Dr. Anthony O. Roberts, MD, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Anthony O. Roberts, MD


9715 Medical Center Dr Rockville Maryland, 20850



Dr. Anthony O. Roberts, MD, is an ophthalmologist practicing in Rockville, Maryland, and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is also a certified VISX Laser Surgeon. Dr. Roberts is the founder of his private practice, Shady Grove Ophthalmology, and he has been in private practice since 1996. He has done over 30,000 refractive surgery procedures, which include LASIK, PRK, Cataract Extraction and Refractive Lens Exchange. Dr. Roberts completed his undergraduate degree at Howard University in Washington, DC, and he received his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1990. He trained at Providence Hospital and had an ocular pathology fellowship with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Roberts finished his specialized training at SUNY Stony Brook/Nassau County Medical Center in New York, as well as in the Harvard Lancaster Program. Dr. Roberts and his well-trained staff at Shady Grove Ophthalmology utilize the best technology to correct vision, remove cataracts, and treat various eye conditions, like astigmatism, glaucoma, floaters, and dry eye disease. With his state-of-the-art techniques, Dr. Roberts main goal is to give each and every one of his patients personalized eye care.

Education and Training

University of Maryland

Univ of Md Sch of Med, Baltimore Md 1990

Medical Center Of Iran 1996

University of Maryland School of Medicine 1990

Provider Details

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Dr. Anthony O. Roberts, MD
Dr. Anthony O. Roberts, MD's Expert Contributions
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  • Understanding Lasik Eye Surgery

    LASIK is a form of laser eye surgery. LASIK improves vision by reshaping the eye’s cornea (the thin outer covering of the eye) with the use of an excimer laser. LASIK is safely used for several common eye disorders:Myopia: Millions of Americans are myopic. This means they are “nearsighted:”...

  • Shady Grove Ophthalmology – Where Vision is the Primary Focus

    Shady Grove Ophthalmology knows how important your vision is. Utilizing the latest technology in laser systems and multi-focal intraocular lens implants, and trained in state-of-the-art techniques for cataract surgery, Dr. Anthony Roberts and his entire staff offer patients the safest, most...

  • Your Eyes Over 40 – Vision Changes

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Areas of expertise and specialization

Cataract SurgeryLaser Vision


  • Graduated Cum Laude


  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Headaches
  • Glaucoma
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia
  • Blepharitis
  • Chalazion
  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness
  • Conjunctivitis


  • Nassau Co Med Ctr, Ophthalmology; Armed Forces Inst Of Path, Ophthalmology; Providence Hosp, Internal Medicine
  • Stonybrook Univ/Nassau Med Center1991
  • Nassau University Medical Center Program
  • Stony Brook University Hospital


  • Providence Hospital

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

What do you attribute your success to?

  • His bedside manner makes his patients feel very relaxed.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Golfing, Traveling, Tennis

Hospital Affiliations

  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital ( Rockville, MD )

Accepted Insurance

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Dr. Anthony O. Roberts, MD's Practice location

Shady Grove Ophthalmology

9715 Medical Center Dr -
Rockville, Maryland 20850
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Fax: 301-294-5322

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Patient Experience with Dr. Roberts


Based on 34 reviews

Dr. Anthony O. Roberts, MD has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 34 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Ophthalmologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • Tracy

    I recently did my LASIK with Dr.Roberts and love waking up in the morning with clear vision. I don't miss my glasses at all! I was a bit nervous the day of the procedure but Dr. Roberts talks you thru the process step by step so you know what to expect. I was surprised by how quick the procedure was and excited to see clearly 4 hours later!

  • Kinaro

    HIGHLY recommended! I was a nervous wreck going into the consultation. The thought of being awake through a surgery. I'm 40 years old having to deal with cataract. But let me tell you....Dr. Roberts and the whole staff and crew of Shady Grove Ophthalmology was marvelous! I felt very welcomed and at the same time they were very professional. They explained the entire procedure to my comfort. Now, I can't wait to get the other eye done with Shady Grove Opt.

  • Kayla

    Dr. Roberts was extremely helpful when describing the LASIK procedure. He was also more than understanding of my anxiety while performing the actual procedure. I am beyond satisfied with my results and will recommend Dr. Roberts and his amazing staff to everyone I know in the future who is considering LASIK!

  • Pat

    Doctor Roberts is an amazing surgeon and person. He is a considerate and kind Doctor. I will recommend him to all my family and my friends. Pat Dawaf

  • Elsie

    Everything has been great! I can see miracles! God has been wonderful, he has given us people who can do great things with their hands! Very pleasant staff, I couldn't have asked for more.

