Welcome to Columbia Family Eye Care
Your Optometrist in Clarksville, MD

Call us at (410)-531-7507 today.

Welcome to Columbia Family Eye Care's virtual home on the web.

Our site is designed to provide you with useful information about our practice, staff, products and services. In addition, you may visit our Vision Library for specific eye care topics.

If you would like to schedule an appointment please call us at 410-531-7507. If you need to reorder contacts, you may call us or visit our online store!

Columbia Family Eye Care is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Clarksville area come to Columbia Family Eye Care because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Hess and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Columbia Family Eye Care, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Columbia Family Eye Care, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Hess and the Columbia Family Eye Care staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Clarksville area. Our Clarksville optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Clarksville office at (410)-531-7507.

At Columbia Family Eye Care, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (410)-531-7507 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. James Hess
Clarksville Optometrist | Columbia Family Eye Care | (410)-531-7507
12345 Wake Forest Rd Ste E
Clarksville, MD 21029

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Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Mrs.
    Cindy Hess
    Office Manager
    Cindy has been with Columbia Family Eye Care since it originally opened. Most of the staff believes that she gets specialty treatment due to the fact that she is Dr Hess's wife...wink wink :) Cindy and Dr. Hess have 2 beautiful daughters and enjoy going to the beach in their free time.

  • Mrs.
    Lauren Wiles
    Optometric Assistant
    Lauren has been working with Columbia Family Eye Care since October 2005. When She is not here with her CFEC family, She is spending time with her husband and daughter.

  • Mrs.
    Panama Smith
    Optometric Assistant
    Panama joined CFEC in January of 2011. She is married to her wonderful husband and they have 2 beautiful daughters. They are expecting a baby boy in September.

  • Mrs.
    Victoria Arnold
    Optometric Assistant
    Victoria joined our staff in March 2014. She recently married her highschool sweetheart. On weekends, She enjoys going to church and spending time with family & friends.

  • Ms.
    Faith Arnold
    Bio Coming Soon!

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "The doctor was very friendly and thorough, the staffs were very helpful and efficient"
    Jinhua W.
  • "Everyone is so helpful."
    Diana M
  • "The office staff was VERY helpful and fixed my glasses carefully and quickly."
    Karen H.

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  • Macular Hole

    The condition known as a macular hole refers to a tiny break in the macula that results in blurry or distorted vision. To fully understand the condition, one must understand eye anatomy. The macula is a spot located in the center of the retina (the back portion of the eye). Located where light comes ...

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  • How It Helps

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  • How It Works

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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

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  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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  • Myopia

    Myopia, or nearsightedness, means that your eyes can see close objects clearly but struggle to see things in the distance. Nearly 30 percent of Americans are nearsighted. This condition usually develops in children and teenagers, up to about the age of 20. A teacher or parent might notice a child squinting ...

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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Location & Hours

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Hours of Operation

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Clarksville Office

Monday:

9:00 am-5:30 pm

Appointments available from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday:

10:30 am-7:00 pm

Appointments available from 10:30 am to 5:45 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:30 pm

Appointments available from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:30 pm

Appointments available from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Appointments available from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed