Dr. Philip Nicholson, OD

Dr. Philip Nicholson, OD

Optometry  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o
283 reviews

Accepting new patients

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 !...See Less

Dr. Philip Nicholson and Associates

10925 Baltimore Ave

Beltsville, MD 20705
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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.
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  • Optometry
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Sports Vision
  • Vision Therapy

Board Certifications

Dr. Nicholson does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Night Blindness
  • Watering Eyes


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

Background Check

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  • Southern College of Optometry
    Other Education | Completed

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Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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