The Melting Pot Practice, Visionary Eye Doctors Fuels Growth through a Multilingual Practice Setting
N. BETHESDA, MD, May 17, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ —

Visionary Eye Doctors, LLC (, a leading specialty eye care center in North Bethesda, Maryland, with additional locations in Washington, DC and Damascus, Maryland, is pleased to announce our practice is featured as the cover article in the May/June 2017 issue of Ophthalmic Professional Magazine. The article, written by Jennifer Kirby, Contributing Editor, is titled, ‘The Melting Pot Practice, Visionary Eye Doctors Fuels Growth through a Multilingual Practice Setting.’

J. Alberto Martinez, MD who founded Visionary Eye Doctors in 1995 and is the practice’s Medical Director, is passionate about his patients and world cultures. Dr. Martinez, a South American-born ophthalmologist has continually adapted to the needs of a diverse population by providing personalized, individualized care to all.

Year after year, Visionary Eye Doctors has been fortunate to achieve a 20-percent practice growth. According to Dr. Martinez, “I feel it is not only our state-of-the-art technology, experience, expertise, efficiency all delivered with a loving touch, but I think the main reason we have grown is because we can speak an array of languages and when you can speak to someone about their healthcare in their language, it enhances the patient experience as the patients want to be sure they are being understood and also they fully understand what is explained to them.”

Carolina Clavijo, Practice Administrator and CEO, works to meet the needs of limited English proficiency (LEP) patients through hiring, development of language materials, staff training and patient education/communication.

Regarding cultural awareness and patient care, language skills alone do not guarantee a loyal, growing patient base. As Jennifer Ramirez, Visionary Eye Doctors Clinical Director states, ‘It’s not just about language fluency. It’s also about the culture of those who speak that language. Many of us at Visionary Eye Doctors have a personal background in the languages we speak, so the cultures that accompany certain languages are second nature to us.’

Diversity is important and as part of a melting pot practice, Dr. Martinez states, ‘I am proud of the positive impact that our practice and staff have on our patients and the effect our patients have on us.’ He adds, ‘I really think diversity is a strength, and not just diversity of languages and cultures, but diversity also in the skill sets and thought processes, how we all relate and this is especially important in patient care.’

About Visionary Eye Doctors:

Visionary Eye Doctors provide comprehensive medical and surgical ophthalmology in the Washington, DC metro area. Our physicians are specially trained, board-certified, highly experienced and sought-out leaders in their field.

Our team specializes in Corneal – including Corneal Collagen Cross Linking, Retinal, Refractive, a Pterygium Center of Excellence with over 10,000 Pterygium surgeries performed, specialty contact lens fitting and a Comprehensive Dry Eye Disease Center.

Giving Back:

Dr. J. Alberto Martinez founded the Visionary Ophthalmology Foundation, a non-profit, surgical charity providing annual medico-surgical humanitarian missions to Honduras, where he and his team provide highly specialized free eye care to individuals where such services are unavailable or scarce.

For more information about Visionary Eye Doctors, please call Carolina Clavijo, Practice Administrator and CEO, at 301.896.0890, ext. 124 or visit

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