Your eyecare home is always there for you.

Welcome home.

I’m Dr. Holly Gross, and I opened Central Maryland Eye Associates (CMEA for short) in 2006. I wanted to ensure that Central Marylanders with eye and vision problems had a true eyecare home: a warm and welcoming place where they’d be certain of receiving the best care, from doctors who care.


CMEA is that place. We care, you’ll see!

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With two offices, we care about your convenience, too.

Whether you live in Montgomery or Frederick Counties, your CMEA eyecare home is nearby. Both offices are easy to access off I-270.

We look forward to becoming your family’s trusted eyecare home.

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What is glaucoma and how to treat it.

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Patient Reviews

Love the way they explained with detailed my cataract surgery! Dr. Amy Nicholas and Debbie are the best!!!!
Karen Nieles (.
23:35 30 Jul 21
Friendly professional staff. Dr. Chen took time to go over my best options in glasses
Keith C.
20:30 30 Jul 21
Excellent staff, doctors and techs. Highly recommend. Very thorough in all aspects of eye exams and eye care. I’ve seen all three doctors for different eye problems. They are superior to anywhere I have ever gone.
20:02 27 Jul 21
Everyone made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
Royle K.
21:32 22 Jul 21
Lovely staff, great doctor!
Donna W.
22:29 21 Jul 21
Central Maryland Eye Association made me feel comfortable from the moment I entered the office. Each member of the staff was professional, extremely careful when administrating an exam. The precautions each staff member used for disinfecting any and all areas I entered was excellent. Excellent from beginning to end.
Joanne L.
22:53 16 Jul 21
My visit was just great.The staff was very welcoming. Dr. Nicholas was very thorough in her examination and made me feel very comfortable.
Mable M.
17:59 15 Jul 21
Staff is courteous. Wait was very brief! Service providers are outstanding!
Suzanne R.
00:14 15 Jul 21
Prompt, Efficient, Knowledgeable, and most of all Friendly and Professional to boot!! This is the place to go for Eye care!!
Lauretta W.
16:57 24 Jun 21
What a pleasure to deal with this practice . From the arrival to departure all employees treat you with respect and dignity. Safety protocols are being followed as described by the CDC .
20:24 21 Jun 21
Staff is all helpful and friendly and we were impressed with how well they take seriously their cleaning and precautions, regarding Covid-19. Dr Noontheti is very personable and professional. Highly recommend!
Richard M.
17:34 04 Jun 21
Everyone was very nice and made me feel comfortable
june G.
19:02 03 Jun 21
Dr. Holly Gross is wonderful! I have a really challenging left eye and Dr. Gross went above and beyond to make sure she got the prescription correct. I'm a long time patient and very happy with Central Maryland Eye Associates.
Betsy H.
16:50 27 May 21
Nice location and caring staffs. My attending doctor took time to explain and review the factors influencing my eyesight change. Really appreciate the whole team and the caring atmosphere.
In-May L.
22:08 20 May 21
Efficient and pleasant experience.
Mr. J.
19:43 20 May 21
Great staff, love Dr. Gross.
Chris L.
00:30 20 May 21
Dr. Chen is very good. He took time to explain options in depth. Also, I like that this practice offers optometrist and ophthalmologists. I also saw Dr. Gross for flashes in my eye. She too explained in depth what was going on, and in my case, was not an emergency situation.
Brenda A.
17:32 18 May 21
My appointment at CMEA on May 17th was professional, pleasant and everyMember of the staff was friendly as can be.Dr. Gross is outstanding.I look forward to my next appointment in 6 months.
23:28 17 May 21
Everybody was great. They told me step by step what was going on and what to expect!
Dorinda B.
20:58 17 May 21
everything on time. very professional. confidence built! Ready to go to optician for changes in prescription. Got what I needed!
Ken H.
10:03 15 May 21
The people were so attentive and kind. I enjoyed Dr chen examining me cause he was very kind, patient, and friendly! They all were a joy to be around!! Thank you all so much!
Deborah R.
21:09 22 Apr 21
They know what they was doing and explain to me next step follow me please the manner and smile and they to time to check your eye the staff is awesome
Barbara L.
17:49 22 Apr 21
Always nice to get an exam without having to deal with an overbooked waiting room. Everyone was very professional and very courteous
Vic M.
16:36 22 Apr 21
We have been receiving our eye care from Dr Holly Gross and her team for several years and are very happy with the level of professional care and the warm and friendly feeling we get there. We recommend them very highly.
Eddie H.
22:47 20 Apr 21
Totally comfortable covid experience everyone was caring and aware. The appointments were stageredEvery thing was super clean. I had many eye concerns that were addressed. I have been going to this practice for about 3 years and feel very confident in their doctors. I had glaucoma laser surgery by Dr Nootheti and it was fast and didnt hurt.
Janis M.
20:11 12 Apr 21
Everyone was so kind, and so efficient. It made a stressful time much easier.
Margaret B.
19:52 06 Apr 21
Excellent service; the front staff and my doctor were wonderful. They even have PM hours, and were very accommodating and helpful throughout the process. Highly recommend!
Matthew B.
04:31 02 Apr 21
Great doctor, great staff. I highly recommend this practice.
Hans S.
21:38 30 Mar 21
Always excellent care.
Patricia R.
20:34 30 Mar 21
Been coming here for about 8 years now for treatment and monitoring of mild glaucoma. My treatments, eye drops, have evidently been successful, as my tests usually indicate improvement or at least holding steady. Also I developing normal age-related cataracts in one eye especially; Dr Nicholas is monitoring me every few months to determine when surgery when will be appropriate. I trust this practice.
