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Williams-Bolar, Kimberly M.

Kimberly Williams-Bolar

Comprehensive Eye Service

The Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Williams-Bolar is an optometrist at the Wilmer Eye Institute. An experienced primary care optometrist, her clinical expertise includes performing comprehensive eye exams; fittings for toric, soft spherical, and rigid gas-permeable contact lenses; pre- and post-operative laser refractive surgery evaluations; and assistance in the management of glaucoma, diabetes and cataract patients. She is a member of the American, Maryland, and National Optometric Associations.

Dr. Williams-Bolar, a native Baltimorean, received her O.D. degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Williams-Bolar sees patients at the Wilmer Eye Institute's Johns Hopkins Hospital location.

For appointments at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, call: 410-955-5080


  • O.D. Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA 1997
  • B.S. Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA 1994
  • B.S. Towson University, Towson, MD Major: Business Administration 1989

Clinical Experience:

Katzen Eye Group, Baltimore, MD Feb. 1997 - May 1997
Ocular Disease Externship
Co-managed glaucoma, diabetic and pre/post-op patients

Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baltimore, MD Nov. 1996 - Feb. 1997
Hospital Ocular Disease Externship
Co-managed glaucoma, diabetic and pre/post-op patients

The Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA Aug. 1996 - Nov. 1996
Primary Care/Pediatric Externship
Performed primary care eye exams and vision therapy

Edmonds and Associates, Wynnewood, PA May 1996 - Aug. 1996
Primary Care/Contact Lens Externship
Performed primary care eye exams and fit toric, soft spherical and RGP contact lenses

Professional Experience:

Current Appointment:
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Sept. 2000 - Present

Instructor of Ophthalmology
The Eye Concept, White Marsh , MD March 1998 – Aug. 2000

Dr. Scott Wassel and Associates, Glen Burnie, MD Aug. 1997 – Feb. 1998

Performed primary eye care exams, contact lens fitting and management, diagnosed and co-managed/treated ocular disease

Pace Optical, Baltimore, MD Sept. 1992 - March 1993

Optometric Technician
Taught contact lens I&R, fit, and dispensed spectacles

New Deal Optical, Towson, MD March 1993 - Sept. 1993
Optometric Technician
Edged and finished lenses, taught contact lens I&R

WXYV Radio Station, Baltimore, MD July 1991 - July 1992
Account Executive
Created and sold radio advertising commercials

Macy’s, Owings Mills, MD May 1989 - July 1991
Sales Manager
Managed fifteen sales associates


Maryland Board of Examiners of Optometry TA 1486 Sept., 1998

Professional Societies:

Maryland Optometric Association
National Optometric Association

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Dr. Pradeep Ramulu and Colleagues Study Relationship Between Vision Loss and Work Status - 7/18/2014

Wilmer Resident Receives Lindstrom Research Grant - 7/11/2014

Four Wilmer Researchers Receive BrightFocus Foundation Awards - 7/10/2014

Dr. Michael Repka Part of Team Researching Telemedicine and ROP - 6/27/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Featured on WBAL-TV - 6/24/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Use Human Stem Cells to Create Light-Sensitive Retina in a Dish - 6/10/2014

Wilmer's Division of Ocular Immunology Announces "Living With Uveitis" Support Group - 6/10/2014

Dr. Neil Bressler to Speak on Diabetic Retinopathy at National Eye Health Summit and Webcast - 6/10/2014

Dr. Donald Zack Receives a Research to Prevent Blindness Nelson Trust Award for Retinitis Pigmentosa - 6/9/2014

Dr. Michael Boland Leads Study on Effectiveness of Automated Telecommunication-Based Reminders on Adherence to Glaucoma Medication Dosing - 6/4/2014

Dr. Christina Prescott Discusses Summer Eye Protection on Fox 45 News - 6/1/2014

Dr. Jonathan Song Discusses Treatment Options for Pediatric Cataracts - 5/23/2014

Johns Hopkins' Jordan Green Discusses His Work at Wilmer's Translational Tissue Engineering Center - 5/21/2014

Longtime Wilmer Employee Lillie Alston Honored by Hopkins - 5/19/2014

Dr. Richard Semba: Diets Rich in Antioxidant Resveratrol Fail to Reduce Deaths, Heart Disease or Cancer - 5/12/2014

Dr. Neil Miller Explains Eye Twitching in The Wall Street Journal - 5/12/2014

Dr. Hendrik Scholl Receives ARVO Award - 5/7/2014


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International +1-410-614-6424



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