eye health

Clarity Eyecare takes your eye health seriously. You should too!

An eye exam is the best way to ensure your eyes look their best — in more ways than one!

They say eyes are the window to the soul, but we say they’re a window to your overall health. Certain eye conditions could be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. That’s why you should get a regular eye checkup as you would a physical.

After your eye exam, we can help you see in style with the perfect frames!

Don’t flake on your eye care. Book an eye exam with Clarity Eyecare, located in the Lake Falls Village shopping center in Mount Washington. We are happy to serve the greater Baltimore area!

presbyopia
Presbyopia is the normal loss of near focusing ability that occurs with age. Most people begin to notice the effects of presbyopia sometime after age 40, when they start having trouble seeing small print clearly.

You can’t escape aging and you can’t escape presbyopia, even if you’ve never had a vision problem before. Even people who are nearsighted will notice their near vision blurs when they wear their usual eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct distance vision.

Symptoms

Presbyopia develops gradually. Some signs and symptoms of presbyopia include having a hard time reading small print, having to hold reading material (books, magazines, menus, digital devices, labels, etc.) at greater arm’s distance, and difficulty seeing objects that are close to you.

Even if you can still see well up close, presbyopia can cause headaches, eye strain and visual fatigue that makes reading and other near vision tasks less comfortable and more tiring.

Your local Baltimore eye doctor can help

Unfortunately, there is no cure for presbyopia. However, there are multifocal lenses, contact lenses, and single vision reading glasses that can help you see up close.

Clarity Eyecare can help you evaluate your options. Book an eye exam with Dr. Jenny Chan today! We are located at the Lake Falls Village shopping center in Baltimore’s Mount Washington neighborhood. We serve all surrounding areas as well, including Roland Park, Towson, and Hampden.

20/20 vision

When discussing eye health, people often think of 20/20 vision and perfect vision interchangeably — but the two aren’t necessarily synonymous.

We’ll tell you why below and we hope this helps you understand what your vision diagnosis means.

What is 20/20 vision?

To understand 20/20 vision, you first have to understand the Snellen visual acuity system. This is the test during an eye exam where the optometrist asks you to read letters from a certain distance. The first number represents how far away you are from the letters you’re reading. In this case, it’s 20 feet. The bottom number represents the clarity of the letters that you’re reading.

While 20/20 represents “ideal”, clear vision, there are a few other results you may want to know. 20/40 is the minimum score required to get a driver’s license, while anyone with 20/200 vision or worse is considered legally blind without correction.

Does having 20/20 vision mean you have perfect vision?

Contrary to popular belief, 20/20 vision is not synonymous with perfect vision. If you have 20/20, you have good visual acuity, but there can still be problems with your eyesight.

For instance, the quality of your vision may vary if you have tear film instability (or dry eye syndrome). Early cataracts can cause nighttime glare issues, and glaucoma can cause a loss of peripheral vision.

Your local eye doctor in Baltimore

Clarity Eyecare’s Dr. Jenny Chan can give you a thorough eye exam. She will explain the results as well as discuss with you the best next steps (such as glasses and contacts) for ensuring that vision challenges don’t get in the way of daily living. Book an eye exam with us today!

dry eye focus

You have been working on a report for weeks and your deadline is tomorrow morning. It’s the end of a long day at the office, and you need to check the numbers one more time. When you do, the figures on the spreadsheet appear blurry, and you just can’t get your eyes to focus.

But why? You recently had your eyes examined and the optometrist assured you that your current contact lens prescription is fine. What could be wrong with your eyes?

Why can’t your eyes focus?

Many patients come to us at Clarity Eyecare with similar complaints about problems focusing. After examining their eyes, we often diagnose them with dry eye syndrome.  

When working long hours on the computer or spending a significant amount of time staring at a mobile phone screen, the eye’s blink rate decreases significantly, causing the protective tear film that covers the eye to evaporate faster. To retain visual acuity, the tear film needs to spread smoothly and evenly over the eye surface. Insufficient fluid makes this impossible.

