was more satisfying than I expected. Very short wait time. very courteous staff, friendly and helpful, very informative, and I loved the enthusiasm and wisdom of Dr. Calder in wanting to help me be able to see clearly again. I am looking forward to Berks Eye helping me to accomplish my goal of having better eyesight. Thanks you for your care. – Faye H.
Dr. Calder is very friendly and efficient. explains all. Very pleasant and informative. Highly recommend him. – Dennis N.
Doctor Calder is an excellent physician and his staff very professional. – Marcie M.
My Dr. Calder was excellent. So glad to have him to give me a thorough exam! – Anne L
Dr. Calder was amazing to my brother. He had a problem on New Year's Day and Dr. Calder met him at the office to perform a procedure. Amazing and very personable. Thank you for being wonderful and helping people! - Lisa C.
I have been coming to this practice for over 30 years now with both Drs. Calder and Bronner. They are always so friendly and answer any questions that I might have. My husband also comes to this practice and has Dr. Horst. I would recommend this practice to anyone who needs special care and also regular eye examinations. – Susan S.
I had a sudden visual event of partial blindness that lasted about 20 minutes. I was out in a park and it was very frightening. I got to my car googled eye doctor and there they were only down the street. I walked in the door without an appointment and had never been there before. They were so nice to me, they said I would be seen right away and calmed my fears.
Dr Calder saw me, did a total exam. He then took the time to completely explain what had happened to my eye and that I would be ok. I have recommended this eye practice to others. From the front desk to the doctors and staff they were the best. – Cathy B.
Several years ago, I was under the care of Dr. Calder for very severe dry eye. After only a few visits, I had life changing results! Since then I have seen Dr. Horst for my regular check ups. Quick, easy and good care. Billing is also very easy to work with! – Meredith M.