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We are experiencing extremely high call volume related to COVID-19 vaccine interest. Please understand that our phone lines must be clear for urgent medical care needs. We are unable to accept phone calls to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations at this time. When this changes, we will update this web site. Please know that our vaccine supply is extremely small. Read all COVID-19 Vaccine Information.

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We Are Here and Ready to Safely Care for You

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

View our in-person and video appointment options.

Learn about surgeries and procedures during COVID-19.

Message from Our Director Dr. Peter McDonnell


How We Make Sure You Are Safe

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our doctors and care teams are taking extra precautions to make your visit as safe as possible.

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Testing and Screening

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Masks and Protective Equipment

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Physical Distancing


How to Schedule Your Appointment

Video Visits (Telemedicine)

Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.

New Patients
(not previously seen by the Wilmer Eye Institute)
Existing Wilmer Eye Institute Patients

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Patients with a MyChart account can participate in a live-video appointment, called a video visit. A video visit can be scheduled through MyChart or by calling 410-955-5933. If you are a new patient or need to set up a MyChart account, a member of our team can help guide you through the process over a phone call.

  • Upon scheduling your appointment you will receive directions to prepare you for your video visit. Be sure to complete the following steps:

    1. Activate your MyChart account.
    2. In MyChart, add or update your medication list, preferred pharmacy and allergies.
    3. While in MyChart, click on the Test Your Video button. You will be guided through a series of steps to test your system. (Step-by-step written instructions (english) (español) when using a computer or laptop.)
    4. Upload any images of your eye you would like your doctor to review to mychart.
  • Shortly before your appointment you will be contacted by a member of our team to ensure you are ready for your appointment by completing the following:

    • Activated your MyChart account.
    • In MyChart, you’ve updated your medication list, preferred pharmacy and allergies.
    • While in MyChart, click on the Test Your Video button. You will be guided through a series of steps to test your system. (Step-by-step written instructions (english) (español) when using a computer or laptop.)

    We will also confirm your location and answer any questions you may have to prepare you for your appointment.

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Sign up for MyChart

Current patients can create an account in minutes. Complete an online form from the convenience of your home to communicate with your provider, access test results, request prescription renewals and manage your appointments.

Create yours today.

The Wilmer Eye Institute is a leader in the delivery of state-of-the-art eye care.
Our experts, including top-ranked ophthalmologists and optometrists, are available at nine convenient locations across Maryland.

  • Locations

    View our nine locations to decide which Wilmer site is right for you.

    The Optical Center at Wilmer's Bethesda location
  • Services

    Find information on the many specialized services we provide.

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  • Conditions

    Learn more about the conditions we treat at Wilmer Eye Institute.

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Wilmer Optical

For eye exams, frames, contacts and more, Wilmer Optical offers the specialized service you need across eight locations in Maryland.


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Your generous contributions help push the Wilmer Eye Institute to new discoveries leading to the next generation of treatments and cures.


Latest News

  • Wilmer Magazine - Summer 2020 Issue

    The Summer 2020 issue of Wilmer magazine provides updates on research efforts related to COVID-19, as well as other continued efforts transforming the field of ophthalmology.

    Donald Zack, M.D.
  • Wilmer Voted Best Pediatric Vision Care

    Congratulations to the support staff and providers of Wilmer's pediatric division for their unwavering commitment to care and being recognized as the "Best Pediatric Vision Care" by the readers of Baltimore's Child Magazine.

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  • Research Targets Irreversible Blindness

    In this video presentation, Dr. Thomas Johnson shares the story of his research aimed at regenerating the optic nerve in people who have lost their vision.

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