What is dry eye?

Dry eye occurs when tears don’t provide sufficient lubrication to the eye or are of poor quality.

Mild dry eye can affect up to 50% of the adult population in the U.S., with more than 16 million adults suffering from severe dry eye.

Dry eye can be caused by infrequent blinking, hot and dry air, certain medical conditions, medications, eyelid problems, or damaged tear glands. Age is another factor, as tear production decreases with age.

Long-term use of contact lenses is another possible cause.

Furthermore, simply being exposed to today’s polluted air can make your eyes feel very dry.

Additional symptoms of dry eye include redness of the eyes, itchy eyes, a burning sensation in the eyes, eye fatigue, and increased sensitivity to light.

What do tears have to do with eye focus?

Poor tear quality can also cause blurry vision. Tears are a mixture of water, fatty oils, and mucus. If the balance is off among these three essential layers, the tears will no longer produce the necessary smooth cover over the front of the eye. Even though your eyes focus perfectly well, the uneven film of tears will distort your vision, and images will appear blurry.

How to treat dry eye

Artificial tears can provide relief for mild dry eye. Make sure to use only preservative-free drops. We recommend you call Clarity Eyecare to get more information on the best treatment for your dry eyes.

We can run simple diagnostic tests to determine the cause of dry eye and evaluate your tear quality.

If you wear contact lenses, we can recommend different types of lenses made from materials that retain more moisture.

Schedule an eye exam with Dr. Jenny Chan today to talk about your focusing issues and dry eye concerns.

We are located at the Lake Falls Village shopping center in Baltimore’s Mount Washington neighborhood. We can’t wait to see you!

blue light eye strain
Today’s society is powered by digital devices. Here are a few easy ways to help decrease digital eye strain from blue light exposure:

— When you’re staring at a screen, try to blink frequently. This helps moisturize your eyes and prevents dryness and irritation.

— Take short breaks from staring at your electronic devices. About every 20-30 minutes, get up, stretch, and walk around to give your eyes a chance to rest.

— Clean your screen often. Having a smudge-free, dust-free screen can help reduce the glare.

— Change the background colors on your devices from bright white to warmer colors. Many phones have “night-time” features, and you can set specific times of the day to turn on this feature.

— Avoid looking at bright screens for two hours before going to bed.

— Use dim, red lights at night. Red light is the least likely to shift your circadian rhythm and suppress melatonin, which affect sleep.

— Make sure your diet is full of healthy foods to promote healthy vision.

Block blue light with eyewear

Glasses that block blue light have been proven to protect your eyes from digital eye strain that so many Americans are suffering.

You can find the perfect pair of blue light glasses to fit your personality and lifestyle at Clarity Eyecare. We outfit all of our eyewear with Zeiss lenses, and you have the option to choose the type of coverage you need, including blue light lenses. Book an appointment with us today to learn more and get your pair!

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Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether it’s the computer, smartphone, or another digital device. That’s especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. This constant staring at devices puts stress on your eyes and can cause a condition called digital eye strain (DES) or computer vision syndrome (CVS). Symptoms include eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, red eyes, and eye twitching.

Clarity Eyecare can diagnose and treat DES and CVS.

How to protect your eyes while you work

Below are a few things you can do to lower your risk of or mitigate any discomfort associated with DES. 

See your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam

This is one of the most important things you can do to prevent or treat symptoms associated with computer vision syndrome. During your eye doctor’s appointment, make sure to speak with Dr. Howai “Jenny” Chan about your working habits, including the frequency and length of time you use a computer and other devices at work and at home.

If you get a chance before you come, measure the distance between your eyes and your computer screen and bring that information to the optometrist, so that you can get your eyes tested for that specific working distance.

Computer vision syndrome may be exacerbated by an underlying dry eye disease, which can be diagnosed and treated at our eye clinic in Baltimore.

