Professional Eye Care Center is a modern eye care facility offering a full range of eye care services and a large contemporary selection of frames, lenses and contacts.
The practice was established in 1963 by Dr. Donald Cohen and is now independently owned by Drs. Chris and Kevin King, and Pennye Stammer Doud. The doctors and their staff are committed to .providing the highest quality of vision care to their patients and making available to them state-of-the-art vision correction techniques with an emphasis on personalized service for the entire family!
Get to know the doctors:
Dr. Christine Kispert King
Raised in Maryland, Dr. King is a graduate of Montgomery College and the University of Maryland at College Park. She obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1985 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. An active Board member since 1986, Dr. King currently serves as Treasurer of the Maryland Optometric Association. Voted Rockville Lion of the year in 2002 and awarded a Melvin Jones fellowship in 2004, Dr. King serves as the Pre-school Vision Screening Program medical director for District 22-C. She is also an active participant in vision screenings offered by the 4-H at the Montgomery County Fair. Voted Maryland Optometrist of the Year in 1993, she still considers her greatest achievement to be meeting her husband, Kevin. Drs. King reside in Rockville with their spoiled rotten cats. In addition to Dr. King's busy professional service activities, she creates beautiful and award-winning cross-stitch and needlecrafts.
Dr. Kevin King
Dr. King is a native New Englander, having been born in Boston and raised in Maine. He received his undergraduate degree from Bates College. He obtained his Doctorate of Optometry in 1984 from the New England College of Optometry, where he was valedictorian. Dr. King then completed a residency in family practice optometry at the University of Alabama Birmingham, where he also met his wife. He is an active member of the local and national optometric associations, and is co-chair of the 4-H vision screening program at the Montgomery County Fair. Residing in Rockville, Dr. King is a board member of the local homeowners association. His avocations include golf, coin-collecting, rooting for the Red Sox, and playing with his cats.
Dr. Pennye Stammer Doud
Dr. Doud, born in New Mexico, refers to herself as a "retired military brat". After living throughout the Southeast, she settled in Maryland and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Doud received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she graduated with honors. At UHCO, she was elected to the Dean's List, was inducted into the Gold Key International Honor Society and the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Doud currently resides in Edgewater with her husband, Gregg and their two children, Abigail and Aidan. In between trying to keep up with the kids, Dr. Doud loves to garden, travel and goes on "golf dates" with her husband.
Dr. Donald S. Cohen
Dr. Cohen is a native of Washington, D.C. He attended both the University of Maryland and George Washington University before attending the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry to earn his doctorate degree. Before starting private practice, he served as an Optometric officer at the Keesler Air Force Base hospital in Mississippi. He is active member of the American Optometric Association as well as past Vice President of the Central Maryland Optometric Society. Dr. Cohen recently received the Optometric Recognition Award in continuing education. Dr. Cohen resides in Kensington. He enjoys his spare time playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren.
We are very proud of our professional staff, who will work together as a team to guide you through our office beginning with your initial call to the office. We invest a great deal in keeping our staff educated and up to date on the latest technical advances and products available in the industry!