Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates

5.0 / 5Overall Rating

1429 reviews

6231 Leesburg Pike Ste 608, Falls Church, VA 22044

(703) 534-3900

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Polite, efficient , professional

It was a real pleasure seeing Dr, Shah again. She is up front, highly professional and I am looking forward to the Laser surgery she is going to perform on my right eye.

Excellent examination. No waiting time. Friendly and helpful staff. Always enjoy meeting with Dr. McAteer.

The only thing that would improve the experience for me would be to have the dilation process go more quickly. It is so boring just sitting there waiting. Then I seem to spend the rest of the day dazzled!

My whole experience was wonderful from beginning to end. Receptionist was very kind, Dr. Oliver was the best opthamologist I've ever been to and her assistant was detailed and listened. Getting my prescription filled was easy and inexpensive with VSP.

Service was great and The staff was friendly and provided great care.

Efficient and made to feel comfortable.

The staff were capable and courteous. Dr. Oliver was, as usual, highly professional, giving me full confidence in the exam and in the upcoming cataract surgery. Staff were resourceful when the pharmacy I sent them to had changed their policies and didn't carry one of the prescriptions.

My routine checkup was on time and thorough. Both the associate and Dr. Mcateer were on time and provide a thorough checkup/

Excellent and personal attention from Dr. Sonya Shaw!

We had a great visit with Dr. Jeffery and we would highly recommend her and her team. They were organized, quick but patient, and they answered all our questions.

Worked to get me in on the same day I called!

very good experience friendly for a Doctors office on a Monday morning, and with me as the patient, not a long wait and took good care of me and out I went, that's how it should be.

Excellent treatment from the receptionist to the Dr

Very grateful for Dr. Oliver for examining my eyes with such close attention to possible TIA occurrences related to a recent heart catheterization procedure. She contacted my cardiac physician's office for a recommendation and was advised to send me to the ER, which she reported to me. It reinforces the feeling of dependability and careful attention to the patient's experience as expressed verbally.

Efficient and effective service — highly recommend! They answer all your questions.

As always, quick, thorough and efficient.

I felt very well informed and supported! Dr Oliver is great!

The office did a great job in getting me in for a same day appt. The tech was very nice and efficient and Dr. Oliver was professional, caring and helpful. Thank you!

no thanks

We were very pleased with the very professional & immediate attention that we received this morning, April 15, 2018. David & Joanie Dellefield

You were timely in seeing my husband and me.

Dr Tran quickly assessed my need and offered several solutions for me to choose from. I had a very positive experience.

Long wait time. Unable to perform one test that had been scheduled for that visit necessitating another appointment. Staff were great.

As usual, Dr. Oliver was patient, comforting and knowledgeable; I have already recommended her to others, including my wife. But as usual I had to wait FOREVER to see her -- literally an hour and three quarters after my appointment (which I think is a new record). I would hope that when the office is running SO FAR behind, someone would call patients and give them the opportunity to reschedule.

The level of service of provide keeps me coming back!

Dr Martin is always excellent--friendly, patient, knowledgeable, professional. I was impressed that you all were there so early the morning after the scary high winds. My wait time was short and everyone I interacted with was helpful and upbeat.

Very pleased with my first visit with Dr. Martin. He took his time and answered all my questions.

Excellent visit. Dr. McAllister performed a very thorough exam and took the time to carefully explain all my test results, plus offered additional recommendations for future eye health.

Learning that my eye pressure was 17 was a relief. Doctor Bruno suggested that I return to my one medication three times daily and I will begin that regime tomorrow. Sister Joanne Gonter

As always, a positive experience! I was in and out inside of an hour. I have been seeing Dr. Forster for years and an a happy patient.

I have been a patient of Dr. McAteer for many years. She is an outstanding Ophthalmologist. She performed my cataract surgeries a number of years ago and I couldn't be happier with the results. The surgeries went extremely well and the implants were perfect to correct my vision. Any eye problems I have ever had over the years, were immediately diagnosed and treatments were always appropriate and quickly effective, from eye drops to laser treatments. She is professional, extremely thorough with all aspects of examinations, caring, responsive and totally knowledgeable about the field -- she keeps up with the latest in any eye research/findings. I am blessed to have her as my Ophthalmologist!

The appointment met my expectations

Dr Ellis is terrific!

Dr. McAteer was pleasant and answered all questions. Overall.....a very good appointment!