Sometimes people who have good acuity, or vision, assume they don’t need glasses. However, even very mild prescriptions can improve eyestrain and curb fatigue when working at a computer. 

Good lighting is key 

Excessively bright light, whether due to sunshine coming in through the window or harsh interior lighting, is a common cause of eyestrain. When using your computer, your ambient lighting should be about 50% dimmer than what is typically found in most offices. 

You can reduce exterior light by closing drapes, blinds, or shades. You can diminish interior illumination by using fewer or lower intensity bulbs. Computer users often find that turning off overhead fluorescent lights and replacing them with floor lamps is easier on the eyes. 

Minimize glare

Eyestrain can be aggravated by glare from light reflecting off surfaces including your computer screen. Position your computer so that windows are neither directly in front of nor behind the monitor, but rather to the side. Consider installing an anti-glare screen on your display. If you wear glasses, get anti-reflective (AR) coating on your lenses to reduce glare by limiting the amount of light that reflects off the front and back surfaces of your lenses (more on that below.)

Upgrade your display 

If you have a CRT (cathode) screen on your monitor, consider replacing it with a flat-panel LED (light-emitting diode) screen that includes an anti-reflective surface. Old-school CRT screens can be a major cause of computer eyestrain due to the flickering images. 

For your new flat panel desktop display, choose one with a diagonal screen size of at least 19 inches, and the higher the resolution, the better.

Adjust display settings for added comfort 

Adjusting your computer display settings can help decrease eyestrain and fatigue.

— Brightness: Adjust your device’s brightness to match the luminance around you. If the white background of this page looks like a light source, then it should be dimmed. However, if it appears dull and gray, it may not provide enough contrast, which can make it hard to read.

— Text size: Adjust the text size for maximum eye comfort, particularly when reading, editing or writing long documents. Increase the size if you find yourself squinting, but bigger isn’t always better, since an overly large text display may force your eyes to track back and forth too quickly for comfort.

— Color temperature: This refers to the spectrum of visible light emitted by a color display. Blue light is short-wavelength visible light, whereas orange and red are longer wavelength hues. Exposure to blue light helps keep you alert but tends to cause eye fatigue after a while; yellow to red tints are more relaxing and may be better for long-term viewing, especially at night. Many devices allow the user to adjust the color temperature.

Get computer glasses

Nearly 70% of North Americans experience digital eye strain related to prolonged use of electronic devices. To combat these effects, Clarity Eyecare recommends digital protection coatings, which act as a shield to cut the glare and filter the blue light emanating from digital screens and artificial light.

For the greatest eye comfort, ask us about customized computer glasses, which feature mildly tinted lenses that filter out blue light. These can be made with or without prescription vision correction, for the benefit of those with 20/20 vision or contact lens wearers, though many people with contacts actually prefer to have alternative eyewear to use when their lenses become dry and uncomfortable from extended screen time.

Dr. Chan can help you choose from a vast array of effective optical lenses and lens coatings from Zeiss Vision Care to relieve the effects of digital eye strain. 

Don’t forget to blink 

When staring at a digital device people tend to blink up to 66% less often, and often the blinks performed during computer work are only partial, which aren’t as effective at keeping the eyes moist and fresh. Making a conscious effort to blink more while working or watching TV can prevent dryness and irritation.

Exercise your eyes

Another cause of computer eyestrain is focusing fatigue. Look away from your computer every 20 minutes and gaze at an object located 20 feet away for a minimum of 20 seconds. This “20-20-20 rule” is a classic exercise to relax the eyes’ focusing muscles and reduce computer vision syndrome.

Premier optometrist in Baltimore 

The steps above don’t require a tremendous amount of time or money to be effective.

Contact Clarity Eyecare in Baltimore to make an appointment and learn how the right eye drops, eye exercises, computer glasses, or lens coatings can improve eye comfort, reduce computer vision syndrome, and potentially lead to increased productivity and job satisfaction.

