Dr. Rachel Cohn | Bethesda Magazine

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Dr. Rachel Cohn

Optometrist, Wink Eyecare Boutique

1095 Seven Locks Road





What made you decide to get into your line of work?

I’ve had poor eyesight since childhood. Optometry always interested me, so I followed that course of study. I’m also interested in fashion, and glasses have become super fun and stylish. So, I combined my medical skills and fashion sense and opened Wink—my own optometry practice with a built-in glasses boutique.

How do you employ new technology to help your patients?

Several new technologies have made a great impact in my work and patient care. The Optomap and OCT allows me to look at the retina without using dilating drops. There are specialty lenses, including those that block blue light—which can interfere with circadian rhythm—and lenses with larger reading zones. Wink has a certain specialty in helping kids, too, offering anti-fatigue lenses and nighttime contacts that can stop the progression of nearsightedness in young people, which has reached epidemic proportions.

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