Headquartered in Maryland, Woolf Eye Lab includes a talented, certified group of doctors offering a number of specialties. In addition to our core services, we partner with state-of-the-art surgical centers as well as with the best retina, neurologic, cataract, LASIK and glaucoma specialists in the greater Baltimore – Washington corridor. Our computerized exams and high-tech facility allow Woolf Eye Lab Optometrists to draw on a wide variety of disciplines to serve our regional patient base.
Dr. Brian Woolf
Dr. Brian Woolf is a third-generation private practice optometrist serving the Anne Arundel County region. Dr. Woolf is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, where he was a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. He was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the Maryland Board of Examiners in Optometry, where he worked on regulatory and compliance issues, approved new licenses and continuing education programs, and evaluated disciplinary cases.
Dr. Woolf specializes in complex diagnoses. Patients who have complicated problems, or who haven’t achieved their desired results in the past, book appointments with Dr. Woolf. He uses advanced technology to investigate vision and pain issues, to manage diseases, and for emergency care. Dr. Woolf’s sub-specialty is treating Computer Vision Syndrome (CSV) and patients who must use computers or mobile devices for long hours.
In addition to serving his patient base, Dr. Woolf has been an active member of Maryland’s optometric community. Dr. Woolf is Past-President of the Anne Arundel County Optometric Society, a former member of the Board of Directors for the Polakoff Glaucoma Foundation, and a 25-year member of the Maryland Optometric Association. He has helped plan educational, training, and social events for area optometrists, and he has taught approved TPA continuing education courses.
Dr. Howard Woolf, FAAO
Optometrist, former CEO
Dr. Howard Woolf is a second-generation optometrist who has treated tens of thousands of patients over the course of his 45-year career.
Dr. Woolf has received numerous distinctions and honors. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and was given an honorary Doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry, where he also served on the Board of Trustees for a number of years. He was awarded the Mel Waxman Award for Distinguished Service by the Maryland Optometric Association. Dr. Woolf received an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and also from the Illinois College of Optometry, where he later earned his Doctor of Optometry.
Dr. Woolf is committed to providing access to quality eye care, and for 17 years he partnered with Johns Hopkins Hospital to treat underprivileged children throughout the Baltimore region. In July 2012, he was honored with a lifetime membership in the Maryland Optometric Association. In 2007, Dr. Woolf and his wife, Barbara, helped found the Department of Optometry at Hadassah College in Jerusalem.
Dr. Woolf’s parents were very active in the Maryland optometric community, and his mother was one of the first female optometrists on the East Coast. Dr. Woolf is a proud grandparent and lives, gardens, and takes photos in Baltimore.
Dr. Michelle Levy
Dr. Michelle Levy is a specialist in dry eye and complex contact lens prescriptions. She’s practiced family optometry for 25 years, 21 of which have been spent with Woolf Eye Lab. Dr. Levy is now treating the grown children and grandchildren of some of her lifelong patients.
Dr. Levy graduated from SUNY Binghamton University with an undergraduate degree in biology. She then earned a BS in Optical Science and her Doctor of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Levy sees families, children, patients who need extra attention and care with contact lens prescriptions, and patients suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome. She’s the proud mother of two, is married to another optometrist, and volunteers in canine rescue and adoption.
Dr. Laura Goldberg
Dr. Goldberg is an associate optometrist at Woolf Eye Lab. She graduated from New England College of Optometry and completed a residency in Primary Care & Ocular Disease at VAMC Wilmington, DE. While in optometry school, Dr. Goldberg performed research on possible causes of developmental progression of myopia in children and received her Master’s in Vision Science. Her research sparked her passion for myopia control, and she offers many therapies to help slow near-sightedness. Dr. Goldberg is also a specialist in fitting complex contact lenses, such as scleral lenses, that are used to treat patients with irregular corneas or high astigmatism. She helps patients suffering with dry eye syndrome by using the latest technology to identify the underlying cause of the dryness and curating tailored treatment plans. When not in the office, Dr. Goldberg enjoys traveling, hiking, working out and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Ina Grey
Dr. Ina Grey was one of the first female optometrists on the Eastern Seaboard. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She was a founder of our practice and managed the practice for several decades.
Dr. Gerson Woolf
Optometrist and Founder
Dr. Gerson Woolf was one of the founders of our practice. He earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago and practiced in the Northeast Market section of downtown Baltimore for many decades.
The Woolf Eye Lab support team includes friendly, capable technicians, opticians, billing, customer service and front desk associates. Our practice is managed by Helen Loomis, who joined Woolf Eye Lab after years of corporate management experience. A native New Yorker, now settled in Maryland, she splits her time between her children, grandchildren, and her love of the great outdoors. Our dedicated team assists patients with insurance, registration, screening, and a host of other services.
Insurance and Medical Billing
Dianna (Duffy) Johnson
Woolf Eye Lab Practice Manager