Ophthalmology - Why Choose Us


The Eye Center

The Eye Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has a long history of serving the eye care needs of all residents of the Washington, DC, area. Founded in 1897 as part of the Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, the Eye Center moved to Irving Street when Episcopal merged with two other hospitals – Garfield Memorial and Central Dispensary and Emergency – to create the state-of-the-art Washington Hospital Center.

The Eye Center boasts the first residency program of any kind in the metropolitan Washington area and is a comprehensive eye care facility, divided into 14 clinical areas: glaucoma, retina, ocular motility, contact lenses, low vision, cornea, oculoplastics, orbital disease, uveitis, neuro-ophthalmology, diagnostic testing, minor surgery and lasers, and, general ophthalmology, which includes cataract evaluation.

Most ophthalmic surgery is performed in 2 dedicated operating room suites, and care is provided by a range of ophthalmic specialists, including faculty ophthalmologists, ophthalmologists-in-training, and technicians. Our goal is to provide the very best eye care possible to all members of the area, regardless of financial status.

MedStar Eye Institute

MedStar Eye Institute prides itself on patient care and medical expertise. With convenient locations in Silver Spring and Bowie, Maryland, our doctors have faithfully served patients of the greater D.C. area for over 25 years, successfully treating a wide variety of ophthalmological diseases and disorders.

Each of our offices has a fully-equipped Optical Boutique, staffed by a trained optician, where you can view and purchase the latest styles of prescription glasses and sunglasses at competitive prices.

Location Information

To find a specialist, please call our scheduling line at

MedStar Eye Institute – Physicians Office Building
106 Irving Street NW
POB South, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-8550

MedStar Eye Institute - Bowie
4000 Mitchellville Road, Suite B-128
Bowie, MD 20716
Phone: 301-464-1192

MedStar Eye Institute - Silver Spring
8630 Fenton Street, Suite Plaza 7
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-565-0222

MedStar Eye Institute - Leisure World
3305 North Leisure World Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Phone: 301-598-1590

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