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Dr. Hylton Mayer, MD

Glaucoma Specialist, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

**Please be aware that Dr. Mayer does NOT do any Contact Lens fittings Can only be done by one of our Optometrists Dr. Jennifer Luckie or Dr. Barbor. Hylton R. Mayer MD is a board certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. Prior to joining Eye Doctors of Washington, Dr. Mayer was an Assistant Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, where he was the Director of the Cataract Surgery Section and Glaucoma Fellowship Program Director. While at Yale, Dr. Mayer was one of the first surgeon’s in Connecticut to perform a new minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, Trabectome. Dr. Mayer specializes in the consultation and management of glaucoma and complex cataracts, and he offers the latest medical, laser, and surgical options for patients, including the use of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), the ExPRESS shunt, traditional trabeculectomy, and glaucoma drainage implant surgery. Dr. Mayer graduated cum laude from Centre College, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Mayer is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo School of Medicine), where he received a Presidential Scholarship and was named to the AOA Honor Medical Society. Dr. Mayer obtained his ophthalmology residency training at the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Mayer undertook a fellowship in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma under the mentorship of internationally renowned glaucoma specialists, Dr. M. Bruce Shields and Dr. James C. Tsai. Dr. Mayer has published numerous book chapters, review articles, and original research papers, has been an invited lecturer at regional and national meetings, and is a reviewer for a variety of medical journal

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Glaucoma Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Toledo, Doctor of Medicine
  • Yale University, Fellowship in Glaucoma
  • Yale University, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1174568695

