Frank S. Ashburn Jr., MD, an Ophthalmologist with Eye Associates of Washington DC

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Frank S. Ashburn Jr., who serves patients in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ashburn Jr. is a brilliant, skilled ophthalmologist, glaucoma specialist, and cataract surgeon with Eye Associates of Washington DC, which he joined back in 1981. He uses the latest techniques and technology in his cataract and glaucoma surgery, including laser cataract surgery. In fact, he is one of the few laser cataract surgeons, using the Lensx system, in the Washington, D.C. area.

For more than 45 years, Eye Associates of Washington has been providing eye care to the families of the Washington Metropolitan area. All of the doctors are board-certified members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Their philosophy is to provide top-notch medical treatment in a warm and caring atmosphere.

A long time Washington, D.C. native, Dr. Ashburn Jr.’s acclaimed career in medicine began in 1973 after he earned his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency in ophthalmology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, followed by his fellowship in glaucoma at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. 

With over four decades of experience, the doctor is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, whose mission is to serve the public by improving the quality of ophthalmic practice through a process of certification and Maintenance of Certification that fosters excellence and encourages continual learning. 

Recognized by Washingtonian’s Top Doctors for many years, Dr. Ashburn Jr. is actively involved in helping underserved areas receive medical care. He is the Medical Director of Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation, which screens 50,000 people a year with 17 mobile vans. He is also a charter member of the American Glaucoma Society and past President of the International Eye Foundation. He is currently involved in clinical studies that study different glaucoma drugs and dry eyes. 

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

In his personal life, Dr. Ashburn Jr. and his wife reside in Washington, D.C. They have four grown children.

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