Thank you for choosing Dr. Benshir & Dr. Smith for your optometric needs.

Please complete the attached forms along with a copy of your insurance card and return to our office. Once the forms are received we will call you to schedule an appointment. If you are being seen for a developmental or a neurological exam (versus a yearly) two appointments will be made 1 week apart. Completed forms may be faxed, mailed, or emailed to the office at

If your insurance company requires a referral, please contact your primary care physician to obtain one, and ask that the referral be dated the date of your appointment. Also, be sure to bring your insurance card with you as well as any copay or deductible.

Our office policy states that a $40 no-show fee will be automatically charged for appointments that are canceled without 24-hour notice. Unforeseen events such as illness and inclement weather will be taken into consideration, but only if you call to cancel.

If you have any questions, please call 301-865-1800. We look forward to meeting with you. Thank you.