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Drs. Rosenblatt and Friedman

Our optical section, Washington Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

At Washington Eye Doctors, our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Our Doctors:

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Michael P. Rosenblatt, OD

Michael P. Rosenblatt, OD has been a part of this practice since 1990. A graduate of Old Dominion University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Rosenblatt has also participated in numerous clinical investigations for new contact lens products, and has published widely in the field. In his role as a laser-vision specialist, he has managed the care of thousands of patients who underwent laser therapy in recent years. Always on the cutting edge, Dr. Rosenblatt has taken on the challenge of Myopia Control and Dry Eye disease. An active member of both the American Optometric Association, currently serving on the Public Relations committee, and the Optometric Society of the District of Columbia, Dr. Rosenblatt served as its president in 1996-97.

Affable and easygoing for the most part, Dr. Rosenblatt was voted “Young Optometrist of the Year” in Washington, D.C. in 1997. He spends most of his free time with his lovely wife and three children, who report that he’s an “excellent gardener and very good at home improvements.” An occasional golfer, he says he doesn’t get onto the links often enough to rise above the level of “Total Duffer.”

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Andrea Friedman, OD

Andrea Friedman is a third generation optometrist from New Jersey, following in the footsteps of her grandfather and parents. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Friedman is also a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), where she graduated with Honors, and received her BS in Biology with a minor in Anthropology.

Dr. Friedman was trained in a variety of clinical settings during her time in New York City. She remains active in volunteer mission work in Latin America including Quito, Ecuador and Chiapas, Mexico where she provides community eye exams and medical supplies. She practices full scope primary care optometry, with an emphasis on contact lenses and ocular disease treatment and management. She is highly trained in fitting various specialty contact lenses, including gas permeable lenses and scleral lenses.

In her spare time she enjoys soccer, running, cooking, and traveling.

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Jay L. Klessman, OD – Retired March 2017

Jay L. Klessman, OD, a 1971 graduate of The Ohio State University, College of Optometry, has been caring for patients in this private practice since 1977.

Named “Optometrist of the Year” in 1994 by the Optometric Society of the District of Columbia, Dr. Klessman has frequently served as a clinical investigator in studies of contact lens products. He also shared his expertise as a member of the original national optometric advisory panel that approved the first laser-surgery therapy for refractive correction. A charter member of the American Optometric Association, Contact Lens Section, he has been a frequent writer and speaker on optometric issues over the years. Dr. Klessman enjoys playing tennis during his spare time, and he’s also an enthusiastic world traveler, who frequently visits other countries with his wife. He is very proud of both his children, and he is totally enamored with his grandchildren.

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