Teresa Elizabeth Narayan, OD| Optometry | MedStar Health

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

4.8 out of 5 (399 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 Health Center Lower Level
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 855-778-6919

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Graduate Education: University of Missouri-Columbia (2010)

Graduate Education: University of Missouri-Columbia (2009)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Jan 17, 2023

    Very good

  • Dec 6, 2022

    The doc deliverer some difficult news with skill and tact, answering all my questions, and going the extra mile on the follow-up options.

  • Dec 6, 2022

    Dr. Narayan provides exceptional care and expertise