Office staff person I spoke to by phone enabled me to make an appointment the same day at the location nearest to me. I was greeted with a nice "Welcome to our practice" when I arrived, I was taken to the exam room without delay, experienced a thorough exam and good explanation of my condition by Dr. Forster. Very pleased with the overall experience.

Thorough visual Field test; Dr. Oliver patiently went through all the details of my care and eye requirements. The appointment included eye dilation but took less then two hours with truly professional results. I highly recommend Northern Ophthalmology to anyone needing an ophthalmologist, not an optometrist. AND they have three locations for your convenience.

The visit was so easy. I was in and out. Dr. Bruno is great - she is personable and still so credible as an ophthalmologist (sp?) The office staff is super friendly, diligent in their processes and easy to work with.

Staff was helpful, service was timely and thorough.

We have patients of Dr. Forster for many years, he is a great doctor and were treated well through the entire orocess.

I love the doctor that I saw.....Everyone was profession and on time. Immaculate patient room.

Very helpful.

I love the way they take care my kids, love!

I love the way they take care my kids and the made them feel comfortable!

Dr. Oliver has been caring for my eyes for years. She caught and had fixed a detached retina. Without her prompt action, my sight would surely have been profoundly compromised. Dr. Oliver continues to be responsive to my concerns and gives me the very best of car. I'd recommend Dr. Oliver wholeheartedly!

Everything was great

Great job👍

People are good and supportive, nice place

Service was top notch. Surprised by a required payment at the end of the visit, although nothing unexpected occurred during the visit. Have never seen these types of charges before and was not provided with any paperwork except a receipt--without detailed description of treatment, medical codes, etc. Very unsettling.

Awesome doctor and staff. Can’t rave enough about how professional and welcoming and efficient they are.

Annual checkup went well


I called earlier this week with an eye infection and was given an appointment with Dr. McAteer within 2 days. The reception staff and assistant to Dr. McAteer were all very helpful and considerate.

The only problem was the long wait. Otherwise the service was excellent.

Very efficient and personable staff.

Always a treat to see Dr MCAteer!

Loved the way in which your staff “fully engaged” my child in the exam experience! Great explanations given as he was guided through the exam; wonderful equipment utilized; play area, and video equipment used to occupy the necessary wait time were great distractions! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND your practice to anyone needing a pediatric opthamologist!

Prompt, professional treatment and sound medical advice.

Excellent services from all the people I saw.

Dr. Oliver is thorough and professional. She addressed all of my questions and concerns. Great experience. I would recommend her.

Excellent visit with impressive exam, great assistant and excellent consult with Dr Bruno. I will return for future opthamolgy needs! Thank you!

Administrative staff was very nice. Dr. Bruno was friendly and personable. I will definitely stay with the practice!

Dr Bruno and staff were friendly and helpful

M.D. and technician were personable and professional.

Regular checkup for for the Diabetic patient. My experience is always very good. Everybody is kind, good & get a good Service.

It was a pleasure meeting with Dr Seidman and his staff today. This was a follow-up exam regarding strabismus surgery that I had a number of years ago. The surgery was successful, and I am eternally grateful to Dr. Seidman for improving the quality of my life.

Nurse and doctor both are great, keep up the good work!

Very efficient, professional and personable staff. Dr. Forester was fantastic as usual. The staff accommodated 3 family members within an hour long window which helped greatly in logistics. Thanks for a great doctor's office and visit!

Both Fernando and Dr.McAteer were very professional and also friendly. Both took the time to listen and answer questions. Registration staff also very good. I am a new patient and this was a most positive experience.

Everyone from the doctor on down is very courteous and extremely helpful. Such as, scheduling your next appointment when it is most helpful to you. My appointment was right on time.

All was good. Minimal wait. Exam results explained well

for check up, all nurse so friendly. thank you.

Very professional and courteous

Very informative and helpful visit. Everyone was courteous and friendly.

thank you for seeing me so quickly for a second opinion. To be able to get an appointment with Dr. Ellis on a same day notice was remarkable. I trust his opinion and am thankful that he gave it to me before I went out on a new road and perhaps opened myself for problems. I will see you again in August.

I was quite nervous about the appointment. I was having a problem with my eye and was expecting to hear of bad news. The appointment went well. The assistant and Dr. Forster were very kind and allayed my fears. I have recommended Dr. Forster to my sister.

Dr. McAteer is great. Today I needed YAG surgery and it went well. Everyone I spoke with was very friendly, and professional.