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Many people don’t realize they have a vision problem. Perhaps they’ve gone years without glasses and haven’t noticed the gradual change in their vision. Or they’ve noticed a change but put off a visit to an eye doctor. 

Regardless of whether you’re experiencing problems, make an appointment with Clarity Eyecare to maintain your eye health. 

Signs you need glasses

There are many clues that your eyesight needs correcting, such as struggling to read up close, having trouble seeing street signs, or barely deciphering faces while watching a film. If you’re still not sure you need glasses, consider these 6 questions. 

Are you frequently squinting and/or experiencing headaches? 

Unless it’s unusually bright, there’s no reason to be squinting if your vision is clear. Although squinting may briefly enhance your eyes’ ability to focus, if done for too long it can tax your eyes and surrounding muscles, which can result in frequent headaches. 

If you have to squint while working on your computer or using digital devices, you may be experiencing not only headaches but also digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome. The cure is often a pair of computer glasses, or blue light glasses, which are designed to block out or filter blue light. This can reduce headaches and squinting when using your digital devices. 

Are you struggling to see up close? 

If the texts on your phone or restaurant menu look blurry, you may be farsighted, or hyperopic. While reading glasses are a great option for near tasks, you’ll need to take them off for other activities. Consider getting progressive lenses, which change gradually from point to point on the lens, providing the exact lens power needed for seeing objects clearly at any distance. Progressive lenses help you comfortably see near, far, and in-between all day long. 

Do you struggle to see things at a distance?  

If you’re having difficulty seeing objects at a distance, you may be nearsighted, or myopic. Myopia is the most common cause of impaired vision in children and young adults. Consider a pair of glasses with high-index lenses, which are thinner and lighter than other lenses, along with anti-reflective coating. 

Do you have blurred vision at night?  

Are objects or signs more blurry at night? Do you experience halos or glare around lights while driving at night? These may be symptoms of a vision issue, such as myopia — though they can also be attributed to more serious ocular conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma. To know the cause, we recommend giving us a call so we can perform a thorough exam.

To treat myopia, consider getting prescription glasses with anti-glare or anti-reflective (AR) coating, which allows more light in and also cuts down on glare. This can dramatically improve night vision and help you see more clearly when driving at night. 

Are you experiencing double vision?

If you’ve been experiencing double vision, we recommend that you contact us to get to the root of the problem and provide a diagnosis. Double vision may be due to crossed eyes (strabismus), or a corneal irregularity such as keratoconus, or another medical condition.

If you are diagnosed with any of these, you’ll likely need a pair of glasses with a prism correction that helps fix alignment issues. Special lenses prevent you from seeing double by combining two images into a single one.

However, note that if you experience sudden double vision, it may be a medical emergency that should be checked by an eye doctor immediately.

Are you losing your place or using your finger when reading? 

If you’re frequently losing your spot or skipping lines when reading, you may have a vision problem. This could be due to strabismus, lazy eye, or astigmatism. 

The importance of regular eye exams

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it is essential to have a highly qualified optometrist examine your eyes to assess your vision and check for any eye diseases — and to do so as soon as possible. This is the only way to determine whether you need glasses or if something else is causing the problem. 

Even if you’re not experiencing any symptoms, it’s important to routinely get your eyes checked. Many eye diseases can be effectively treated before you notice major problems, so regular eye exams are important to maintain eye health. Clarity Eyecare offers a variety of lenses from Zeiss Vision Care to help correct your vision.

Contact Clarity Eyecare in Baltimore to make an appointment with Dr. Howai “Jenny” Chan. The sooner you get your vision checked, the faster you’ll be able to see clearly and enjoy a higher quality of life. 

clarity eyecare dry eyes

For most of us, trying to stay warm in the winter means cozy blankets, big sweaters, and indoor heating. But the use of heaters can contribute to dry eye symptoms. Dry eye is one of the most common eye-health concerns and it’s important to be aware of the risks. If left untreated, dry eye can worsen and lead to damaged corneas and impaired vision.

