Babak Hosseini, OD
Dr. Hosseini earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2012, where he was awarded High Honors and membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. He joined Visionary Eye Doctors in 2012 and has provided care for all ages, from preschool to senior citizens, ever since. He is an expert in the area of contact lenses for all ages with a special focus on hard-to-fit Rigid Gas Permeable, Scleral, Hybrid, and custom soft contact lenses for conditions such as keratoconus, corneal transplant, high irregular astigmatism, dry eye contact lens management, and other corneal conditions. His background in public health has embedded a passion in him to educate and treat all his patients with a comprehensive approach—looking at the person as a whole and how their eye conditions affect their daily life.
Dr. Hosseini treats and manages many eye conditions such as dry eyes, blepharitis, allergic conjunctivitis, glaucoma, cataracts, pterygium, astigmatism, amblyopia, and myopia. He has successfully treated many kids with amblyopia to achieve their best corrected vision and helped many kids and families in controlling and slowing down their myopic progression in today’s digital age.
The epidemic of myopia in today’s digital age is putting many of our teens at risk of increased myopia and risk of increased blindness with higher degrees of myopia. His approach to myopia management includes comprehensive education of causes of myopia progression and utilization of technology such as dual-focus contact lenses and orthokeratology.
Dr. Hosseini’s clinical training included ocular disease diagnosis and management at the Baltimore Veterans Hospital, low vision and rehabilitation at The Eye Institutes in Philadelphia, primary care and anterior segment management at Visionary Eye Doctors, posterior segment management at Select Eye Care and specialty contact lenses at Eye Doctors of Washington, DC.
Dr. Hosseini is the Director of our Optometry and Optical Department and has a great chair-side manner with his patients of all ages. His patients are tremendous fans!
Dr. Hosseini enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and he is active in the Persian community and other cultural activities. He enjoys participating and collaborating with public health advocacy and preventive care activities such as health fairs. He also is an active member of the Maryland Optometric Association and part of the MOA education committee. He has presented lectures for Visionary Eye Doctors continued education series on keratoconus, specialty contact lenses, and co-management of pterygium surgery.
Doctor of Optometry: Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Elkins Park, PA
Internship: Public Health Specialist, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, Baltimore Veterans Hospital, Low Vision and Rehabilitation at the Eye Institutes, Specialty contact lenses at EDOW, Primary Care and Anterior Segment at Visionary Eye Doctors and Posterior Segment Management at SEC
B.S.: Optometric Science, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Elkins Park, PA
B.S.: Magna cum Laude, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Dr. Hosseini grew up locally in Montgomery County, Maryland, and currently lives in Rockville, MD. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, School of Public Health with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. A strong believer in preventive health care, he strives to provide everyday preventive care to his patients.
Dr. Hosseini sees patients at our Rockville office.