Dr. Philip L. Nicholson, OD

Dr. Philip L. Nicholson, OD

Optometry | Male | 59 years old

Dr. Nicholson was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He graduated from Albert Einstein High in Kensington, Montgomery College in Rockville and Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore. He graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Tennessee. He is a Clinical Associate with the Optometric Extension Foundation as well as the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is Board Certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and holds memberships in various civic associations. He is a former board member of an area private school and has a special interest in vision as it relates to learning. He lives in Olney MD with his wife Kathy, who is a physical therapist. He enjoys flying drones and collecting coins. He also enjoys fitness and you can find him 3 times a week at Gold's Gym in Olney !Read more

Dr. Philip Nicholson and Associates
10925 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville, MD 20705 Get Directions

Monday's Hours: 10:30AM - 7:00PM
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Since we do not accept any vision or medical insurances, we work extra hard for you. We understand a tendency to go "where your insurance covers you"....but our philosophy is to "not treat you like an insurance patient". We can assist you in filing with your insurance company for "out of network benefits"...in many cases you can get reimbursed for visiting my office. Remember, Costco Optical DOES take some insurances, so call them to find out more. We are separate from them so you may have an insurance they accept.Read more

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Dr. Nicholson was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He graduated from Albert Einstein High in Kensington, Montgomery...Read more

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Dr. Nicholson was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He graduated from Albert Einstein High in Kensington, Montgomery College in Rockville and Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore. He graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Tennessee. He is a Clinical Associate with the Optometric Extension Foundation as well as the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.  He is Board Certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and holds memberships in various civic associations. He is a former board member of an area private school and has a special interest in vision as it relates to learning. He lives in Olney MD with his wife Kathy, who is a physical therapist. He enjoys flying drones and collecting coins. He also enjoys fitness and you can find him 3 times a week at Gold's Gym in Olney !

Dr. Nicholson's Care Philosophy

Since we do not accept any vision or medical insurances, we work extra hard for you. We understand a tendency to go "where your insurance covers you"....but our philosophy is to "not treat you like an insurance patient". We can assist you in filing with your insurance company for "out of network benefits"...in many cases you can get reimbursed for visiting my office. Remember, Costco Optical DOES take some insurances, so call them to find out more. We are separate from them so you may have an insurance they accept.

Dr. Nicholson says...

I have provided family vision care for over 22 years at my Beltsville Costco location. I provide routine vision care for glasses and contacts as well as provide treatment and management of minor eye emergencies. I have long standing professional relationships with some of the best medical eye care practices in the area and can co-manage and refer to cataract and retinal specialists. I use the latest technology to detect glaucoma and conditions of the eye that can lead to permanent damage. 

Dr. Nicholson says...

Over 2 decades treating thousands of people. More than 70% of my first time patients return in following years to see me.

Dr. Nicholson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Optometry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Watering Eyes

Education

  • Other Education
    Southern College of Optometry

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Optometry
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Sports Vision
  • Vision Therapy

Procedures Performed

  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eyeglasses
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening