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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Patient Reviews

Great staff and clean practice. My mom had issue with an eye they got her in the very next day that too as a new patient so thank you for that. Dr. Chen was very helpful, knowledgeable and polite. He explained everything very nicely and took care of the issue. No wait time and patients are in and out in timely manner. Thank you!
onsale 2.
23:09 20 Jan 22
Very thorough eye exam and service!
Amanda L.
18:41 20 Jan 22
Welcoming front staff excellent technicians - warm and professional doc.Overall, great experience with entire staff.
Helene K.
21:21 12 Jan 22
I had an early evening appointment which was thorough and got me up to date with my eye health. Thanks to Dr. Chen and the Central MD Eye Associates staff who made this a great experience.
Rob M.
12:56 11 Jan 22
Terrific experience all around.
Jim J.
19:10 10 Jan 22
Excellent staff, quick check in and great Dr. Nicholas!
15:55 10 Jan 22
Office staff demonstrated courtesy and professionalism. Wait time was mere minutes before being taken back for my examination. The technician was patient during her interview, thorough and very knowledgeable. The same could be said of Dr Amy Nicholas. She asked appropriate questions and listened intently and patiently to my responses as she performed her examination. Her description of my diagnosis was spot on. For the first time in months I believe that my problem has been identified and I feel like I have the knowledge and guidance to remedy my issues. Many thanks to Dr Nicholas and staff. I highly recommend them!
Thomas M.
16:46 06 Jan 22
Staff was cordial. Every one was professional.
Tanzeem A.
22:53 03 Jan 22
The best place for you eyes from the front desk people, all the nurses, and the Doctors are very professional and attended to your needs. Thank you Dr Gross and Central Maryland Eye Associates. ❤
Sandra K.
22:09 29 Dec 21
Very accommodating, friendly and patient.
T M.
15:47 28 Dec 21
I was fearful before I went because I hadn't seen an eye doctor for a year and a half and I was sure the results would be discouraging. But I was treated very well by the technicians and by Dr. Nicholas and left feeling very good and the results hadn't changed much in 1 1/2 years. I came home very pleased and had been treated very kindly and respectfully. Thank you !!
Dorothy W.
21:35 22 Dec 21
My first appointment at this practice was very satisfying. Dr. Chen was very professional and more than willing to answer any of my questions. He was very good at explaining everything during the examination. I would definitely recommend to others and will be utilizing this practices services again.
Tyrone J.
02:35 22 Dec 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.Surgery was surprisingly comfortable with each contact, my well-being was their goal. Skilled, professional and caring.
Joanne L.
17:30 21 Dec 21
Dr. Gross is an excellent doctor. She is very knowledgeable, very competent and kind. Her staff are friendly, helpful and perform their jobs well.
22:56 20 Dec 21
I trust this practise, and Dr Nicholas in particular. Been coming here for about nine years now for treatment and monitoring of mild glaucoma, and most recently, a most successful cataract surgery in both eyes.I had developed normal age-related cataracts in one eye especially; Dr Nicholas recently performed cataract surgery in each eye; which resulted remarkable improvement in vision. After cataract surgery, I am 20/20 uncorrected in both eyes for long distance vision, only needing reading glasses for close work. (Previously, I was near-sighted and had worn glasses constantly since 3rd grade.)
Guinness T H.
15:23 17 Dec 21
Always happy with the service
Wanda S.
19:49 16 Dec 21
Dr. Gross is an excellent physician and her staff is professional and courteous.
Kevin C.
01:36 15 Dec 21
All the nurses were kind and very patient with you. All easy going I felt comfortable thank you all so much for everything.
Wanda P.
21:30 14 Dec 21
First time visiting and it was a great experience. Minimal wait time and the technician, Ashley (can't remember her name), was exceptional. She was friendly and very thorough. Then enters Dr. Chen who was equally welcoming, thorough and emphatic. Shared all the required information and addressed all my questions. I will be returning for a surgical consult.
Karla C.
20:22 14 Dec 21
Sincere concern and exceptional care. All you could wish for...
Russ A.
17:46 09 Dec 21
The exam was quick and efficient. The explanation of the results and next steps was helpful. I left feeling confident that we had a good plan and that my vision problems will be solved.
Richard Delridge (.
20:59 06 Dec 21
The technicians were very efficient to prepare for me to see my ophthalmologist, Dr. Wanicur. He took time to answer all my questions with specific explanations. I was very comfortable and satisfied with my experience today.
Matsuko B.
19:28 03 Dec 21
The whole staff in the Rockville office are very professional and caring. Dr Gross is a wonderful doctor. Highly recommend her
Alisa I.
17:52 02 Dec 21
Staff is always friendly and professional.Dr. Gross is the best! I highly recommend this practice.
Patricia B.
03:26 02 Dec 21
I love Dr. Gross. She do care for her patient. She explain very thorough about any concerns that bothers me. She listened and answered whatever questions I have. Her staff are very nice.
Fancy R.
08:41 01 Dec 21
Been coming to this practice for numerous years always had great care and will continue.
