New Patients

Welcome to Champlain Ophthalmology

Thank you for choosing Champlain Ophthalmology.  We look forward to meeting you and taking care of your eye care needs. 

To Make a New  Appointment

What to Bring to your First Appointment

You should bring your insurance card(s), photo ID, current pair of glasses, contact lens information, and previous ocular medical records for your first visit with us. If your plan requires a referral, please bring it with you to your appointment.

New Patient Forms

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete your registration. Please complete the following forms prior to your first visit. You can either download all forms or click on the individual links below. You can bring them to your appointment or email completed forms to us at [email protected]:

What to Expect on Your First Visit

Your initial visit to our practice will include a comprehensive examination. First, you will meet with an experienced ophthalmic technician who will take a detailed medical history and perform initial visual screening tests. If you would like a new prescription for glasses, the technician will perform a refraction. If you would like to be evaluated for contact lenses, you can make a special appointment with our contact lens specialist.

Next, the technician will administer drops that dilate the iris if your exam requires dilation. The dilation process takes approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on the color of your eyes. Next, your physician will review your medical history and examine your eyes. Once a diagnosis is established, your physician will discuss your treatment options with you, respond to your questions and concerns, and make recommendations for your future care.

Please allow 2 hours for your initial visit. Subsequent visits may be considerably shorter; however, the duration of your visit depends on the complexity of disease, the need for diagnostic testing, and possible treatments. Because dilation of your pupils may result in blurred near vision and increased sensitivity to light, you may wish to bring sunglasses with you and arrange to have someone drive you home afterward.

Billing and Insurance

We participate with most insurance companies including Aetna PPO, Aetna HMO, Carefirst, Cigna, GEHA, Human PPO, John Hopkins PPO, KAISER, MEDICARE, PHCS, TRICARE, UNITED HEALTHCARE, USAA, WORKERS COMP. If you have a different insurance than the ones listed, please call us to see if we participate with your plan. We do not participate with Medicaid or Vision Plans. 

Although the majority of the professional services performed in our offices are likely to be covered by your health insurance plan, we recommend that you be familiar with the terms of your policy. For patients not covered by insurance, individual arrangements may be made with our practice administrator. All co-pays and deductibles are collected at the time of service. If you should have any questions about our fees or your financial obligations, please let us know.

6720A Rockledge Dr, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20817

Working Hours
Monday           8am – 4pm
Tuesday          8am – 4pm
Wednesday     8am – 4pm
Thursday         8am – 4pm
 Friday               8am – 4pm