At Bethesda Vision Care, we are dedicated to helping you achieve the clearest vision possible, so you can enjoy life to its fullest. Our highly qualified optometrists provide comprehensive eye exams and complete eye care services for adults and children. No matter your age or vision needs, we look forward to taking care of you!
Why Choose Bethesda Vision Care?
Eye Exams & Optometry Services in Bethesda, Maryland
With a friendly, personalized approach and professional expertise, we aim to please all of our new and longstanding patients from the DC metropolitan area, including Potomac, Silver Spring, Rockville, Kensington, Chevy Chase and Bethesda. In our comfortable office, our eye doctors will meet with you to become familiar with your lifestyle requirements, health condition and visual needs.
To ensure that your eye care is first-rate, we keep current with the latest diagnostic technology and progressive treatments. Using advanced medicine, we’ll diagnose various ocular diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. If you’re interested in laser vision correction surgery, our team is experienced in co-managing the procedure with attentive preop and postop care. We’re also here to help in the event of an eye emergency or infection.
Ask Our Doctors a Question
Q: How do allergies directly affect the eyes?
A: Chronic allergies may lead to permanent damage to the tissue of your eye and eyelids. If left untreated, it may even cause scarring of the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the inner eyelid that extends to the whites of the eyes. Ocular allergies can make contact lens wear almost impossible and is one of the many causes of contact lens drop-out. Most common allergy medications will tend to dry out the eyes, and relying on nasal sprays containing corticosteroids can increase the pressure inside your eyes, causing other complications such as glaucoma.
Q: What are the common symptoms of OCULAR allergies?
A: Excessive tearing, frequent eye rubbing, constant irritation especially in the corners of your eyes closest to the nose, lid swelling or puffy eyes, and red or pink eyes are some of the most common ocular allergy symptoms.
Q: What is the difference between seasonal and perennial allergies? How would I know the difference?
A: Simply put, seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) is a more common and persistent form of ocular allergies that occurs during changes in season, which include outdoor weeds, grasses, and tree pollen. Whereas perennial allergic conjunctivitis (PAC) is a more mild and chronic presentation that occurs year-round from common indoor allergens, such as animal dander, molds, fungus, and even dust mites.