Guinness T H.
09:43 27 Mar 21
The staff were very nice and helpful. The office and exam rooms were clean and organized. Dr. Nichols was friendly and professional. My eye exam was thorough. I would recommend Central Maryland Eye Associates
Walter van den V.
02:23 27 Mar 21
My cataract surgery was wonderful. Painless, quick procedure. I can see better in my left eye than my right eye with correction. Best decision I've ever made.
Shelley M.
20:31 24 Mar 21
A caring and careful practice, the doctor and staff performed a complete evaluation and listened to my concerns and needs providing me with the proper local referral for my unique problem.
Frank C.
12:52 18 Mar 21
I am so sorry to learn that Dr Pham is leaving. I always felt she did an excellent job caring for the health of my eyes n esp since I had early stage glaucoma.Tell her thank u for me!
Patrice R.
23:21 16 Mar 21
Very professional and very thorough and greatly appreciate the professionalism
Douglas B.
19:24 15 Mar 21
I found the staff to be very helpful and professional...the environment was friendly!Dr Amy was excellent...listened intently and was clear and informative about my diagnosis and what I may need going forward.
Stephanie M.
23:47 12 Mar 21
Very friendly and professional. Will continue to use this practice for eye care.
Celeste R.
21:51 12 Mar 21
Dr. Nicholas was excellent! Very thorough!
jonathan R.
19:39 10 Mar 21
Great experience with no waiting and exceptional COVID protocols. See you next year.
Lance L.
00:30 04 Mar 21
My experience today was a good one Everything was explained thoroughly. I recently referred my sister to the practice since she is having some eye issues.
Linda S.
19:41 03 Mar 21
Central Maryland Eye Associates is a top notch operation. Excellent staff, and DrGross is super. I have had nothing but top shelf service since I have been a patient of hers.
Robert R.
21:51 01 Mar 21
I've been coming to this practice for several year's and have alway's been pleased. I was seen by Dr. Nicholas she is new to the practice. I wasn't disappointed she was nice and attentive and answered my questions.
Charles V.
00:25 27 Feb 21
I always leave feeling better about my eyes.
David G.
03:07 25 Feb 21
I found that everyone of the staff members I dealt w/ today we’re very polite & professional. I very much like Dr Gross & her taking the time to explain things to me that other eye Drs have mentioned to me but never took the time to explain to me. Dr. Gross has already gotten me beyond serious anxiety I have about having cataract surgery.
Susan P.
22:31 24 Feb 21
Fantastic experience! All questions were answered thoroughly and staff was courteous and helpful in every way.
Lynda P.
01:24 20 Feb 21
The staff (receptionists, nurse and the ophthalmologist) are amazing!!! Dr. Kenny Chen is simply the best, really awesome, so caring and compassionate. His nurse too, is excellent!!!Thank you guys die the top notch care!
Maureen W.
01:12 20 Feb 21
First time visit with Dr Gross. Staff were pleasant, courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. Exceptionally pleased with all tests and exam. Highly recommend!!
Donna P.
17:35 18 Feb 21
Great experience at the Frederick office, staff was very professional & friendly. Smooth procedure..... I highly recommend Central Maryland Associates as a 5 Stars.
Yves A.
22:27 16 Feb 21
One eye done. One to go. I'm thrilled. These guys are good!2nd eye done. I'll return for my 3rd eye. They are sooooo good. 😊
Ken G.
22:42 15 Feb 21
Dr Kenny Chen is professional. Excellent knowledge of care of the eyes, vision and care for his patients. Entire staff is a joy to work with.
Phyllis D.
18:08 10 Feb 21
My first visit was wonderful. Dr Chen was friendly and informative. Friendly office too.
Kathleen H.
21:38 09 Feb 21
Polite, professional, caring and ultra-knowledgeable! A delightful visit!
Ray C.
17:30 05 Feb 21
I love this office! Dr. Gross is the best and today I needed an emergency eye exam and saw one of her associates. She was also wonderful. I've been seeing Dr. Gross for probably 10 years and you just can't find better!
Judy E.
21:52 02 Feb 21
Dr. Nicholson and her assistant Debbie went above and beyond for my aunt who is deaf and mentally handicapped. Very professional and accommodating. High recommend!
Missy T.
23:18 29 Jan 21
Dr Gross and her staff were kind, courteous and professional as usual!
Brent R.
14:43 19 Jan 21
Very efficient and personable by all staff.
Jo Z.
04:16 16 Jan 21
Good Covid precautions. No long wait. Cheerful and reassuring OD and MD available if needed.
Linda S.
19:21 12 Jan 21
Great place.
Karen R.
23:05 06 Jan 21
This office does a very complete check of my eyes and eyesight. The equipment used checks my eyes thoroughly and checks all aspects of my eyesight. Dr. Chen reviews the test and pictures taken with the equipment with me when he does his part of the exam. I feel that know the status of my eyes and that I am aware of how I would know if anything were not working as it should. When I leave I know that everything has been explained to me and I know exactly what the status of my eyes and eyesight is. This is the best ophthalmologist I have ever gone to!
Sharon J.
20:22 05 Jan 21
Felt comfortable and safe. Efficient and careful testing. My first visit. I am very pleased to make this my new office for eye care. Thank you!
Carolyn M.
17:52 29 Dec 20
Very caring and efficient. Friendly faces, caring attitudes, and a smooth system is wonderful.
Belinda M.
19:35 28 Dec 20
Fantastic Dr Gross! Clone HER!
Rick B.
00:50 24 Dec 20

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We care, you’ll see!

By Phone:

Frederick: 301-662-4545

Rockville:  301-610-2020


Our Professional Affiliations

We are proud to be joined with this prestigious group of national and Maryland-based
professional ophthalmological associations:

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Montgomery County Medical Society logo
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American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery logo