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

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.
02:41 14 Oct 21
Been coming here for about nine years now for treatment and monitoring of mild glaucoma, and (most recent update) cataract surgery today. My treatments, eye drops, have evidently been successful, as my tests usually indicate glaucoma improvement or at least holding steady.I developed normal age-related cataracts in one eye especially; Dr Nicholas performed cataract surgery today; I am still in the awkward recovery and healing period for a few days (I will update later), but there is a remarkable improvement in vision in the post-operative eye. Dr Nicholas will do my second eye in two weeks. I trust this practice.
Guinness T H.
20:46 06 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
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.
00:50 26 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
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
I've been going to this medical I center for quite a while. All members of the staff are very professional. I was recommend to them by my optical doctor, Dr. Rubin and I have not regretted a day of it. My wife who is also a patient there of Dr. Gross gave her very high recommendation. My physician Dr. Nelson makes you feel quite at home. That's how all doctors should be.
Paul G.
02:13 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
Great doctors, great staff! Thorough, knowledgeable and kind. Fun too!
Sherri B.
22:23 18 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
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

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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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