  • (5)

    Dr. Roberts is the kindest, most wonderful Doctor. He is patient and very compassionate. He put my mind at ease and is calming. I highly recommend him as well as his lovely staff.

  • Nakisa

    I had been debating having lasik for several years but I always passed on having it done because of my severe phobia. After just my initial consult with Dr. Roberts I felt so reassured that I went ahead and booked my procedure ( his staff was even nice enough to accommodate me with an appointment time that was soon and convenient for my schedule). The procedure itself was so quick and painless- Dr. Roberts talked to me throughout the entire procedure and I barely even flinched. I walked out less than 10 minutes later and could see! His amazing chairside manner, wonderful staff, and great facility have made this a wonderful experience for me. I definitely recommend him!!

  • (5)

    Very personable, professional and caring Thank you Dr Roberts

  • (4)

    Great new eyes, love being able to see, great value, Doctor and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Only four stars because wait times are super long, but I think it is well worth it for the overall price.

  • Lei

    Dr. Roberts did the eye surgery for both of my eyes and the results changed my life. I the quality of the surgery is simply excellent and my vision without glasses is better than any time I had in my life. He is very considerate and genuinely care about his patients. He has my highest 5 start rating and has my highest recommendation because of his expertise, his consideration of his patients, based on the care received from him.

  • Gretchen

    After years of parking glasses all over the house so I could see to read laundry labels, instructions, recipes, and my Kindle, and remembering to take my distance glasses to drive and to the theater, I now can see everything near and far with my new multi focal lenses. It's absolutely amazing. Dr. Roberts was as amazing as my new eyes. A friendlier, more caring, professional Doctor you will not find. Even called me at home to see how I was doing after the surgery. The office staff is equally friendly and professional. And the office has some really great art--which of course I can see better now! Don't hesitate to trust your eyes to Dr. Roberts. You'll be really glad you did.

  • Rob

    Fantastic experience! Seeing 20/15 and loving life without glasses and contact lenses. Highly recommend to anybody who would like a positive life changing result. Very professional and genuine staff!

  • Stanley

    I am very impressed with the work that Dr Roberts did on my eyes. I came in to see him about cataract surgery and had both eyes done with in the week the surgery was effort less and very pain free, discomfort was very minimal and painless. I had my surgery done with out having to be put to sleep and was aware of every thing that was going on. I cannot stress how much Dr Roberts have made this process fearless for me, I have put off this surgery for a long time and if I know that it was as simple as Dr.Roberts made it I would have done it a long time ago. I would recommend that you come and get your cataract surgery done at his practices you will definitely see results the same day. This doctor have very gifted hands and you will not be disappointed, his talent is in-measurable. Stanley Outarsingh

  • Gretchen

    Absolutely amazing results and excellent, friendly, professional service. Enough to make me wish I had more eyes that needed treatment!

  • Margot

    Dr. Roberts maintains excellent professionalism, shows an exemplary bedside manner, and has provided me with the best vision of my life with LASIK surgery. His entire team is pleasant and you *actually* get to spend one-on-one time with him from the moment you begin at the consultation. I would recommend this practice to anyone expecting superb service and care. Thank you!

  • Lisa

    I am so happy with my cataract surgery. Dr. Roberts is wonderful.

  • Vishal

    Excellent service, team, care, logistics, and post-op care.

  • Dakota

    I can see! It's truly insane how you can go from being almost blind to seeing perfectly in a single day. I came in for my consultation on a Monday and had my surgery the next day. Dr. Roberts is the best! He answered all the questions I had and he guided me through the process. The surgery took only 10 minutes, about 5 minutes on each eye. I'm so glad I found Dr. Roberts to take care of my eyes. I wish I would have done this sooner!

  • Mazen

    Dr. Roberts was amazing. Thanks to him now I can see a hundred times better!

