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Chevy Chase, MD Silver Spring, MD Washington, DC

Lindsay E. Dawson, M.D.

LINDSAY E. DAWSON, M.D. - Cataract & Glaucoma Doctor DC

Dr. Dawson is a fellowship-trained cataract and glaucoma surgeon. She provides general ophthalmic care with a focus on the diagnosis, medical and surgical management of glaucoma. She performs many of the latest minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS), while also offering traditional surgeries and laser treatment. She also performs cataract surgery, utilizing advanced technologies such as the femtosecond laser and premium intraocular lenses, when appropriate, to help manage astigmatism and presbyopia.

Dr. Dawson was born and raised in New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She remained in Philadelphia for her ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her training with a one-year glaucoma fellowship at the Duke Eye Center.

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the National Medical Association (NMA), the American Glaucoma Society (AGS), and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

Outside of work, Dr. Dawson enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys being outdoors, cycling, baking, and DIY projects. She is excited to explore the DMV area.    


Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC
Glaucoma Fellowship

Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Ophthalmology Residency

Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine Internship

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience Summa Cum Laude


"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.

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