The Doctor You Can Trust!

Meet The Doctor

My specialty is general ophthalmology including diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes, allergic conjunctivitis.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you,  please take a few minutes to send us a message and let us know how we can be of service to you.

Dr. Patterson is now accepting new patients at the Bethesda Office… Call Now

Contact Lenses

 Contacts can make a big difference in your appearance. Dr. Patterson has over thirty years of experience with soft, gas-permeable and multi-focal lenses.

Glaucoma Diagnosis

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States. It is a very important that it is addressed quickly. For further information, please visit the Patient Education section of this website.

Covid-19 Office Update

This message is being posted on 04/21/2020. Because of the pandemic the office is closed for routine and non urgent conditions. All appointments for April are cancelled. As of today I hope to open the office gradually beginning in the middle of May but as conditions keep changing this is not a firm day.

If you are having an urgent or emergency eye condition please call the office and you will be directed to the emergency contact phone number.  Urgent or emergency conditions included sudden( minutes, hours or several days) loss of  vision,  new pain in the eye, double vision( seeing two object when there is only one actual object), noticing new  black spots or threads or blobs  also called floaters or  a dark shadow like a shade or cloud in your eye, flashing lights like lightning streaks.

If you need a phone consultation ( for existing patients only, not new patients) I can offer telemedicine appointments in which I communicate with phone supplemented with self photos of the eyes or with  an audio video platforms such as zoom. In some cases insurance companies may provide coverage for these telemedicine visits