Expect the Best at Washington EyeWashington Eye Physicians & Surgeons has a national and international reputation, having served the Washington DC area and beyond for more than 60 years. Because our physicians are noted sub-specialists, our practice serves as a major referral center providing a unique combination of advanced specialty expertise in a private practice setting. Our practice consists of both ophthalmologists and optometrists.

About Us

Our ophthalmologists specialize in the surgical and medical treatment of eye disease, as well as general eye care. They are board certified specialists of the American Board of Ophthalmology and are members of numerous professional societies. Our ophthalmologists are ophthalmic surgeons who use the most advanced techniques available in performing both cataract and other specialized ocular surgery. Each doctor has specific sub-specialty training within ophthalmology, and all are actively involved in teaching, lecturing, research, writing, and advancing their specific fields.

Doctors of optometry are primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures. Optometrists do not perform surgery, but they perform comprehensive eye examinations and work in conjunction with ophthalmologists to provide pre- and post-operative care.

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Meet our Doctors


Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons are noted top doctors whose skill and expertise are routinely called upon to assist those in need of solutions to their vision problems. Laser vision correction, treatments for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases, and cosmetic and reconstructive eye surgery are just a few of our specialties. For more information about how our ophthalmologists and optometrists can help with all of your eye care needs, contact us today!

Sixty Years and Two Generations

In 1954, houses in the Washington area were selling for $16,000, a new Ford cost $1200, Dwight Eisenhower was President of the United States, and Melvin G. Alper started out in practice in the Washington area. A complete eye examination cost $15 and you didn’t need a referral from your HMO. Dr. Alper wrote textbooks, lectured nationally and internationally, and established a tradition of delivering the very best medical care possible from the day he opened his practice. Sixty years later, much has changed and much has remained the same as Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons serves the Washington area while holding true to Dr. Alper’s tradition.
— An excerpt from Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons Newsletter