Welcome to Ophthalmology Associates of Greater Annapolis!
We deliver high-quality healthcare for your family's eye care needs.
As we head into summer, remember to protect your eyes!
It is important for your mental and physical health to take time for yourself, get outside, go for a walk and enjoy the summer. While doing this, remember to protect your eyes from sun damage.
Summertime often means long hours in the sun. Most of us remember to protect our skin by applying sunblock, but don't forget that your eyes need protection as well. It is important to start wearing proper eye protection at an early age to shield your eyes from years of ultraviolet exposure.
Too much exposure to Ultraviolet light (UV) raises your risk of eye diseases and other problems. UV radiation, whether from natural sunlight or indoor artificial rays, can damage the eye's surface tissues as well as the cornea and lens. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the dangers UV light can pose. By wearing UV-blocking sunglasses, you can enjoy the summer safely while lowering your risk for potentially blinding eye diseases and tumors.
Here are additional tips to protect your eyes from UV damage, no matter what the season:
Wear a hat along with your sunglasses. Broad-brimmed hats are best.
Protect children and senior citizens with hats and sunglasses. Everyone is at risk for sun damage.
Know that clouds don't block UV light. The sun's rays can pass through haze and clouds.
Sunlight is strongest midday to early afternoon, at higher altitudes and when reflected off of water, ice or snow.
Never look directly at the sun. Doing so at any time, including during an eclipse, can damage the eye's retina and cause a serious injury known as solar retinopathy.
Avoid tanning beds. Tanning beds pose the same risks to your eyes and body as outdoor UV light.
By embracing these simple guidelines, you and your family can enjoy the sun safely all year long.
Healthy exposure to sunlight can have positive effects, as long as you protect your eyes from UV damage.
You need a little natural light every day to help you sleep well. That's because the light-sensitive cells in our eyes play an important role in our body's natural wake-sleep cycles. This is especially important as we age and become more apt to insomnia.
Spending time outdoors in the daylight can also help prevent nearsightedness in kids. Not only is exercise great for eye health but exercising outside may be additionally beneficial. Take your children outside to play to help lower their risk for nearsightedness and teach them good habits for a lifetime of eye health.
Just don’t forget those hats and sunglasses!
At Ophthalmology Associates of Greater Annapolis, the health and well-being of our patients and employees remain our top priority. We are now working our summer hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm and Friday 8:00am-2:00pm. * Phones are turned off 15 minutes prior to close time.
OAGA is maintaining the highest level of safety in our office. Please do not put off your eye appointments! Your eye health is important to us!
Please call the office at 410-757-2778 to schedule an appointment.
Please note that this form is not intended for specific questions regarding medical conditions, or for urgent eye conditions. If you are experiencing an acute eye problem, please contact us at 410-757-2778.
Ophthalmology Associates of Greater Annapolis has been providing exceptional eye care for Annapolis and the surrounding community for more than 30 years. Our practice includes a team of four highly experienced, board-certified ophthalmologists, a board-certified optometrist, full-service optical shop, and professional, friendly staff.
Ophthalmology Associates provides state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment options for all eye conditions.
With two experienced Pediatric Ophthalmologists and a full-time staff dedicated to children’s eye care, our practice is the first in the area to offer the complete spectrum of vision care for your entire family.
In addition to General Ophthalmology, our eye doctors have expertise in:
State-of-the-art Cataract Surgery, including:
LenSx laser-assisted cataract surgery
The use of advanced technology intraocular lenses tailored to your visual goals
Laser Vision Correction, including LASIK and PRK
Contact lens fitting and care
Cosmetic and Functional Eyelid Surgery
Eye Misalignment (Strabismus)
For questions about a specific eye condition or procedure or to schedule an appointment please call us at 410-757-2778. We look forward to helping you with any of your family’s vision needs.
Family Eye Care
HOURS & LOCATION
83 Church Road
Arnold, MD 21012
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30am- 1:30pm * summer hours
*Friday's from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the office closes at 1:30pm.
For an efficient appointment, please:
Print the appropriate patient information form(s), complete them and bring them to your appointment.
Be sure to bring your photo ID and your insurance card to every appointment
If your insurance requires a referral please contact your Primary Care Physician. Please be aware that we cannot see you without a current referral if it is required. We apologize for any inconvenience. Your primary care provider can send it directly to us via fax at 410-757-0632 or Email to us at . Both of these options have security settings.
Ophthalmology Associates of Greater Annapolis is here for all your family's eye care needs. Please use the below information to make your appointment easy and efficient!
Our board-certified providers offer caring service for the entire family with over 50 years combined training and experience!