Clarity Eyecare has plenty of experience providing specialized treatment for dry eye and offering patients much deserved relief.

Heaters may lead to dry eye

Dry eye results when the eye either doesn’t produce enough tears or doesn’t produce quality tears to properly lubricate the eye, leading to red, irritated, and itchy eyes. Poor-quality tears lack the adequate balance of water, mucus, or lipids, leaving the eye insufficiently protected. A heater can at times further exacerbate the symptoms.

Heaters, specifically car heaters, can cause dry eyes due to the dry environment they create and the proximity of air to the eyes. Moreover, the heat leads the tears to evaporate, leaving the eyes unprotected.

Prevent dry eye this winter

While it may be instinctive to switch on the heater upon entering your car, especially if you drive to work in the early morning when it’s coldest, make sure you take these steps to prevent dry eye this winter season.

— Direct the warm airflow to your body, not your face. Make sure the warm air isn’t directly hitting your eyes.

Wear sunglasses. They’ll shield the eyes from winds, whether cool or warm, and prevent tears from evaporating.

— Keep hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is not just for the summer! Consuming extra fluids will help keep all parts of the body hydrated, including your eyes. Limit coffee intake, as it can be dehydrating.

— Remember to blink. We often forget to blink when trying to focus on the road while driving. Being conscientious of this will ensure your eyes remain lubricated and refreshed with every blink.

If you suffer from dry eye or have any questions about your eye health, contact us at Clarity Eyecare

We provide dry eye relief and treatment to patients in Baltimore. We are located at the Lake Falls Village shopping center in the neighborhood of Mount Washington. Book your appointment today! 

 

clarity eyecare baltimore holiday hours

Clarity Eyecare in Baltimore will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

We will be open for all your vision needs during our normal business hours on all other days, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates, including any inclement weather closings.

Book an eye appointment today

Use your FSA or HSA benefits for an eye exam or a pair of designer glasses from Clarity Eyecare before they expire at the end of the year!

We will take exceptional care of your eyes and help you choose stylish designer frames for your glasses or sunglasses prescription. We also offer consultations for contact lenses.

Clarity Eyecare offers a collection of luxury eyewear curated by our own Dr. Howai (Jenny) Chan. The designer brands were chosen by Dr. Chan for their premium craftsmanship and unique style.

The most popular glasses-maker among our patients so far is Anne et Valentin, a French brand known for frames that come in bold colors and geometric shapes.

Here are two recent patients sporting Anne et Valentin! (Shared with permission.)

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Dr. Dionne Oliver

The first patient, Dr. Dionne Oliver, also happens to be our neighbor! Dr. Oliver’s practice, Total Women’s Health of Baltimore, is located just above Clarity Eyecare in the Lake Falls Village shopping center in Mount Washington.

We love the pink cat eye Anne et Valentin frames Dr. Oliver chose!

Eyewear for all genders

Many of the frames carried by Clarity Eyecare are unisex, including from Anne et Valentin.

Another recent patient who chose Anne et Valentin is also our neighbor!

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Chet, from KCO Design Salon & Spa

We love these striking blue Anne et Valentin frames on Chet from KCO Design Salon & Spa, which is also in our shopping center.

Life is too short for boring glasses!

Book your next eye exam with Clarity Eyecare. We’ll help you see with clarity and in style!

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Give the gift of Clarity this holiday season!

Come get a check-in for your eyes and check out our curated collection of premium, handcrafted eyewear. Zeiss lenses come standard with all of our glasses and sunglasses. We offer contacts too!

Put those FSA and HSA benefits to work at Clarity Eyecare.

We are located at 6080 Falls Road, Suite 104, Baltimore, MD 21209, the former home of The Ivy Bookshop. Our optometry office is in the Lake Falls Village shopping center in Baltimore’s Mount Washington neighborhood.