I was very satisfied with the service. All staff were cordial and Dr. Forster was great and thorough. I had good experience with my visit.

Fast, efficient and good rapport with Dr Forrester

Excellent service.

Excellent treatment by ophthalmologist. Walked me through the various steps in diagnosing the problem and came up with a plan for treatment. Good communication throughout.

Everything was great, from check-in to check-out. Dr. Shah was very thorough and informative. It seems to be a well-run office.

I was delighted to see Donna and Dr. Sonia on my visit. They put me at ease stepping me through the exam and also discussed with me the desirability of seeing a retina specialist before having an operation to treat my cataracts. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable visit.

Very thorough exam. Good bedside manner.

Love this practice. Everyone is wonderful!

Thank you Dr. Jeffery for all the years of careful attention and care for both boys. Both now old enough to go to adult docs.

Great staff and very caring and patient doctor (Dr. Morrison). Play area was stocked well to keepy daughter busy. For my daughter's first visit to here, everyone was really very friendly.

Receptionist was helpful, but Staff in back should be more personable & helpful. Doctor was excellent . Enjoyed over all but may be Staff in back should be more pleasant , helpful especially when somebody like my husband is disabled . Thanks


Everyone is very friendly and informed. No waiting for Dr. VuGia. Easy in and easy out. Nice experience.

Had to wait for 20 minutes after my scheduled appointment time however once I saw Dr. Martin, it was all worth it. He is very professional, spent time discussing his assessment and made me feel like I was the only one that mattered (although knew differently, as office was full of patients on a Friday afternoon at 4pm). Absolutely would recommend Dr. Martin and Northern Virginia Opthamology Associates!

Everyone is professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Jeffrey explains everything very well and takes time to answer questions. She is also great with kids.

My son had an injury at school to his left eye during recess. We were able to get in right away and as Dr. Jeffrey who gave a very thorough exam and I felt covered all basis and left me and my son reassured all was ok. Would definitely recommend practice and De. Jeffrey.

Everyone was very professional but kind with my 6 year old who had some anxiety around the visit.

Very happy with my visit and my Doctor!

Dr Ellis was great.

Staff is very generous and they handle kids very nice. As always, the doctor Amy Jeffery is so professional and answer the questions with patience.

All good

Dr. Bruno is a superb clinician. I appreciate her attention to detail, concise explanations, and accurate diagnosis. It is a pleasure to have her as our ophthalmologist.

Dr. Bruno is a terrific person to entrust you vision to her care. She is caring and never makes you feel in the way or rushes you. A treasure.

Dr. McAteer answered all questions and gave advice after exam.

Having the Ophthalmic Assistant do the basic eye readings is a real time saver for the doctor herself. Dr. McAteer was very thorough and took the time to answer some questions that I had. It was a good experience overall.

Very efficient and caring experience. Medical tech was focused and thorough, and a added to the smooth processing

Smooth from check in to check out. Everyone was friendly.

They fit me in at the last minute. They are very professional, and did a great job.

Nice Doctor

Was greeted by office staff immediately - very kind and responsive. Doctor was thorough and knowledgeable - worked as quickly as necessary.

Greeted upon arrival, seen promptly and courteously prepped by technician. Dr was prompt and thorough and carefully explained things and patiently reviewed our visit

The reception staff was very friendly and helpful. And Dr. Seidman was unbelievably kind, comforting to my toddler son, and informative and reassuring about my son's issue.

Very prompt, very pleasant, seems like a very well run operation.

Overall it was a good experience. My only complaint is that the technician Dilated my eyes without asking me first. She should have communicated what she was doing so that I was aware.

I love the way they took care of my daughter and and they treat her, very professional!

Excellent appointment, appointment on time, discussed vision issues with Dr. Martin.. All of my questions were answered by Dr. Martin. Staff polite.

All went well.

Good care

Nice, thorough dr and staff, but long wait.

Dr. Shah was very cordial, professional and efficient. I was very pleased with feedback.

My visit was very professional,, informative and met my needs.

All went well; everyone was attentive and gracious. The only complaint is to have a 9AM apt and be seen by the doctor closer to 9:45 is a little too long. You need to get your scheduling better arranged. I know Dr's time is precious; so are patients'! FYI I do have other Drs who are very much on time!

You were prompt and caring.

On time. Very thorough- the Dr explained what she was doing and the test results. She answered all my questions. Very professional.

Courteous, prompt, professional, informative. thanks.


