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Where Compassion Meets Care

Regardless of age and background, patients from far and wide trek to Dr. Mendez’s office to get the care they need and deserve. We take the time to get to know you and your needs, treating you as though you’re our only patient.

Using a mix of comprehensive care techniques and technologies, we assess the core of your eye health and vision issues. From our findings, we develop strategies that suit your lifestyle so you can get back to enjoying your vision with comfort and confidence.

Alongside our comprehensive eye exam processes, we also offer specialty services focusing on binocular vision dysfunction, dry eye, and myopia. 

If you’re ready to see why patients from our community and beyond choose Chevy Chase Eyecare, please book your appointment today.

Multilingual Services Available

Chevy Chase Eyecare is proud to provide services in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Tamara Mendez

Meet Dr. Tamara Mendez

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Dr. Tamara Mendez earned her Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia, PA, in 2015 and completed advanced studies in the anterior segment—the cornea, iris, and lens. Through participation in externships, conferences, and research, Dr. Mendez gained experience and demonstrated expertise in all areas of optometry.

In addition to her studies, Dr. Mendez served as vice president of students in Optometric Services to Humanity (SOSH), where she helped fundraise, coordinate, and participate in a humanitarian medical mission to Haiti. She and her colleagues treated thousands of patients, many of them children.

As an optometry resident in primary care at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Mendez received training focused on pediatric care and binocular vision.

Dr. Mendez is passionate about providing superior care to children, teens, and adults. She utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide her patients with the most accurate diagnoses and best treatments available today.

Dr. Mendez performs comprehensive, diabetic, and glaucoma exams and specialty contact lens fittings. Her expertise is in diagnosing, treating, and managing binocular vision conditions and myopia management. Dr. Mendez is currently developing a dry eye clinic with a focus on eye rejuvenation services.

Her education includes:

  • 2009—Bachelor of Science Chemistry University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • 2015—Doctor of Optometry Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University Philadelphia, PA
  • 2016—Optometry Residency Primary Care, Pediatrics, Binocular Vision Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Our Address

  • 8401 Connecticut Ave., Ste 102
  • Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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