Dr. Hylton Mayer, MD

Glaucoma Specialist

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2 Wisconsin Cir, Suite 230, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815
8230 Boone Blvd, Suite 125, Vienna, VA, 22182

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**Please be aware that Dr. Mayer does NOT do any Contact Lens fittings Can only be done by one of our Optometrists Dr. Rita Niyigena, Dr. Barbor or Dr. Jennifer Wong***

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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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 have been 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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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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I receive great service and the doctor has great bedroom side manner.

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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 understand and 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 appreciate the 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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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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I appreciated the fact that I was treated despite arriving about 30 minutes late due to a traffic delay.

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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 doctor and 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 assistant that 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 tech who 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 manager or 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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Excellent

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Professional, easy manner from a doctor who answers questions with just the right mix of knowable expertise and experience but in a fashion that is easy to comprehend. Dr. Mayer spends time to cover all options, treatments and concerns. He is thorough and competent. My last appointment was stuffed up due to the online scheduler, but Dr. Mayers staff fitted me in instead of rescheduling.....hence the longer than usual wait!! So kudos the them too. Very happy with my care here and especially Dr. Mayer.

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Excellent experience!

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He seemed to be very knowledgeable. I picked him because he specializes in Glaucoma. Very professional and seemed genuinely concern. Answered all questions.

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Thoroughly professional staff from start to finish. Best experience in a doctor's office in a long while.