  • (5)

    One of the best knowledgable kind doctors I have been seeing him for last 3years I will recommend him üòç

  • Lynda

    Dr. Roberts was referred to me by a family member - Madeleine Pare about a year ago. I was told by an eye specialist. That I would not ever be able to have surgery implant of an iOS lens due to my complicated astigmatism. After my initial consultation Dr Roberts educated me on the iOS lens surgery and explained to me that I would be a candidate and would have a good chance of see better. My day to day routine was so cumbersome having to wear contact lens and then a pair of reading glasses; not to mention the high cost of regular glasses. The 1st lens was not the outcome expected - Dr Roberts knew he could get me to the expectations we had set together. The lens was corrected and we moved then we were able to move on to the next eye. Not expecting to see right after surgery-- I was able to see clear and as the day progressed it got better and better. Waking up the next day and seeing clearer than I had ever awaken too- was an amazing feeling. His professionalism and experience is exceptional and I would recommend his service and guidance to anyone in my family and book of friends. Thank you Dr. Roberts for taking the extra time and steps to helping me see so clear without having to wear contact or glasses.....Much much appreciated.....I only regret, I should have done years ago had I gotten that 2nd opinion back then.

  • Karen

    I came to Dr. Roberts interested in LASIK surgery, and he was wonderful, very informative at my initial consult and every follow up appointment. He was also easily accessible to get in touch with for any questions before and after my procedure. I am very pleased with my results and my vision a year out is fantastic, it's definitely great not to have to deal with contacts and glasses anymore! I definitely recommend Dr. Roberts to anyone interested in vision correction!

  • Lois

    Excellent surgeon whom I would recommend to anyone needing eye surgery of any type.

  • Reina

    The whole process for having PRK was great. It was easier than having a cavity filled. Dr. Roberts walked me through the whole process. It was very quick and simple surgery. I would recommend his practice. They are very pleasant and courteous practice.

  • Laurie

    Great doctor and staff Thanks for everything!!

  • Dae

    Good doctor

  • (5)

    Dr. Roberts was thorough and took time to explain everything. No question--and I had lots-was off limits. I absolutely recommend him. His staff was professional and courteous.

  • Ann

    Fantastic Doctor, so reassuring after being informed by another eye doc saying I needed emergency the next day. After explaining the situation and showing me why it is not an emergency for immediate surgery my trust level and respect jump to the highest level for Dr Anthony Robert's professional care. His practice is very special compared to the factory eye docs who have to complete their surgery quotas each day to pay bills for their own surgical suites. Thank you for being straightforward and helping me to protect my vision.

  • Vicki

    From my initial fact finding visit to the follow up visit after my second lens replacement surgery, the whole process far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Roberts is a very relaxed and reassuring man who takes the time to answer all your questions and concerns. I went into both surgeries feeling very confident and he did not disappoint. They were fast, smooth and painless and I now have perfect eyesight! I could not recommend him and his staff highly enough and the aftercare was great also!

  • (5)

    Dr. Roberts is superb, both in willingness to explain and technique. He called me the evening of my surgery annsd saw me the next dày for follow up. HE was also good at including his srudent assistant in office visits.

  • (5)

    Dr. Roberts is very professional, thorough and courteous. He answered all my questions and eased all fears. My results have been amazing. After wearing glasses for the majority of my life, being able to see without them is life changing.

  • Mike

    Excellent Doctor

  • (5)

    Office is great! Highly recommend dr Roberts and his staff!

  • (4)

    Office is great!

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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Anthony O. Roberts, who serves the population of Rockville, Maryland.

Dr. Roberts is a highly trained and qualified ophthalmologist with a vast expertise in all facets of his work, especially cataract surgery and laser vision surgery. Dr. Roberts has been in practice for more than 25 years and is currently serving patients at Shady Grove Ophthalmology in Rockville, Maryland, which he established in 1996.

Dr. Roberts’ career in medicine began in 1990 when he graduated Cum Laude with his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Following his graduation, Dr. Roberts completed his internship at Providence Hospital, before undertaking his Ocular Pathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. He then received his specialty training in Ophthalmology at Suny Stony Brook/Nassau County Medical Center and in the Harvard Lancaster program.

Dr. Roberts keeps up to date with the latest advances and developments in his field through his professional membership with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and is a certified VISX Laser Surgeon. Dr. Roberts has extensive expertise in refractive surgery, having performed over 30,000 refractive procedures, including LASIK eye surgery, PRK surgery, cataract extraction, and refractive lens exchange procedures. Dr. Roberts attributes his success to his bedside manner that makes his patients feel very relaxed, and in his free time, he likes to relax by playing golf, tennis, and traveling.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye disease. Eye surgery, also known as ocular surgery, is surgery performed on the eye or its adnexa by an ophthalmologist.The eye is a fragile organ, and requires extreme care before, during, and after a surgical procedure. An expert eye surgeon is responsible for selecting the appropriate surgical procedure for the patient, and for taking the necessary safety precautions.

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