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Patient Information

Welcome to Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons!

Our doctors and staff are committed to providing you the highest quality of care and we look forward to having you as our patient.

Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before your scheduled appointment so we can complete the registration process. We ask that you bring a photo ID and your current insurance card(s). Remember to bring a referral from your primary care physician if required by your insurance plan.

A routine first visit takes at least two hours. Plan to be here at least three hours if another physician has referred you to our office, or if you are scheduled for a contact lens evaluation or diagnostic testing.

Be sure to bring any glasses or contact lenses you wear regularly. Contact lens wearers should bring their contact lens prescription (on contact lens box/vial).

We expect payment at the time of service for co-payments, deductibles and any non-covered services such as contact lenses and refractions (see below). If we do not participate with your insurance company, we ask that you pay for all charges at the time of service. Our office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash or personal checks.

Do not hesitate to call our office at 301-657-5700 if you have any questions about your visit. Also, if you want to save some time and contact, please log into our registration portal to complete our forms.


If you prefer to print and fill out our forms ahead of time, please get our printable version:


What is a Refraction?

An eye examination consists of two separate parts:

  • the medical evaluation
  • the refraction

A refraction is performed to determine one’s optimum glasses prescription and to assist the doctor in determining the health of the eye.

Many medical insurance plans consider refractions to be a necessary but non-covered service.  Therefore, if this part of the exam is performed, payment is the patient’s responsibility and is due at the time of service.

The fee for a refraction is $75.


Office Closures

During major snow, ice storms, or other area wide disasters, the office will follow Federal Government guidelines for closing all day.  That is, when federal offices are closed all day due to bad weather or other area wide disasters, our office will be closed as well.  However, if the local Federal Government has a delayed opening, our office will still open at 8:00 am.


"My experience is always positive."
-Marvin L.

"The doctors and staff are always professional, courteous, and informative."
-Mary A.

"I have had perfect experience at this practice."
-Joanne R.

"My eye doctor is friendly and knowledgeable. All of my questions were answered. He is professional but down to earth."
-Carole K.

"My eye doctor is extremely helpful."

"Now both of my eyes feel like they are in the land of OZ."
-Joyce B.

"I never thought I would ever say that I enjoyed surgery, but it was really fun! No pain or discomfort."
-David F.

"My eye doctor explained the surgery and made me feel very comfortable - he built trust."
-Michelle S.

"I am thrilled with the results of my procedures. I am even golfing better!"
-Helane G.

"Excellent surgeon but also a very patient oriented courteous doctor who carefully explains his patients' options."
-Susan S.

"A World Class person and an absolutely great Doctor."
-Chuck W.

Laser Vision Correction

If you are seeking a Washington DC LASIK eye surgery specialist you have come to the right place. Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons is located in Chevy Chase. Our LASIK surgeons are dedicated to creating the best possible LASIK eye surgery outcomes.

look AS good as you feel

Eyelid Surgery can reduce the aging, tired, or sad look caused by drooping eyelids. The Oculoplastic Surgeons also perform reconstructive surgery of the eye socket and orbital fractures of the facial bones, including eye prostheses, tearing problems, lid twitches, and blepharospasm.

Premium Lens Implants

If you are seeking reduced dependence on eye glasses after cataract surgery in Washington DC, take a moment to explore advanced technology lenses such as Crystalens®, Acrysof® Restor, multifocal Tecnis® and Toric lenses for astigmatism correction.