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Health Services

Optometry

Please note: Joint Base Andrews Optometry Clinic only sees active duty patients.
To assist with social distancing, the Department of Defense has temporarily expanded the “G-Eyes” spectacle ordering system to all Active Duty personnel. This program allows you to self-order Frame of Choice, standard-issue glasses, protective mask inserts, and EYEPRO inserts.

Primary and Specialty Eye Care

The Optometry Clinic is a gateway clinic that provides primary comprehensive eye examinations addressing refractive error, acute and chronic ocular health conditions, and the treatment and management of ocular disease.  If secondary ophthalmologic care or surgical intervention is necessary, appropriate referrals are generated for ophthalmology or other subspecialty clinics. Eyeglasses are provided to active-duty and retired active duty members.  A written eyeglasses prescription will be provided for the procurement of civilian frames as desired.
Typical patients that may benefit from optometric care: require non-surgical management of chronic eye diseases such as diabetes and glaucoma; patients with acute eye and vision issues; patients who have failed vision screenings; and/or have need for vision correction.

Flight Physicals requiring refraction are by appointment only.

No NEW contact lens fittings - we will make every effort to update an existing contact lens prescription if the member brings the actual contact lenses and prescription/parameters to the scheduled comprehensive eye exam appointment along with current glasses. Contact lens fittings can and do change due to various reasons and we may not be able to renew an improper fitting contact lens prescription.  Non-medical Contact lenses are not a TRICARE-covered benefit.

Patients inquiring about refractive surgery (PRK or LASIK) must contact the ophthalmology clinic at 240-612-1730.

Our Services Include

(We are an Active Duty only clinic)
  • Comprehensive primary eye care
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases
  • Evaluation of ocular manifestations of diabetes and other systemic disease
  • Vision testing for driver’s license renewal
  • DoD Medical Evaluation Review Board examinations
  • Eyeglass dispensing for active duty and retired members

What Should I Bring?

  • Current eyeglasses
  • If you wear contact lenses, bring your contact lenses to the appointment, along with the box the contacts came in or the current contact lens Rx

Contact Us

Phone

240-612-1800 (Front Desk)

Appointment Line

888-999-1212, Option 1, 1, 1, 5

Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closures

Hours subject to change in support of Federal Holidays, designated family days, military exercises, and training days held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Location

3rd Floor/3B17
1060 West Perimeter Rd.
Joint Base Andrews MD 20762

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