Community Involvement

Washington Eye Doctors is proud to invest in the communities we serve by giving back and recycling at every chance we get!

We Love What We See in Our Community

Our mission at Washington Eye Doctors is to help our community see clearly and maintain their eye health. And while we want you to love what you see in the mirror, we also believe it’s important to give back to the community in order to keep the world around you beautiful, too.

Recycling at Washington Eye Doctors

Helping our patients starts with taking care of the environment and reducing waste in the places where we work and live. In addition to offering quality eyewear and improving our patients’ eye health, recycling is just one of the ways we support the community we call home.

Bausch and Lomb contact case recycling program

Bausch + Lomb Contact Lens Recycling Program

Washington Eye Doctors is proud to participate in the Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program, the only U.S. contact lens recycling program of its kind. Both our Washington, D.C., and Chevy Chase, MD, offices collect these lenses and properly recycle them to help the environment. For every 10 lbs. collected, $10 is given to Optometry Giving Sight, a global fundraiser that aims to prevent blindness and vision impairment among those in need. The initiative provides vision care in underdeveloped countries and trains eye care professionals in underserved communities. So far, we’ve contributed over 250 lbs. to the cause, and we plan to continue!

Eyeglass Frame Recycling Program

Do you have a pair of old eyeglass frames sitting around? To combat the waste that’s created by throwing them away and to help those in need, Washington Eye Doctors collects old frames from patients. We partner with groups around Washington, D.C., that donate frames to help those overseas in need. It’s one of our team’s favorite ways to reduce waste while helping more people across the globe experience clear vision.

Frame recycle program

Other Outreach Initiatives

As an independently owned eye care practice, we understand how important it is to get involved in different initiatives in our local communities. Our patients are more than just our friends and family, they’re everything to us — which is why some of our work goes beyond our business and is led by individuals hoping to make a positive impact. From restoring our patients’ vision to volunteering in local programs and donating to those in need, our staff is committed to making a difference.

Cool Green Bag

Washington Eye Doctors co-founder Dr. Michael P. Rosenblatt and his family help combat hunger in our community through the Cool Green Bag initiative. This innovative program is simple — volunteers request a green bag to be delivered to their doorstep and then load it up with non-perishable food items that aren’t in glass. The bags are picked up off the porches and donated to the local food pantry to help feed those in need!

Food Collection Box

Another way we love to give back is through the food collection box, a project created by Dr. Rosenblatt’s son that is located in the Trinidad neighborhood in Washington, D.C. This box works similarly to the free library boxes you may come across in parks and on walking paths, but instead of providing access to books, it provides access to food. You can take food from the box if you need it and are encouraged to replace it or bring more when you can. If you would like to contribute, you can drop off food at any location!

Kid smiling beside food collection box

Our Patients Trust Us & Love What They See

Based on 119 reviews
Joseph Atchulo
Joseph Atchulo
January 27, 2022.
The best Eye Care Center in Washington DC. Visit them for an awesome experience.
Jim Liu
Jim Liu
November 30, 2021.
I visited Washington Eye Doctors for my dry eyes. Dr. Rosenblatt is awesome, he is very respectful and professional. Zero pressure when you talk to him. After the treatments, I feel absolutely better. Eye dryness is painful, and someone says it's more like a disability than a disorder. I can't agree more. Before I get the treatments, I can't even sit down and type these words for like 15 mins. Now I am not 100% recovered but at least I could work and study like a normal person. I am still using prescribed medications and I am confident that this problem is treatable. If you have dry eyes, try to contact Dr. Roosenblatt is the best advice I could give.
Randy Capps
Randy Capps
July 19, 2021.
I have been with Washington Eye Doctors for 50 years since the Katz/Kanstroom days. They guided me through bifocals as a kid, contacts as an adolescent and Lasik as an adult. 25 years after Lasik I still have near perfect vision. I just went back for night driving glasses. Always quick, efficient and thorough consistently over the decades.
Mary Virginia Spencer
Mary Virginia Spencer
May 14, 2021.
I had the best experience here! In a crunch, they were more than happy to help me get new contacts and were incredibly helpful and kind. Definitely will be going back!!
Stephanie Aylward
Stephanie Aylward
April 30, 2021.
A group of kind, friendly human beings. I was visiting Washington, D.C. from out of town, ran into a bind, and this practice was able to help me so that I could drive back home. I am so thankful for their help.
Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
April 29, 2021.
The absolute best choice for dry eye! I had been suffering for years, and now my eyes are drastically better after only three months of proper treatment. Dr. Abraham is excellent. He explains things very clearly and listens to concerns with compassion. I really appreciate his help and cannot recommend Washington Eye Doctors highly enough, especially for dry eye patients.
Karen Moe
Karen Moe
June 26, 2020.
Dr Rosenblatt has been my eye doctor for many years and worked with me to get my proper correction for nearsightedness. My extra-sensitive system was previously over-corrected and his prescriptions enabled my vision to be more relaxed and stabilize. The glasses are high quality and good fit. I’m especially fond of the nearly weightless frames and lenses.

Convenient Locations to Serve Our Community

Washington Eye Doctors has two convenient locations in downtown D.C. and Chevy Chase, MD, that serve Bethesda, North Bethesda, Potomac, Somerset, and all the surrounding areas!