Naval Health Clinic Annapolis, MD

Optometry Department
250 Wood Rd
Annapolis, MD 21402
Navy Medicine

Phone: (410) 293-3617 or 1790
Fax: (410) 293-1791

Externship Supervisors
Mimi Lum, OD
LCDR Eric Barnes, OD, FAAO
Jessica Vincenzi, OD

Program Description
The Optometry Clinic at the US Naval Academy supports midshipmen, active duty, retirees and dependent family members.  Students will provide full scope optometric care to include routine dilated eye examinations, contact lens evaluations, pre- and post-operative refractive surgery care and emergency patient care.  The diverse patient population ranges from pediatric to geriatric and provides exposure to anterior and posterior segment ocular diseases, binocular vision disorders and contact lens related issues.  Externs will gain experience in treating acute conditions during daily sick call hours.  Equipment such as corneal topography, A/B scan, HRT, OCT, anterior/posterior segment cameras and automated perimeter assist in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases.

The Naval Medical Clinic is a multidisciplinary outpatient primary care facility located on the campus of the United States Naval Academy.  The student may interact with physicians, nurses, PAs, other credentialed specialists, corpsmen and a wide variety of technicians and other professionals.

The Naval Academy is nestled in the center of historic downtown Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay.  Annapolis is a fun college town as well as the capital of the state of Maryland.   Annapolis has a rich maritime heritage and also many spectacular parks, museums and historic sites, cultural events, performing arts, specialty shops and great restaurants.


Not provided (see below)

Equipment Required


External Rotations

Yes (see below)

Housing is not available for externs on the naval base.  However, furnished and unfurnished housing is available in the surrounding areas of Annapolis, Crofton and Edgewater.

External Rotations
Possible rotation to NNMC Bethesda (to view surgery or participate in specialty contact lens clinic) or Branch Health Clinic Washington Navy Yard.

Additional Requirements
Participate in Journal Club; present 2 case reports.

By Car: Take the New Jersey Turnpike South which becomes I-295 S/US-40 W after approximately 104 miles. Merge onto US-13 S for 4 miles. Stay straight to go onto Pulaski HWY/US-301 S/US-40 W. Take US 301-S (crossing into Maryland) for 76 miles. Merge onto MD-70 E via Exit 24A towards Annapolis. Turn left onto College Avenue/MD-450. Turn right onto King George Street. Gate access is required to enter the navy base. Park in the visitor’s lot and you will be met there.

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