I thought the examination was thorough. Dr. Oliver explained everything very well.

Good exam. Nice staff. Just a bit slow - took 90 minutes.


All good

Dr. Bruno is one of the most pleasant doctors I've met. She remembered me after 4 years of consultation (I was living abroad). Reception staff like Alfredo welcome you and truly make you feel at home. They even clarify all concerns regarding insurance coverage.

I arrived at 9:30 for a 9:30 appointment (i.e. late), but was seen immediately by front desk staff and by the technician within 3 minutes, who politely and efficiently performed her work-up and interview within another 5 minutes. I then waited, while pupil dilation occurred, for less than 5 minutes for Dr. Shah to come in. Thorough, efficient, polite, asked and answered questions. I was done and on my way out within 25 minutes. Excellent service and from my perspective, excellent medicine.

Great visit. Dr. Bruno and rest of staff were professional and appointment was kept on time.

The appointment wait time was short, the staff was efficient, and Dr. Martin was thorough and informative.

First visit since Dr. Rich retired. Like Dr. Martin a lot.

Staff always pleasant and helpful. Dr. Oliver is great and I have recommended her to friends.

I'm always impressed by the professionalism and concern of all the care givers: doctors, technicians and staff.

The. experience of my appointment today was wonderful. I felt in very capable hands in all aspects and was treated with great consideration. This is why I've been going to northern Virginia ophthalmology for well over 30+ years.

Doctor was lovely, the aide was super polite and I got in and out quickly. Very impressive

Everyone was professional and pleasant. I was very pleased. The only negative was that I did not see the doctor until 60 minutes after the appointment.

Tho the wait time was a bit long, Dr. Oliver is worth it! She is a compassionate and competent professional in every respect. Also commend the the staff for their communication and technical skills.

Everything was very satisfactory. We have been with your staff for many years and would not go anywhere else. Thank you.

Friendly, professional service by every member of the team. Felt very much like a valued patient/customer. I would recommend your office to my family and friends.

Excellent and professional eye checkup appt. with Dr. & tech.

Technician was very proficient in her work and had a pleasant attitude. Dr. Forster was also very pleasant and genuinely interested in me as a person, not just patient #3.

On time appt. Personable and professional staff. Physician expertise and "bedside manner" top notch.

Friendly. Explain medical conditions in easy to understand ways

Great doc, great staff, great waiting room.

Best office ever! We drive out of our way to ensure we come see Dr. Seidman and the staff! Very very happy and grateful for his amazing expertise and patience !

Very efficient staff at front desk and all staff very pleasant. No complaints. Brief wait in waiting room is appreciated.

Dr. Vu-Gia and her assistant Kay were excellent as always. We have been going to Dr. Vu-Gia for many years and have great confidence in her. She is always extremely helpful and professional. I couldn't recommend her more highly!

My experience was outstanding. I was greeted warmly at the front desk and given a minimum of paperwork to complete. In minutes, I was called by the technician who was personable and competent. Then the doctor examined me. He was friendly, professional and clearly explained everything to me. Overall, my impression from start to finish was excellent! And...I walked out 45 minutes after I walked in. Amazing!

I really like Dr Bruno. Staff are generally friendly and helpful. Always run late so I just expect it.

Really like dr shah

Prompt, professional, trustworthy

Nice people and very polite

V good

My answer is yes, but there were a few things that could be improved. First, I ended up waiting about 40 minutes from the time I signed in before I was seated in a room. The front desk did not seem to be minding what the patient experience was. I had to go up to the desk and ask why there was such a delay. Would it have been so much trouble for the front desk to alert patients if they are aware of a delay? The front desk should have a better sense of awareness. I have been a patient for a number of years and the front desk is definitely an area that could use more training. As for the assistant that measured my nearsightedness, I thought she seemed very rushed. Nothing seems to have changed in my prescription but I am not sure in the 10 minutes or less that she spent with me, a change would have been uncovered. In any event, there seem to be scheduling issues that need to be addressed. I did not show up late so I know I was not the cause.

Everyone was professional and made me feel welcomed!

Prompt appointment. On time with technician and doctor. Professional staff and clean offices. Doctor explain results of tests and you know you have the best care.

Pleasant staff. Professional.

Fast efficient. Love Dr McAteer.

I find that your practice is very profesional and have always has a pleasant experience coming to appointments.

We love Dr. Seidman.

Friendly staff; Dr. works very well with babies; Dr. was generous with his time to discuss exam results and future options; The office was easy to get to.