Make us your new local eye doctor!

fsa hsa benefits eye exam baltimore

The end of 2020 is upon us (thankfully!).

That also means your FSA or HSA benefits expire soon. Don’t let them go to waste! You can use them for your next eye exam or a pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses.

Book your next eye exam with Clarity Eyecare. We’ll take care of your eyes.

We offer Zeiss lenses, contact lenses, and a curated collection of designer eyewear.

baltimore eye doctor first patient glasses

This young man is our first patient to pick up new glasses! He chose titanium frames from OVVO Optics — a wise choice as they’re durable and lightweight! (Shared with permission.)

Little man now sees with clarity and in style. You can too — book your next eye exam with us today and use those expiring FSA or HSA benefits!

Clarity Eyecare offers a curated collection of premium, handcrafted glasses and sunglasses frames. We carry these designer eyewear brands: Anne & ValentinBarton PerreiraDITAJacques Marie MageGarrett Leight California Optical, and OVVO Optics.

baltimore optometrist open black friday

Clarity Eyecare in Baltimore will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

We will remain open to serve you on other days in line with our regular business hours. Make an appointment with us to shop local and support a small business in your Baltimore neighborhood for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

We will take exceptional care of your eyes and help you choose stylish designer frames for your glasses or sunglasses prescription. We also offer consultations for contact lenses.

Let us help you see with clarity! Book your next eye exam with us!

We are located in the Lake Falls Village shopping center in the charming Mount Washington neighborhood of Baltimore.

 

During your eye exam, Dr. Howai (Jenny) Chan will use a device called a phoropter, which helps measure the extent of vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The device also determines the correct eyeglass prescription to help you see with clarity.

phoropter eye exam baltimore

Phoropter with a plastic shield to protect patient and doctor.

A more old-school method is to use something called a trial frame. With a trial frame, which looks like a pair of cyberpunk glasses, lenses are swapped out manually to measure your eyeglass prescription.

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Trial frame with lenses.

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Loose lenses for trial frame.

Using a trial frame in addition to the phoropter can help ensure some patients have their new prescription correctly fitted in the perfect place on the glasses.

The trial frame is utilized mainly for patients who find sitting at a phoropter uncomfortable — or younger patients who can’t quite reach the phoropter.

Book your next eye exam

If you have eye problems such as blurry vision and eye strain, read this line for us: It’s time to book an eye exam.

Clarity Eyecare will take care of your eyes and help you pick the perfect frames from our curated collection of designer eyewear.

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Dr. Howai (Jenny) Chan demonstrating a typical eye exam with patient care representative Shenelle.

At Clarity Eyecare, your safety is our priority.

Appointments are required for an eye exam or for a browse of our curated collection of designer glasses and sunglasses. During check-in at your appointment, we will take your temperature and ensure you do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

What to expect during an eye exam

Dr. Howai (Jenny) Chan will wear a mask, just as every patient will be required to do.

During segments of the eye exam where social distancing isn’t feasible, there will be clear plastic barriers to protect patient and doctor.

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baltimore optometrist eye exam

We use an air filter in every room, and every exam will be conducted with an open door to facilitate air flow.

Our eye appointments are spaced out to ensure time for a thorough cleaning between each patient.

Schedule your next trip to the eye doctor

We can’t wait to help you see with clarity!

clarity eyecare baltimore now open

Baltimore, your new eye doctor will see you now!

Clarity Eyecare is now open.

Thank you all so much for your support and understanding as we worked to get here.

You deserve exceptional eye care and premium eyewear. Dr. Howai (Jenny) Chan and her team cannot wait to help you see with clarity.

Location

Clarity Eyecare is located at the Lake Falls Village shopping center in the charming Mount Washington neighborhood.

Our address: 6080 Falls Rd Suite 104, Baltimore, MD 21209.

