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Meet Our Doctors

We make it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up to date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible. We are here to serve our patients with the best vision care possible. We want you to be satisfied and confident you are seeing well and have healthy eyes!

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Dr. Philip Nicholson, O.D.

Dr. Nicholson opened the practice in 1995. He is an Optometrist that provides general family vision care. He also specializes in functional and developmental vision care, please visit the Visual Learning Center for more information. Dr. Nicholson is an Associate Doctor, COVD (College of Optometrists in Vision Develoment) and Clinical Associate with the Optometric Extension Program - an international educational organization. Currently a member of the Council on Exceptional Children and the Maryland Learning Disabilities Association, he has also served on the Board of Directors of a local private school and held memberships in various civic organizations.

Dr. Nicholson's Hours:

  Monday   CLOSED
  Tuesday   2:30 PM until 7:00 PM
  Wednesday   10:30 AM until 7:00 PM
  Thursday   10:30 AM until 7:00 PM
  Friday   10:30 AM until 7:00 PM
  Saturday   10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
  Sunday   CLOSED

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicholson


Dr. Victoria Grinstead, O.D.

Dr. Grinstead graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2008 and has been practicing full-scope optometry in Maryland ever since. Having seen hundreds of patients at a pediatric practice, she is able to examine children as young as 3 years old.

She lives in Laurel with her husband and dog and enjoys creating art in her free time. French is her second language.

Dr. Grinstead's Hours:

Monday 10:30 AM until 7:00 PM
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10:30 AM until 7:00 PM
Thursday CLOSED

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Grinstead


Yesterday, the company that provides cloud-based patient record management for us came under cyberattack and the system was shut down to protect the security of medical information. This attack is affecting hospitals and clinics nationwide. The FBI is assisting this company now. Because of this, we cannot access your records so we are unable to provide you with information you may need. We will prioritize your requests but we have no idea when we will be able to help you.

This has affected our ability to check or schedule appointments. If you have an appointment with us, please plan on coming in. However, if you need copies of prescriptions, reports, MVA forms or need to make a future appointment - we cannot do that now.

The best way to communicate with us is by the text number listed here or by email to DrNicholsonsOfficeATGmaildotcom. We apologize and ask for your understanding during this extraordinary event.


Update for September

COVID UPDATE : We are OPEN ! Not all our staff is back yet, so we have limited hours. But each week we are adding more. We have some new polices and procedures. Please read more below – thank you !