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8625 Pleasant Plains Rd.
Towson, MD 21286
P:410-828-5558
F:410-823-6315
M 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tu 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
W 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Th 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
F 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Eye Center at Joppa Road - GBMC Health Partners

MD EyeCare is now part of the GBMC Health Partners family!

A unique office that combines the expertise of ophthalmology, optometry, and opticianry

The GBMC Health Partners Eye Center at Joppa road provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. Our experienced providers offer both comprehensive routine and medical eye exams and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, and cornea and retinal disorders. Our ophthalmologists provide sophisticated diagnostic services and perform eye surgery including cataract, laser, and eyelid surgery.

The Eye Center at Joppa Road also offers an optical department conveniently located in the office. Our opticians are available to fit a wide variety of eye glasses and contact lenses.

Our Team

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Allison Jensen, MD
Allison Jensen, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Allison Jensen, MD
Allison Jensen, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
George W Duncan, MD
George W. Duncan, MD
Ophthalmology
George W Duncan, MD
George W. Duncan, MD
Ophthalmology
Katherine E Duncan, MD
Katherine E. Duncan, MD
Ophthalmology
Oculoplastic Surgery
Katherine E Duncan, MD
Katherine E. Duncan, MD
Ophthalmology
Oculoplastic Surgery
Francis (Lawson) Grumbine, MD
Francis (Lawson) Grumbine, MD
Ophthalmology
Oculoplastic Surgery
Francis (Lawson) Grumbine, MD
Francis (Lawson) Grumbine, MD
Ophthalmology
Oculoplastic Surgery
Mark S Foley, OD
Mark S. Foley, OD
Optometry
Mark S Foley, OD
Mark S. Foley, OD
Optometry
Elizabeth B McGinn, OD
Elizabeth B. McGinn, OD
Director of Contact Lens Service
Optometry
Elizabeth B McGinn, OD
Elizabeth B. McGinn, OD
Director of Contact Lens Service
Optometry
Martin J McGinn, OD
Martin J. McGinn, OD
Optometry
Martin J McGinn, OD
Martin J. McGinn, OD
Optometry

Our Services

  • Routine/comprehensive eye exam
  • Medical eye exam
  • Cataract evaluation
  • Diabetic eye exam
  • Glaucoma evaluation
  • Retinal evaluation
  • Pediatric eye exam
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Adult strabismus evaluation and treatment
  • Oculoplastics

Routine Eye Exam

Routine eye care generally consists of an exam to determine the refractive state ( i.e. nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism) of the eyes and to look at the overall eye health. Most vision plans pay for routine eye exams. A patient seeking routine care is typically healthy and just needs glasses or contact lenses to solve their visual problem.

The chief complaint and the findings during an exam determine whether an eye exam is considered routine or medical. Many people think they just need new glasses to fix their vision problem, and if that is so then the exam is routine. If the patient has other underlying conditions (i.e. diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma) or the doctor uncovers other problems during a routine exam, the exam may be filed under his or her medical insurance. Routine and medical exams may seem the same to the patient, but the doctor will look for different things based on whether there is a medical problem or not.

Refraction: The refraction is the part of the eye exam that determines the prescription for eyeglasses. It is an important part of the exam because it lets the doctor know if there is a medical problem involved or not.

Medical eye care: When a patient has a medical eye condition (such as cataracts, glaucoma, or other conditions that can affect the eye, besides just needing glasses) then an eye exam is considered medical. Often people who have systemic conditions such as diabetes need eye exams to ensure there are no eye-related complications. A new symptom such as double vision or flashing lights also warrants a medical eye exam. Medical eye exams are billed under a patient's regular medical insurance and one does not need a vision plan to be examined.

Contact Lenses

Drs. McGinn and Foley provide contact lens exams and fittings. We offer daily, biweekly, and monthly disposable lenses, as well as gas permeable and colored contact lenses. Trial lenses are available for most prescriptions, even for high astigmatism and bifocal patients. Our doctors select contact lenses by matching a patient's lifestyle with the healthiest lenses.

Contact lenses ordered through insurance can be picked up at our office or mailed to you for a nominal shipping charge. For any questions about contact lenses, call our office at 410-828-5558.

Optical Department

The GBMC Optical Center offers the convenience of choosing eyewear at the same location where you receive your eye care. Our optical center carries a large selection of quality frames with prices that range from budget to designer. We stock many designer brands including, but not limited to, Coach, Flexon, Lilly Pulitzer, Nike, Tory Burch, Silhouette, and Miraflex.

Our experienced opticians specialize in getting you the perfect fit – regardless of your age. We fit infants and children, as well as seniors and everyone in between. We help you select frames that match your individual style, the shape of your face, and your prescription needs. Lenses are custom made using the latest technology. Our opticians measure with precision and recommend the best lenses for you to ensure the highest quality optics for each prescription.

We stand behind the quality and accuracy of our eyewear with at least a 1-year warranty.

The GBMC Optical Center accepts most vision insurance plans.
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