Holiday hoursHOLIDAY HOURS: Our office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 and will re-open Monday, July 6, 2020. We wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!

UPDATE DURING CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Dear Patients -

First, we want to thank you for your outpouring of support and kindness during these past few weeks. You are the reason we do what we do.

We are available to you during this time. Telemedicine visits (either by video or telephone) are available for visits that do not require an in-person evaluation. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have an urgent need or concern. If you aren't sure if your issue is urgent, please reach out. We are here for you. We are checking messages throughout the day, Monday through Friday, and returning phone calls. For medical eye emergencies, we do have an on-call ophthalmologist who is available after-hours. They can be reached by calling our office telephone number at 301-498-6616.

COVID-19 is a constantly evolving situation. We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 nationally and within our community and keep you up-to-date regarding our plans to reopen for business as usual. Every patient that has been previously scheduled for an upcoming visit will be called and a decision will be made as to the most appropriate time frame to reschedule their appointment. We are evaluating our upcoming schedules and reaching out to our patients.

We hope that you are all doing well and trying to stay calm.

Be safe. Stay home. Wash your hands.

Drs. Oser, Wertlieb and Gutmark

Our Services
At Laurel Eye, we specialize in a number of services including:
  • Glasses prescriptions
  • Contact lens fitting, teaching, and ongoing contact lens care
  • Problems related to contact lens wear
Our Doctors
Ronald S. Oser, MD
Marcie Oser Wertlieb, MD

Dr. Oser and Dr. Wertlieb are committed to providing you with the personalized eye care that you deserve. Our team is devoted to identifying, treating, and preventing eye disease, as well as to preserving, enhancing, and improving vision - as well as the overall health and quality of life of our patients - by providing a positive experience in a comfortable, professional, and ethical atmosphere.

Dr. Oser founded the practice in July 1976 (the anniversary celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States). Dr. Wertlieb joined the practice upon completing her residency in ophthalmology in 2005. Both Drs. Oser and Wertlieb were trained at top US universities, medical schools, and hospitals, and both are Board Certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology and are Fellows of The American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Laurel Eye Physicians has a superb supporting staff with skilled, caring technicians who all strive to improve and maintain your eyesight and your eyes.

Our patients - adults, adolescents, and children over the age of five - enjoy modern, high-quality, professional care while maintaining an old-fashioned doctor-patient relationship. Drs. Oser and Wertlieb pride themselves on treating their patients as they would their own closest family members.

Our office is located across the street from Laurel Regional Hospital. Free parking is available adjacent to our office.

We thank you for trusting your eye health to Laurel Eye Physicians. We look forward to caring for you and your family.

Julie Gutmark, MD

Dr. Julie Gutmark began practicing ophthalmology in 2006 and joined Laurel Eye Physicians in 2015. In addition to general ophthalmology, Dr. Gutmark specializes in cataract surgery (including use of premium lenses), refractive surgery, corneal transplantation, pterygium excisions, conjunctival surgery, chalazion excision, lid lesion biopsy, and glaucoma laser surgery. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Gutmark's desire to practice ophthalmology was strong even in high school when she worked with an ophthalmologist in private practice and performed award-winning research. She received her B.A. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and her medical degree form Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gutmark also completed an ophthalmology residency at Doheny Eye Institute (University of Southern California) followed by a cornea fellowship at Johns Hopkins University's Wilmer Eye Institute, and received honors for her research at both institutions.

Before joining the practice, Dr. Gutmark practiced for several years in Silver Spring in private practice and taught at Washington Hospital Center and Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Gutmark has spent the last several years serving our nation's veterans at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C. In her free time, Dr. Gutmark enjoys spending time with her family, including her two young children, and dancing. She is fluent in Hebrew and conversational in Spanish.

Eye Run for POB

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Laurel Eye Physicians' staff and their families joined Marcie O. Wertlieb, M.D. and her family for the EYE RUN FOR POB - The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington.

Founded in 1936, the POB is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight by providing services, education, advocacy and innovation. Each year, the POB Society of Metropolitan Washington screens more than 8,000 young children for vision loss and strabismus, and more than 5,000 adults for glaucoma.

Our Office

Laurel Eye Physicians
Greater Laurel Professional Building
14201 Laurel Park Drive
Suite 208
Laurel, MD 20707

Phone: 301-498-6616
Fax: 301-498-8030
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