Teresa Elizabeth Narayan, OD| Optometry | MedStar Health

Teresa Elizabeth Narayan, OD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (500 reviews)

Specialties: Optometry

Languages: English


About me

Dr. Teresa (Anjali) Narayan joined MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as an optometrist in 2013. In 2016, she was also appointed assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. As such, she serves as co-director of the Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Training Program with responsibility for both classroom and clinical instruction for students pursuing certification as ophthalmic assistants or ophthalmic medical technologists. Dr. Narayan also oversees staff technicians working in the ophthalmology clinic.
In addition to her clinical, teaching and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Narayan is also a co-investigator on several clinical trials.
Before joining MedStar Georgetown, Dr. Narayan was an associate optometrist for private practices in  East Haven, Connecticut, and Bridgetown, Missouri.  Previously, she served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at her alma mater, the University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Optometry.

Philosophy of Care

In addition to eye care, one of my passions is teaching. I enjoy bringing this aspect into my patient care by taking the time to make sure that patient education is a priority. Straight-forward communication fosters patient participation in their care and helps patients understand what to expect throughout the exam. They also leave with a thorough understanding of their condition and treatment which improves outcomes.

As an optometrist, I work closely with ophthalmologists as well as physicians of other medical specialties. I strive to make sure that consistent clear communication occurs between providers to ensure that the patient receives the best care possible. By keeping education and communication at the forefront of my practice, I continually work to provide a positive patient experience.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Astigmatism
  • Bifocal Lens
  • Contact Lenses
  • Dry Eyes
  • Examination Of Eyes
  • Floaters
  • Keratoconus
  • Presbyopia
  • Prescription Eyeglasses
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Accommodation
  • Accommodative Dysfunction
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Retinopathy
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Color Blindness
  • Computer Vision Syndrome
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact Lens Induced Corneal Edema
  • Contact Lens Infections
  • Contact Lens Related Problems
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disorders Of Binocular Movement
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Strain
  • Failed Vision Screening
  • Family History Of Glaucoma
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Legal Blindness
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Meibomian Cyst
  • Myopia
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Phoria
  • Photophobia
  • Pinguecula
  • Posterior Capsular Opacity
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refraction For Eyeglasses
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Uveitis
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Xerophthalmia
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Procedures I perform

  • Astigmatism Lenses
  • Bifocal Lens
  • Cataract Screening
  • Contact Lenses
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Examination Of Eyes
  • Eye Health
  • General Eye Care
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Keratometer
  • Low Vision Therapy
  • Multifocal Lenses
  • Prescription Eyeglasses
  • Prescription Lenses
  • Punctal Plugs For Dry Eyes
  • Replacement Of Contact Lens
  • Soft And Hard Contact Lens Exams
  • Visual Field Testing
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center Lower Level
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-4978

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Fax 202-444-4978


MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna HMO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Open HMO
    • First Health PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Student Resources
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • PPO and PPO Plus


Graduate Education: University of Missouri-Columbia (2010)

Graduate Education: University of Missouri-Columbia (2009)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Feb 5, 2024

    I was very pleased with the visit and the outcome.

  • Jan 23, 2024

    Dr Narayan is professional and efficient, as well as kindly personable.

  • Jan 4, 2024

    Excellent attention 5/5