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Qualifications and Experience
**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
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
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.
He is one of the best doctors with whom I have had medical interaction.
Dr. Mayer is an excellent professional. He did a great job for me.
Fantastic! Dr. Mayer is knowledgeable, thoughtful, & compassionate for complex vision cases. Great staff and office also.
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.
I appreciated the fact that I was treated despite arriving about 30 minutes late due to a traffic delay.
Very pleased with the treatment and the full explanation of condition. He takes the time to make sure you are 100% satisfied with everything!
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.
Very kindly and courtesy all staff and of course Dr. Mayer, too.
All of the staff are top notch and very nice. Dr. Mayer is cut from the same cloth.
Same excellent doctor
I was very pleased with the information he provided. Very knowledgeable and professional.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He seemed to be very knowledgeable. I picked him because he specializes in Glaucoma. Very professional and seemed genuinely concern. Answered all questions.
Thoroughly professional staff from start to finish. Best experience in a doctor's office in a long while.
Staff is professional and helpful. Dr Meyer is a a very attentive, patient and reassuring eye physician. .
Most excellent visit. Dr. Mayer is a true professional.
He is very personable and shows genuine concern and care.
Knows what he is doing, and the office is well equipped with the latest technology to control your vision.
He explained everything in a manner that was very understandable.
Doctor was very personable and informative. Office staff was polite and courteous. But they did seem to lose me in the shuffle -- after waiting over half an hour in the waiting area, I went back up to the desk and they then took me soon thereafter. I think it was a fluke.
From beginning to end, it was a wonderful experience. Samatha at the reception area is FABULOUS!; Suki the technician is AWESOME!; and Dr. Mayer is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! Everyone talks to you; not at you or in medical speak; I walked away feeling informed and grateful that I made the appointment.
I cannot speak highly enough about Dr. Mayer's technical and communication skills. He is exceptional
Dr. Mayer's staff was professional and helpful. Dr. Mayer conducted a thorough eye examination and answered all my questions. I waited about 25 minutes before his assistant took me to the back, but I think the patient before me was late to her appointment. I would highly recommend him to a friend!
The location is very convenient and easy to find. Parking was a breeze. Wait time to see Dr. Mayer was less than 10 minutes! Dr. Mayer is very thorough and addressed all of my questions and concerns. I will definitely come see him regularly for my glaucoma treatment.
Dr. Mayer's communication and conduct was exemplary: pleasant, competent, informative, and reassuring.
Very professional and personal. I need a doctor on a long term basis and he's the one I've chosen!
Very good visit. He explained the problem that may or may not happen in the future. Very friendly and professional
He is the most professional, competent eye doctor I have ever been to. I would have given full 5 stars on everything if I could have skipped all the 15 min-long paperwork during my wait time - particularly because all my info remained the same as of my previous visit three months before, but I was told every new year you need to fill in all the forms again. Reception desk could solve this issue by simply printing a form with all your previous information and letting you opt to change whatever info you may want to. Better, they could send the form in advance by email.
Dr. Mayer was very helpful. He explained his diagnosis in plain English and fully explained the treatment options including possible side-effects. He was very reassuring.
I think this was a highly professinal appointment with Dr. Mayer. I would recommend him to anyone. I'm glad that my eye care has his professional attention. I'm very pleased with his professional treatment and suggestions.
Doctor Mayer left a very positive impression on me,as a dedicated professional,welcoming and highly attentive to his duties.
Very professional, knowledgable and focused on me. I felt the prescription for preventive measures for future conditions was pro active and appropriate for my age and current condition.
Dr. Mayer was great!! Very thorough ... will definately see again in future!!
He was extremely professional and very, very knowledgable. Explained my situation in layman's terms. Excellent physician.
So smart. Very sensitive to patient's concerns and personal history. Explains details of your exam with great clarity and in understandable language. Excellent support staff. All around superb.
Very impressed professional, and thorough will use as primary eye care doctor!