Kim S.
21:56 30 Nov 21
Professional and courteous. Dr. Chen was excellent!
Wayne B.
21:46 30 Nov 21
I enjoy my appointments with Dr. Gross. She is through and kind. Her staff is very nice and caring. My favorite person there is Randi. She is so sweet and personable (they all are) and I love to chat with her. I feel Dr. Gross takes great care of me. Her office is convenient getting in and out. All around great experience. I have been seen at the Frederick office for many years.
Cristi H.
22:31 23 Nov 21
Overall this practice offered a very highly professional and courteous service during my visit. Dr. Gross and her entire staff are highly trained professionals providing prompt, timely and caring service.
Essri V.
18:51 20 Nov 21
As usual, from the moment I walked in the door to the moment I left, my experience at Central Eye in Frederick was a five star. The front desk staff and Robin the assistant were professional, courteous and easy to deal with. Dr. Nicholas spent time beyond the exam asking questions and listening to all my concerns. She was thorough, professional and caring. Overall, a great experience. I have and will continue to recommend this office in the future.
Deborah M.
19:43 16 Nov 21
Always great care.
Robert Watters J.
15:44 12 Nov 21
Dr. Holly Gross and her staff consistantly provide excellent care.
Rose W.
23:55 03 Nov 21
Excellent care and understanding!
Russ M.
20:20 28 Oct 21
I continue to be impressed with Dr. Gross and her staff. The office is run very efficiently. I am confident in the high quality care I received.
Laurie Alban H.
21:30 30 Sep 21
They are wonderful
Karey H.
15:50 30 Sep 21
Very caring and on time.
Lenny A.
14:22 29 Sep 21
Very nice people
allen J.
22:13 28 Sep 21
Everyone was very professional, helpful and friendly! I couldn't find a complaint if I tried!
George N.
21:40 21 Sep 21
My cataract surgeries have been quick and painless. Dr Nicholas personally called after each of my surgeries to check in on my progress and to see if I had additional questions or concerns. The entire staff at Central Maryland Eye Associates has my utmost respect for the polite and professional services that they provide!
Bernie P.
22:35 20 Sep 21
My visit with Dr Chen was awesome 👌🏽 he made you feel very comfortable and answered all my questions needed to know. I definitely will refer him to anyone needed to see a eye doctor!!
Gail A.
20:56 15 Sep 21
I thought the doctor and the staff were very friendly and answered all my questions excellent service
Howard S.
15:03 15 Sep 21
The staff is friendly and professional as always. Dr. Gross listens to what you say and never rushes you out. Exams are always thorough and any questions you have are thoroughly answered.
Dan A.
00:53 09 Sep 21
I was seen promptly by Dr. G., after being tested by her assistant. All staff were polite, friendly, and masked. The waiting room had no one else in it; chairs were properly distanced , in the event of having more than 1 visit. I felt comfortable and safe at all times. Chairs were sanitized after use. Dr. G. Was very professional in her examination, and asked some appropriate medical questions about my over all health. Overall, the experience was very non-stressful; I was treated respectfully at all times. I will definitely continue my annual appointments there.
Carrie G.
20:36 08 Sep 21
Communication with the techs and the doctor was excellent 👍. The doctor was Dr. Nicholas, don't know the names of the techs.Front desk was excellent as well.
Charles J. B.
19:46 08 Sep 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.
19:11 30 Aug 21
Excellent service, recommend highly
Philip D.
16:23 25 Aug 21
Dr Holly Gross is fantastic. Great advise and care. She gave me such peace of mind with my diagnosis. Go Blue!!!
Karen K.
23:16 20 Aug 21
Always a great experience from the reception to Robin running the tests to Dr. Gross.They are all friendly and efficient in what they do. 5 STARS
18:09 19 Aug 21
Dr. Gross is an outstanding doctor. I have had a lot of problems with my eyes. She checked them thoroughly and explained her conclusions on the problems. She then gave me a detailed plan to improve things. I felt very happy with the results of this visit. I highly recommend this practice. There are other very good doctors and technicians in this practice.
Martha N.
22:46 16 Aug 21
The staff members are polite, friendly and efficient.Dr. Gross exudes confidence and makes me feel that I am getting the best care available.
Gene D.
16:30 12 Aug 21
I was impressed with the facility, reception, and Dr.Chen.
Holly J.
23:45 09 Aug 21
Dr. Gross takes time to answer questions. She is caring and interested in her patients.
Margo S.
01:42 06 Aug 21
I had the laser cataract eye surgery. I must say the whole process has been amazing! The doctors and support staff have been very friendly and professional. The surgery itself was quick and easy. I can’t say enough how happy I have been with the whole process!
Nancy K.
19:29 03 Aug 21
Moved to the area from out of state and am very happy with the service and care. Both the assistants and Dr. Nicholas a pleasure and I feel I am in great hands! highly recommend.
Stacey V.
20:17 02 Aug 21

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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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American Medical Association logo
TLC Laser Eye Center Affiliate logo
Montgomery County Medical Society logo
MedChi logo
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery logo