Your Maple Lawn Optometrist

7625 Maple Lawn Blvd,, Fulton, MD

  • Onsite Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Business Hours

  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Dr. Jacalyn Ely O. D.

Dr. Jacalyn Ely
O. D.

Dr. Jacalyn R. Ely has been practicing optometry for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree and a Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. While her practice is devoted to family vision care,... Show More


Dr. Jacalyn R. Ely has been practicing optometry for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree and a Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. While her practice is devoted to family vision care, Dr. Ely specializes in low vision and vision rehabilitation services for patients who are visually impaired from eye diseases, traumatic brain injury, stroke and concussion. She is certified in the management and treatment of ocular diseases.


In addition to her practice, Dr. Ely is a former adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, teaching low vision and contact lenses to ophthalmology residents for over 15 years. She is a long-standing member of the Maryland Optometric Association (MOA), the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), and American Optometric Association (AOA), for which she is the Maryland state affiliate chairperson for the Vision Rehabilitation Committee.

  • Professional Certification
Dr. Sanford Cohen (OBM) O. D., FCOVD

Dr. Sanford Cohen (OBM)
O. D.
FCOVD

Tribute to Dr Sandy Cohen. Dr Sanford “Sandy” R. Cohen, OD FCOVD, began practicing optometry in 1979 after graduating with a Doctorate of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He earned his fellowship in developmental optometry from the College of Optometrists... Show More

Tribute to Dr Sandy Cohen.

Dr Sanford “Sandy” R. Cohen, OD FCOVD, began practicing optometry in 1979 after graduating with a Doctorate of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

He earned his fellowship in developmental optometry from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) in 1985. Since 1981 he has been in private practice with me, his clinical partner and wife (Jacalyn R. Ely, OD).

Together, we offered family vision care through a developmental behavioral approach. In addition to his passion for optometry, Sandy was an avid cyclist and maintained a healthy lifestyle.

Sadly, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019. He was devoted to his patients and enjoyed his practice in optometry, working gladly until the end of his life.

He was an excellent clinician and took pride in solving challenging vision problems. He changed the trajectory of the lives of many of his patients (as many patients have shared their stories with me).

I know that he was beloved by his patients, and that he loved them right back.

Thanks to all of his patients that have reached out to me and our staff and for kind words.

About Us

Our doctors are highly trained in adult and pediatric vision care. You can be certain that you will receive the most comprehensive vision care possible in a warm and professional environment.

We provide routine and preventative care through comprehensive and developmental... Show More

Our doctors are highly trained in adult and pediatric vision care. You can be certain that you will receive the most comprehensive vision care possible in a warm and professional environment.

We provide routine and preventative care through comprehensive and developmental vision examinations.

Furthermore, our doctors understand how vision problems impact patient’s social, occupational, educational, and recreational endeavors. Our recommendations lead to resolution of vision problems utilizing the following:

  • Corrective glasses
  • Contact lenses including custom contact lens designs
  • Myopia control
  • Orthokeratology
  • Stress-relieving glasses, computer office lenses
  • Low vision devices including glasses, telescopes, microscopes and magnifiers
  • Vision rehabilitation for head injury, concussion, and stroke

One of our main goals is providing annual vision examinations in order to follow vision development, detect early signs of eye and systemic diseases and intervene to prevent vision loss. This type of vision care is possible when patients commit to continuous and regular care with the same doctors.

Our offices provide expert optical services, including on-site finishing of prescription glasses. We are mindful of out patients’ optical needs and desires when choosing our frames. Most importantly, our optical staff excels at recommending the proper lens and frame to meet the patient’s visual needs.