Registration as resetipn was prompt and courteous. The wait time was short. Moving from one station to other was without prolonged waits.

Great service year after year.

Office staff very professuonal and helpful. Love Doctor Tran.

On time, efficient and friendly.

I appreciated Dr. McAteer's assessment of my problem and her recommendations. My eyes are already feeling better after following her advice.

Dr. Martin and associates are thorough and professional. We have been patients for years and continue to have confidence in his advice.

Everyone was courteous and prompt. Always enjoy a brief conversation with Dr. John Martin, a true gentleman and a genuine professional!

Reception was pleasant and fast. Opthomology tech (Donna) was calm and efficient. Most of all, Dr Martin is very good about explaining what is going on w my eyes

We waited 45 minutes to be seen only to then have my sons' eyes dilated and have to wait an additional 30 for the medicine to work. Such an inefficient way to do that!!! It was such a waste of my time to be in the office for 1.5 hours and be seen by nurses and doctors for about 15 mins of that time. If this becomes the regular manner of visit, I will switch practices.

The personnel couldn't be more courteous or helpful. They are extremely knowledgeable as well. I love the doctors! Your eyes are their priority as is your personal concerns.

The entire staff was pleasant and efficient My appointment started on time and I had all my questions answered.

Treated well by people who obviously are well trained and love what they do.

No issues at all.

Thank you for the prompt and pleasant check-in (Alfredo) and checkout (Melissa), and for Dr. McAteer's good care as always.

I have a Great Doctor (John Martin) and will stick with him. But the office staff support needs to improve. 1- I am disappointed that the staff did not call to remind of appointment. 2- Started late 0810, and took another patient first for pre-exam ahead of me and when I asked front desk, his explanation was to shrug and say, "it must have been an emergency. Clearly their was no emergency 3- I would also take this opportunity to suggest lowering the office music.

very fine convivial interaction with patient causing a delightful experience

Great service !

The exam was very thorough

The doctor was very helpful and explained to me, in terms I could understand,what was going on with my vision and eyes. He told me what to do and hopefully it would ease up. I have a follow up appointment in three weeks to see if things were improving.

I did not have to sit around waiting. Staff was friendly and efficient.

Fernando was friendly and efficient. Dr mcateer is always perfect

I was taken promptly. The technician was professional. Dr. McAteer, as usual, was pleasant, caring and thorough.

Good visit. Staff very curteous, helpful.

Dr. McAteer is fabulous

Front desk staff helpful and friendly. Technicians kind and professional. Dr. McAteer is GREAT!

Everything went smoothly from check-in through check-out. Nicely done.

very on time and friendly pre-exam....Doctor McAteer was her usual nice and efficient self....Good info from the doc about glasses and also vitamins....nice visit as always, thanks

Excellent in every way!

I was tended to very quickly. Got my questions answered. I'm glad because this was a routine appointment, and everything was taken care of in a very timely manner.

Friendly knowledgeable staff. No real wait and I was able in get in for my appt alittle early since I needed to get to work. Dr Shaw was personable and very knowledgeable. I've been going to this practice over 25 years!

The appointment was fast. The office staff were helpful. I would recommend this place. However if they should inform patients ahead of their visit about the effects of the eye drops to dilate the eyes . After the drops I was not able to see clearly and restricted me from driving. I waited for almost two hours after my appointment for the visibility to be better so that I felt safe driving. If they had informed me earlier then I could have made necessary arrangements.

No waiting time. Very pleasant staff. Great confidence in dr mac

nice office, friendly staff, efficient appointment

I was seen on time and the doctor was very efficient in diagnosing and managing the problem.

Dr. McAteer, as usual, was excellent in her manner of patient care. Fernando, the ophthalmic technician, was very professional and efficient.

Both the doctor and assistant were very pleasant, patient, and thoughtful. There was no stress in the situation at all. Thank you.

Took me in soon after my appointment time

The office is very professional. I have complete confidence in the doctors.

Appointment time was reasonably kept and the visit was completed efficiently.

Excellent staff on this visit.

The person who evaluated me before Dr. Bruno saw me was very friendly and explained everything she was doing. Dr. Bruno was very thorough and very pleasant during the examination. Dr. Bruno is an excellent doctor.

The receptionist was very helpful and found out a great deal of information for me.

