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Eye Exams for U of MD Students

University of MarylandStudent at University of Maryland, College Park? Our eye doctors provide eye exams and a variety of eye care services. Services include:

Routine Eye Exams
Only $75 for a basic eye exam for glasses and general eye health check. Our Costco eye exams and contact lens exams are quick and affordable, perfect for students on a tight budget.

Contact Lens Exams
$110 for Previous Wearers. Only $149 for New Wearers. A contact lens exam includes BOTH glasses and contact lens prescriptions.

Additional Vision Testing (read more here)

Emergency Visits
If you have a medical eye emergency please CALL US at 301-595-9041 and follow the directions on the answering machine for emergency contact. The cost of this exam will be a minimum of $65 at our office. If you are unable to reach us, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for help.

MVA/DMV Certification
Need to renew your driver’s license? Our eye doctors can help you with the vision test section.

Located inside the Beltsville Costco, you will receive the great service and prices that Costco is famous for. Call our office to set up your appointment.

From UMD to Costco

To get from the University of Maryland, College Park campus head northeast on MD-193 E/University Blvd E. Turn left onto Rhode Island Ave then right onto Baltimore Ave and you will see Costco on the right.

Philip Nicholson, OD
10925 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville, MD 20705

Please note, we do not accept insurance. However, we will help you fill out the necessary forms to apply for reimbursements.


If you have difficulty with scheduling or completing online registration forms, it works best on a computer. If you need assistance using the online scheduler, please text, email or call the office during normal business hours.


Update for June 2021

We are vaccinated and following all county guidelines. Wearing masks is still required in our office. Standard COVID screenings are still in place in our office.