Family-Friendly Eyecare in Historic Frederick

Serving Patients' Vision Care Needs Since 1985

Office Details

249 East Church Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
(T) 301-662-6761

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Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm
Wed. & Sat. evenings by appt

Vision News

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Updates from Dr. Kracher

July 27, 2015
FREDERICK, Md. – Through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, several colleges tested fresh water streams and lakes in Maryland that show high levels of harmful bacteria, specifically in Frederick, the harmful bacteria ent...

Dr. Kracher not only gets you seeing your best, but by completely evaluating the health of your eyes he advises how to keep you seeing your best.

Some of the features included in an eye exam by Dr. Kracher are as follows:


  • Refraction and retinoscopy to determine your best prescription for lenses.
  • Tonometry where your intraocular pressure is measured and recorded. This is particularly important to patients with glaucoma or a family history of glaucoma.
  • Dilated fundus exam where Dr. Kracher examines the health of your retinas, optic nerves and blood vessels a procedure particularly important to patients with diabetes, glaucoma or advanced nearsightedness.
  • Corneal exam including keratometry where Dr. Kracher assesses the integrity of your corneas and their curvatures. This procedure is particularly important to patients with corneal conditions such as keratoconus, endothelial corneal dystrophy, as well as, patients considering laser refractive surgery.  Dr. Kracher is a nationally recognized specialist in the diagnoses and management of Keratoconus.
  • Slit lamp exam is a thorough examination of the anterior segment of your eyes under a microscope. This includes your corneas, anterior chambers, and intraocular lenses particularly important to contact lens wearers, patients with cataracts and laser surgery patients.