Surgical Co-Management
in Washington, D.C., Chevy Chase, MD, & Arlington, VA

If your eyes need LASIK, PRK, or surgery for glaucoma or cataracts, have your procedure co-managed by your trusted, independently owned eye care team at Washington Eye Doctors.

 What Are Eye Surgeries?

Eye surgeries are performed for a variety of reasons, but a few of the most common include “refractive surgeries” to fix refractive errors, vision issues where the eye can’t properly focus light on the retina. These include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), presbyopia, and astigmatism, and are often correctable via surgery. We’re proud to offer custom, curated eyewear to correct these conditions, but some people prefer the freedom that can come with LASIK or PRK procedures.

Surgery is also sometimes performed for glaucoma, where the eye develops high intraocular pressure (IOP) that can damage your eye’s optic nerve. This can lead to irreparable vision loss, usually before you even notice symptoms, making early detection and quick responses crucial. For cataracts, we can use eyewear to adapt to your changing sight, but surgery is the only option to rid you of this condition. Cataracts will progress until your eye’s lens is completely clouded unless this lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

Doctor explaining surgical co-management to patient in Washington Eye Doctors

How Does Surgical Co-Management Work?

Our talented optometrists can identify any potential issues with glaucoma, cataracts, or refractive errors during a comprehensive eye exam. Then, we’ll refer you to one of our trusted surgeons and ensure they have a complete understanding of your medical history and vision needs. Our friendly staff will also follow up with you after your surgery to make sure your recovery goes smoothly and that your eyesight is secure.

Eye Surgery Options

There are a few different procedures that can correct glaucoma, fix refractive errors, or enhance your vision. For refractive surgeries, we work with some of the area’s top surgeons to offer two of the most common and trusted treatments, LASIK and PRK. If you have cataracts, we can connect you to trusted ophthalmologists who are highly skilled in cataract surgery. We also team with some of the area’s foremost glaucoma specialists to navigate any potential surgeries due to complications from the disease.

LASIK procedure in Washington Eye Doctors


LASIK can correct myopia, hyperopia, and some forms of astigmatism. The procedure involves creating a small incision in the cornea, lifting it up, and using a laser to gently reshape the eye’s curvature. LASIK is pain-free and requires little downtime.

PRK procedure in Washington Eye Doctors


This surgery is an excellent option for patients who have thinner corneas or dry eye disease. PRK involves removing the top part of the cornea and then using a laser to reshape it. This procedure can also reduce your need for glasses and contacts.

Glaucoma Surgery & MIGS

Glaucoma Surgery

This serious eye disease is commonly known as “the silent thief of sight” because you often won’t notice its symptoms until it’s too late. Our team can identify signs of glaucoma during a comprehensive eye exam and help co-manage any necessary surgeries, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS).

Woman using eye check-up equipment

Cataract Surgery

Since there is no “cure” for cataracts, surgery is the only ultimate way to return you to clear sight. This procedure involves removing your eye’s cloudy lens and replacing it with an IOL. We’re experienced in co-managing cataract surgery and following up to monitor your vision.

Why Choose Washington Eye Doctors for Your Surgical Co-Management?

Our friendly team of doctors provide personalized care that’s focused on you. We get to know each patient personally and learn about their lifestyle and needs to provide them with the best care possible. Our offices utilize cutting-edge equipment and technology to diagnose and monitor issues, so we can provide you with exceptional eye care and co-management services.

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Convenient Eye Care Close to You

Our Chevy Chase office allows us to bring our exceptional eye care to the D.C. suburbs. We’re here to help the people of Bethesda, North Bethesda, Potomac, Somerset, Friendship Heights, Friendship Village, Westgate, Glen Echo, Wood Acres, Kensington, Takoma Park, Cabin John, Adelphi, and Silver Spring love what they see with incredible vision services and customized eyewear.

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.

Surgical Co-Management at Washington Eye Doctors

We want to make your surgery co-management convenient for you. Whether you meet us at our downtown Washington, D.C., office, or you prefer to visit us in suburban Chevy Chase, MD or Arlington, VA, we make sure quality eye care is accessible to you!