Welcome to Eye Design
Your Optometrist in Clinton, MD.

Call us at (301) 868-9090 today.
Serving Clinton, Waldorf, and Temple Hills, MD.

At Eye Design our Mission is to provide superior eyecare and eyewear for a lifetime

Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. But seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. It’s important to have regular eye exams with an optometrist whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts, and even if your vision is sharp.

The eye doctor at Eye Design believes in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health, so we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. Dr. John L. Burns knows that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly. Dr Burns provides comprehensive eye health examinations which will detect cataracts , glaucoma or macular degeneration. He is also certified in orthokeratology and scleral contact lens fittings. If you desire LASIK he is a consultant with TLC Laser Eye Center and can let you know if you are a candidate for this procedure.

Dr. Burns can also treat Dry Eye Syndrome, conjunctivitis (pink eye) and is certified to treat blepharitis with BlephEx Lid Hygiene protocol. Eye Design also provides excellent ways to treat Dry Eye Syndrome such as Lipiflow treatment.

With our office located in Clinton, Eye Design has been serving Maryland’s Prince George’s County for more than 25 years. Schedule an appointment with an optometrist to see how we can help you get the best prescription for your eyes.

John L Burns OD
Clinton Optometrist | Eye Design | (301) 868-9090

7801 Old Branch Ave #103
Clinton, MD 20735


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Meet The Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    John L. Burns
    Dr. Burns graduated from Widener University with a B.S. in Biology in 1986. He then went on to graduate the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1989. He joined Eye Design in August of 1997.
  • Barry Miles
    Barry Miles and his father, Dr. Forrest Z. Miles, co-founded Eye Design in 1984 when they branched off from a group Optometric practice. Mr. Miles is American Board Certified with over thirty-five years of optical experience. He is past president of Washington Chapter of the Opticians Association of Maryland and is currently on its Board of Directors. He recently received the Opticians Association of Maryland Distinguished Optician Award for 2009.
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  • Wendy
    Lab Technician, VSP Insurance Billing and Office Manager
    Wendy has been with Eye Design for the past 26 years and is American Board of Opticianry Certified. She's married with two sons and enjoys spending time with her family and her animals on the farm in Southern Maryland.
  • Patty
    Billing Specialist
    Patty has been with us for over 17 years and is our billing specialist. She stays active outside the office with her five children and their many sports, church, dance and cheerleading activities!
  • Teresa
    Optometric Technician
    Teresa is an optometric technician and also assists in the optical. Teresa is is native Washingtonian and a DIE HARD REDSKINS fan. She has a daughter who currently attends George Mason University. She's been in the optical business over 20 years and just loves all the amazing progress she's seen within the industry.
  • Joan
    Front Reception Desk
    Joan currently works at the front reception desk and fills in as the optometric technician when needed. Joan is Retired Air Force TSgt. She worked with small government contractors after retirement in the capacity of Human Resources and contracts management. She met her spouse while in the Air Force and they have been married for over 35 years.
  • Bettie
    Front Reception Desk
    Bettie will be happy to help you at the front reception desk. Bettie is a retired law firm employee. Loves reading, baking and interacting with family and friends.


Review From Our Satisfied Patient

  • "Exceptional service. Pleasant, professional staff. High tech, beautiful facility. My husband and I have been patients for at least 7 years. And now our child sees Dr. Burns as well. He's great with children too."
    Kim L.
  • "This was a good experience. Better than any eye doctor place I've been to. They were very welcoming and explained everything that was going on. The guy who helped me pick out my glasses was very helpful, I believe his name is Barry. I would recommend this plspl going forward."
    Timothy P.
  • "What was I thinking? A senior moment, I suppose. It is FOUR generations that have enjoyed Eye Design! Hoping my grandchildren make it five generations!"
    Susie O. / Clinton, MD
  • "First of all...this building is in a great location, right off of Rt 5 on my way home. Very accessible. Everyone in the office was personable, I felt like family as soon as I came in. Dr. Burns was accurate, and professional, and Dr. Miles was too. Dr. Miles, not only let me bring in a pair of frames to get fitted with lenses, but he also fixed a pair of glasses that I got while I was overseas, and I was very happy about that. I have about 2 weeks until I get my new pair of glasses, but i'm excited and i'll post a pic ASAP!"
    Catherine H.
  • "Excellent professional service. First time going: it was quick, simple and very friendly staff. Clean environment, I would recommend everyone to go to this location. I had a simple vision exam and they didn't charge me for full examination since I had no problems and I got a great deal for my new pair of glasses! Thank you!"
    Joshua F.
  • "Friendly and knowledeable staff with the best doctor! I have been a patient for over 25 years and live 60 miles away. Well worth the drive!"
    Brian F.
  • "Dr. Burns is an excellent optometrist, very knowledgeable and experienced. The other staff in his office are also wonderful, experienced and helpful. They alway make you feel welcome."
    Virginia J.
  • "The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Burns is knowledgeable and explains things in ways for that are easy for people to understand. They believe in short wait times, hands on service for fittings and a rose for their female customers. The office is always clean and cheerful. I highly recommend Dr. Burns if you are looking for an OD."
    Chandell M.
  • "The Eye Design eye care center is a great place. If anyone wants great eye care, they should visit the Eye Design Team in Waldorf, MD. Great Job, Excellent Service!"
    Michelle P.
  • "Dr.Burns was very positive and helpful as always. He has found and directed me and my wife when problems have arisen , to excellent doctors to treat our problems. We both feel at ease with his excellent staff and also Dr. Algazari, who found my problem and immediately conferred with Dr. Burns to address the problem. We will always appreciate the great care we get from this practice! Thank you to all!"
    Stuart K.
  • "The absolute best customer service. Every business should take a course in service from these guys!! I love them"
    Diane C.

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