Office locations

Eye Doctors of Washington

2 Wisconsin Cir, Suite 230

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Eye Doctors of Washington

8230 Boone Blvd, Suite 125

Vienna, VA 22182

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Dr Mayer was very understanding and professional in his demeanor. Gave me an accurate diagnosis and I am proceeding with his recommendation.
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He is a very caring physician with a calming manner. He explains procedures and has a gentle touch.
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Dr. Mayer is thoughtful and professional. He was a very direct and effective communicator during the appointment and assessment. His regional recognition as a top specialist has not interfered with careful time he spent answering questions.They have a well tuned office team and good systems for moving through the appointment. Each step from sign in to the final scheduling of follow up appointments was very smooth.
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A professional practice with wonderful staff. Dr. Mayer is very precise and interested and provides great detailed information.
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Informative and reliable quality of solutions for my questions. He made me feel very comfortable about my expectations and the directives for future needs - surgery, although not an immediate concern. It seemed they were a bit over booked,and I felt a tiny bit rushed, although not al all rude, just efficient for his practice. In fact, the doctor did not go over the scan results with me, but the technician did, with the caveat that the doctor would explain in more detail, which I forgot to ask him. Clearly nothing out of the ordinary. Meanwhile the staff was also pleasant and helpful, many tests.
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1. Suite clean and offer agreeable environment, 2. Staff seems hard worker, conscious and diligent/careful in preparing the the information for and giving 3. Dr.: Very good and friendly interaction with patient. Sharp knowledge of issues related to eyes ailment.
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I had an informative and pleasant visit with Dr. Mayer. He is very professional and skillful, and used a chart to explain what his opinion.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Mayer is an amazing person and doctor. So wonderful to have such a great expert in our area.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent doctor. The office, staff and the doctor were all excellent and very helpful. Highly recommended.
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Very nice Dr./MD , and Staff , no high pressure sale , good atmosphere .
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all staff was friendly and professional. Dr. Mayer explained everything clearly.
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Excellent office & physician....there were a few comments I saw related to the wait time but I didn't experience that...maybe 10 minute wait max..auto check in...very smooth and efficient
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor I'm very satisfied
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Was seen promptly. Super professional, super friendly. Would highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good experience. My first visit. It is a well run office. Very professional staff.
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Dr. Mayer was very thorough, provided very clear explanations and instructions and also provided written instructions. Very caring and courteous in his approach with me. He is very knowledgeable and current in his practice. Dr. Mayer is superb.
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Dr. Mayer was as always very professional and friendly.
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Dr. Mayer is a very précises and professional specialist. He gives me confidence since he is well informed and calmly answers my questions. I like him and the staff.
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It's easy to have confidence in Dr Mayer , he is bright ,observant, and its obvious that he cares.
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It was a good visit today.....and my eye pressure had dropped three points....from the revision surgery that Dr. Mayer performed on July 28th. That was my 10th surgery or procedure that has been performed by Eye Doctors of Washington. I havebeen a patient with you all for over 30 years, as well as my late husband, and my deceased parents. I began to see you when you were staffing the Eye Center at Georgetown University Hospital....maybe in the 1980's. Many thanks for all that you have done to make my eyesight better....and to make my visits to your offices more comfortable and pleasurable.
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Dr is very nice I woud referal him to my friend and family.
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Dr. Mayer always takes the time to listen and put any fears. i may have into perspective.
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Doctor Mayer is always very caring and professional.Takes his time and explains everything to you.I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Mayer and his staff have always been professional and competent in all aspect of his practice. His interpersonal skills and patient/staff interaction for diagnosis and "next step(s)", ect., are consistently delivered with confidence,conviction and expertise (without a big ego). Hi has always exhibited direct, yet very personal interaction. He does an thorough job of explaining diagnosis, options for treatment and cause/effect of each. I would highly recommend Dr. Mayer to anyone seeking his area of expertise and specialization.
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I receive great service and the doctor has great bedroom side manner.
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Dr. Mayer is very patient kind. I greatly appreciate how much time he takes to very clearly explain everything to me. He obviously genuinely cares about his patients.
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Hylton Mayer, MD is intelligent, caring and explains issues with my eyes - in my language - in other words - one is not overwhelmed by information . Listens carefully and answers the questions I have - makes sure I understandand will go over it again if necessary. I went through a lot of eye doctors and than found him. He is serious and his feet are planted firmly on the ground. He's the best!
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I met Dr. Mayer last year. He operated on both my eyes -- removing cataracts, correcting astigmatism, and fighting glaucoma. He was superb as a surgeon, I though, and he is excellent, as well, as a physician. I very much appreciatethe guidance he has given me and the professionalism with which he conducts his job. Overall, I know that I am in great hands and that he is an outstanding captain of my opthalmological ship.
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Dr Mayer saw me for my post op after LASIK. He was very calm and patient as he answered my many questions. He was quick and efficient. I would recommend him to anyone.
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He is one of the best doctors with whom I have had medical interaction.
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Dr. Mayer is an excellent professional. He did a great job for me.
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Fantastic! Dr. Mayer is knowledgeable, thoughtful, & compassionate for complex vision cases. Great staff and office also.
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I appreciated the fact that I was treated despite arriving about 30 minutes late due to a traffic delay.
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Gentle, caring, giving the best possible answers to my eye problem. I was under his care for more than 5 years, very happy with his professional treatment. He is the one you would "go to" for glaucoma and/or cataract surgery.
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Very good.
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Very pleased with the treatment and the full explanation of condition. He takes the time to make sure you are 100% satisfied with everything!
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Dr. Mayer is a very thoughtful, patient, and knowledgeable professional. I greatly appreciate the time he takes with me. He explains everything clearly, answers all of my questions to my satisfaction, and often offers me sample of eye drops,which saves me a lot of money. The entire EDOW staff is exceptional - all very professional and very good at their jobs.
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Very kindly and courtesy all staff and of course Dr. Mayer, too.
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All of the staff are top notch and very nice. Dr. Mayer is cut from the same cloth.
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Same excellent doctor
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I was very pleased with the information he provided. Very knowledgeable and professional.
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The med tech and the doctor were very thorough with the exam and very good at explaining what they were doing. This was my first time I went to this doctor since I recently relocated to the area. Both the doctorand med tech also read my medical records from my prior doctor carefully to get a good feel for my history and ensure they could provide an excellent forward plan. Office is very modern/professional with latest equipment - including self-serve kiosks for checking in, and scanning your id and insurance card.
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I have been a Dr. Mayer's patient for about a year. I think he is exceptional. I would recommend him to anyone with glaucoma. He is both knowledgeable and kind.
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Although the waiting room was packed, the administrative staff did a superb job in professionally and politely managing the flow. As a new patient, I had some insurance questions that Tom resolved straightaway. Danielle, the medical assistantthat performed the preliminary examination was superb! She is very competent and confident yet her caring and pleasant manner is what one remembers the most. Dr. Mayer added to the pleasant experience with his warm smile and genuinely-caring bedside manner. He did an outstanding job communicating; I never felt rushed. Strongly recommend Dr. Mayer and his associates—without reservation.
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I have been seeing Dr. Mayer for about five years and I am extremely satisfied with his care. I have so much trust in his decisions and have no hesitation to go by what he suggests.
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Dr. Mayer is an excellent doctor. He was very thoughtful and patient and clearly explained my condition and a conservative approach to monitoring something that is very minor. If you don't mind waiting, I highly recommend him.
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I like Dr Mayer a lot. I've seen him numerous times since March 2015. I think he is kind, knowledgeable and straightforward in his approach. I would recommend him highly. As for the visit, it could've been shorter as the techwho was getting me and my records ready for the appointment with him disappeared for long enough at one point that I started to wonder if she was coming back at all. She eventually got someone else to take over for her and after that things went quickly. That is my only complaint about the overall visit.
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It was my first visit and the first impression was very good. He seemed warm,professional and knowledgeable. I decided to continue with him because I had a good feeling in my spirit.
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Dr, Mayer is very kind and thoughtful in his explanation of my eye problem. His answers were thorough and easy for a lay person to understand.
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The doctor is excellent. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and very skilled. He took time to carefully explain and answer any questions. I wish his office staff was more professional. However, his office staff is poor at best. The office manageror receptionist did not check the Zoc Doc database information and did not have my appointment scheduled. Instead of a simple apology, the office manager tried to convince me that I could not read the reminder email correctly. I showed her the email and the date it was sent. She then said that I needed to reschedule. When I shared that I could reschedule but asked for parking reimbursement, she told me that they could fit me in. They obliviously did not have the time to effectively provide medical services. The eye technician assigned (Sara) didn't do a refraction for new eyeglasses even though I wrote notes prior to the appointment stating I may need new eyeglasses. No one read the Zoc Doc notes or checked my medical record to see that my eye glass prescription was out of date and not valid. I am not a new patient and was very disappointed. I left the office after more than 2 hours without a valid prescription and the technician informed me that any optometrist could check my vision. I couldn’t believe the lack of professionalism and customer service. Also, the technician said that I should not use Zoc Doc and that is why they didn’t have my appointment requests.
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