Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates
LOCATIONS

FALLS CHURCH 6231 Leesburg Pike, #608
Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: 703.534.3900
Fax: 703.536.3729
Map & Directions

FAIRFAX Fifty West Corporate Center
3975 Fair Ridge Drive
Suite 100 S (South Lobby)
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 703.620.2701
Fax: 703.620.5907
Note: Parking garage is behind building. For easiest access park on upper level and follow signs for South Lobby.
Map & Directions

ALEXANDRIA Metro Park V
6363 Walker Lane, Suite 150
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: 703.922.0906
Fax: 703.347.6369
Map & Directions

BILLING OFFICE Phone: 703.534.3137
Fax: 703.237.8923

OUR DOCTORS

William L. Rich III, M.D.
Ophthalmology

David J. Seidman, M.D.
Pediatric Ophthalmology
& Strabismus

Mary Beth McAteer, M.D.
Ophthalmology

David J. Forster, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Uveitis

John P. Martin, M.D.
Ophthalmology

Jessica E. Oliver, M.D., M.P.H.
Ophthalmology
Glaucoma

Christina Bruno, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Glaucoma

Forrest J. Ellis, M.D.
Pediatric Ophthalmology
& Adult Strabismus
Oculoplastic Surgery

Amy Jeffery, M.D.
Pediatric Ophthalmology
& Adult Strabismus

Cathy Vu-Gia, O.D.
Contact Lenses

Ha-Phuong Tran, O.D.
Contact Lenses

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service

In our group there are three fellowship trained Pediatric ophthalmologists (Eye MDs):

David J. Seidman, M.D.
Forrest J. Ellis, M.D. *
Amy Jeffery, M.D. *

Pediatric ophthalmologists are medical and surgical doctors who specialize in the eye problems of children.  In particular, vision develops in the brain until about age 9 years and can be affected by eyes that are not straight or do not focus correctly.  A child can grow up with good vision in each eye if these problems are caught early, treated and maintained.

All ophthalmologists have some training in children’s eye problems, but the pediatric ophthalmologist has had additional training and practice in examining children and caring for their eye problems.  Only ophthalmologists are trained and licensed to manage and treat the entire spectrum of eye conditions and diseases.  If your primary care doctor suggests that your child have his or her eyes checked, a pediatric ophthalmologist will have the greatest knowledge of the possible conditions and the greatest experience in examining children effectively.

*Dr, Jeffery is also fellowship trained in Neuro-ophthalmology and Dr. Ellis is fellowship trained in ophthalmic plastic, orbital and reconstructive surgery

Adult strabismus

Our pediatric ophthalmologists also treat adult patients with eye misalignment or double vision. Correction  with prisms, glasses or surgery is employed in the treatment of these conditions.  When surgery is performed, our team has extensive experience in the most complex forms of strabismus and strabismus surgical techniques including the use of adjustable sutures.

Planning your visit

Assume  90 minutes for an appointment if you are a new patient or if your eyes will be dilated
Most new patients and yearly exams will involve pupil dilation with drops that will blur near vision.  Depending on several variables, the pupils may still be somewhat dilated the next day. This will resolve, usually within 24 hours of the appointment.

 

Some of the many conditions we evaluate and treat: For further information regarding pediatric eye care issues go to www.AAPOS.org

 

If your doctor suggested surgery please call:
Gabriela Fernandez
Pediatric Surgery Coordinator
Phone: 703.534.3964 or 703.534.3900
Fax: 703.536.3729