Insurance

We accept the following medical insurance plans:
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Johns Hopkins Employee Health Plan (EHP)

We accept the following vision insurance plans as open access providers:
VSP, Eyemed, Davis Vision, Spectera, Cigna, Aetna

Please call our office if you have questions about your insurance and coverage.

Sneak peeks of our glasses

Follow us on FacebookInstagram, or Google business to see what’s happening at Clarity Eyecare and to get exclusive looks at the glasses we have in stock.

We carry these designer eyewear brands: Anne & ValentinBarton PerreiraDITAJacques Marie MageGarrett Leight California Optical, and OVVO Optics.

Book your eye exam today

An appointment is required for an eye exam or a browse of our curated collection of designer frames.

Masks must also be worn at all times in our boutique optical, per our COVID-19 procedures that will keep you and the Baltimore community safe.

new optometrist in Baltimore

Clarity Eyecare officially opens on Tuesday, Oct. 27!

We are so happy to finally welcome you to our beautiful new optometry office in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Baltimore!

Dr. Howai (Jenny) Chan and her caring team cannot wait to help you see with clarity.

We care about your eye health

At Clarity Eyecare, you will get expert, personalized care for your eyes. We utilize the latest technology to thoroughly assess the health of your eyes and will communicate with your other care providers to keep you in good overall health.

All our glasses will be outfitted with Zeiss lenses, an industry-leading brand known for its precision and technological innovation.

Express your style and personality

We carry these designer eyewear brands: Anne & Valentin, Barton Perreira, DITA, Jacques Marie Mage, Garrett Leight California Optical, and OVVO Optics.

Dr. Chan selected these brands for their impeccable craftsmanship, premium materials, and artistic design.

Schedule your appointment today

An appointment is required for an eye exam or to browse our curated collection of boutique glasses. We will check for coronavirus symptoms at check-in. Masks are required at all times (we will wear them too!).

Thank you for understanding as we adhere to our COVID-19 procedures to keep you and the Baltimore community healthy.

eyeball diagram

We love this gold foil print of the anatomy of the eyeball by artist Annya Kai — so intricate and beautiful!

Dr. Chan got a batch of these prints to help explain to you the details of your vision care. At Clarity Eyecare, we believe it’s important that each patient understands what’s happening with their eyes along with the treatments available and effects to overall health.

Comprehensive, personalized eye care is what you’ll get with us so book your next eye exam with Clarity Eyecare!

baltimore eye doctor

Meet the doctor and owner of Clarity Eyecare: Dr. Howai (Jenny) Chan.

Dr. Chan sought to become an optometrist after a poor experience with an eye doctor who was the only provider accepted by her insurance — and whose office was located in a converted trailer (really!). She knew she could do significantly better so she attended optometry school.

Clarity Eyecare is a dream come true for Dr. Chan, who has worked hard to open her own practice in Baltimore to provide the eye care she was expecting all those years ago — the expert care all patients deserve.

Top-notch patient care team

Dr. Chan has hired caring staff to give each patient personalized attention in a beautiful office that helps her share her obsession with unique, quality eyewear.

Clarity Eyecare’s two patient care representatives, Shenelle and Ches, will elevate your next visit to the optometrist. Shenelle is excited to use her love of fashion and language to help you find glasses that speak to your unique style. Ches’ passion for patient care, self-expression and art can help you see with clarity — and in style.

Designer eyewear

The optical brands we carry were chosen by Dr. Chan for their impeccable craftsmanship, premium materials, and artistic design. These are also designers she’d wear herself!

Our curated collection of glasses features: Anne & Valentin, Barton Perreira, DITA, Jacques Marie Mage, Garrett Leight California Optical, and OVVO Optics.

Book your next eye exam now!

Dr. Chan can’t wait to take exceptional care of your eyes.

The doctor will be in soon! Stay tuned for our official opening date later this month (keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, or Google business page).

In the meantime, we are accepting eye appointments today!