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Dr. Chryssa Bender


Dr. Chryssa Bender earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Susquehanna University graduating with honors in 2001. She then attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she completed her Doctorate in Optometry with Summa Cum Laude honors in 2005. Upon graduation, Dr. Bender went on to pursue an ocular disease residency at the Delaware Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. During her residency, she obtained specialized training in the treatment and management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Bender provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. Her scope of practice encompasses every phase of primary eye care from fitting contact lenses to treating ocular disease. Dr. Bender’s special interest lies in managing patients with cataracts, diabetes, and glaucoma.

Dr. Bender is a current member of the Maryland Optometric Association and has been an active volunteer in the Special Olympics. Dr Bender enjoys exercising and loves to vacation in wine country along with spending time with her family.

Until further notice, we will not be seeing patients for normal routine vision services. In case of a medical emergency, please call and our doctor will instruct you on how to proceed for any necessary treatment. We will have staffing for limited hours daily to deliver eyewear curbside that is currently on order. Please call our office at 410/465-6166 prior to arrival to ensure we are open.

We apologize for any inconvenience, however we feel this is for the safety of all parties involved considering the current medical situation. We will notify when we proceed back to normal daily operations.


*** COVID-19 UPDATE ***

Due to the developing situation with the COVID-19 virus outbreak, our clinic will be closed until further notice

If you do have an eye emergency or any questions, please contact us for further information at

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.