The office environment is pleasant and clean. The wait time is short. The staff are polite, friendly and helpful. Fernando who performed the first couple of test is knowledgeable and competent. My husband and I are very happy with Dr. McAteer. She is soft spoken, makes one feel at ease and inspired confidence and professionalism. She is extremely thorough in her exam and fully answers all questions.

Good doctors, good facility

The receptionist was polite and efficient, the pre-exam was quick, the examination room was clean and comfortable, and Dr. Shah was courteous and professional.

I went in for my 1 year bilateral cataract post-op exam and was in and out after a thorough but brief visit with Dr. McAteer. I would recommend your practice to anyone.

The staff was very welcoming and professional.

I felt comfortable with the staffs experience and would recommend to others.

Annual checkup. Everything on time. Dr.. Forster - the best.

Ive been with the office for more than 25 years. The quality of care has always been very good, I am satisfied with my doctor. The staff has always been cordial and efficient. The office manager is absolutely delightful.

I was totally pleased with my visit to your office.

Was extremely satisfied.

Very pleasant and efficient staff. Dr Oliver was very nice and reassuring.

The highlight of my visit was when Dr. Bruno gently pulled up my mega-brows to open my eyes wider for her inspection.

The apppointment was timely and satisfying. No excessive paperwork was needed and the appointment went as scheduled.


Good attentive assistants with necessary expertise; typically not long waits for signing in and out and to see doctor; very good medical care particularly from Dr. Martin; very good at explaining conditions and treatment

I have been a patient of Dr. Martin since moving here 6 years ago. My experiences in his office have all been outstanding and I highly recommend him for his knowledge and caring. My experiences with his staff have been very good as well.

Easy visit. Very professional.

While there's always a wait in this practice, I trust the doctor and feel the care and professionalism are worth the wait.

Pleasant staff and of course Dr. Martin was very professional while also being friendly. He took the time to answer my questions and did not try to rush me out after the exam.

An Addendum: My preference for the way to address me, below. (The way I use my US name reflects the traditional Vietnamese traditional naming system.) My full name is Nguyen Minh CHAU -- with CHAU being my last name (NOT Nguyen), and I slash use "Chau" as a nickname.) I would prefer the following forms of address: -- Very formally: Ms. Nguyen Minh CHAU -- Formally: Nguyen Minh CHAU -- Short formal: Ms. CHAU -- Informally: "Chau" (The "Nguyen Minh" or "Nguyen" should not be used to address me.) Thank you for your understanding and correction in your records. nmc

Office staff very nice and efficient. Great experience without feeling rushed.

I had a thorough good checkup..

The office visit was uneventful (a plus!) and professional. No one (techs or doctor) was acting rushed. They listened to the answers I gave to the questions they asked, and even tried to smile at my sad excuses for jokes. No bad news was given--on the other hand, no miraculous cures were announced either. At my age, breakeven is a win.

Timely good service

No long wait ,an attentive technician and it was a pleasure to meet, and be treated by, Dr. Forster.

I liked honesty and directness of dr marten. I will return and recommend to friends.

Everything, feel very comfortable and relaxed being a patient there. Thank you

Efficient and courteous staff. Great doctors

On time, efficient, answered questions, gave me time to make decisions during eye exam

I have been going to Dr. McAteer for years because of her professionalism and knowledge.

For years, Dr. Tran has handled my contact lens needs She works with you until it is right. Recently, she came through with another difficult fitting.

Today you substantiated insurance documents in a timely manner. The technician Fernando was very efficient and pleasant. Dr. McAteer was educational about my issues, and had only good news.What's not to like? Ann Stretch

A+ overall

We really like Dr Forster, and the staff were very nice. Only suggestion I'd offer is remind patients at checkout too about getting the disposable sunglasses there before leaving. We forgot them. Fortunately the shade was on the outside of the building and we had coupon sunglasses in the car that fit mom's glasses, so it worked out.

A good experience. Very competent people.

Professional, complete careful exam. Recommended other professional people from another field for follow up. Very happy this person is going to be my new eye doctor. A+

Very nice appointment, excellent care and customer service.

seen on time; good quality medical care; questions answered

The reception staff was efficient and helpful. Dr. Oliver was very thorough (which might explain why she was running st least 25 minutes behind schedule.)

You all were AMAZING with my 3.5 yr old son!!! He has SPD and I was worried he would not cooperate, but you all were fabulous. You know children! Bravo!

The doctor and techician were extremely pleasant and communicative. The machines were not as intrusive as I've experienced at other offices. Great visit.

The Doctor and the workers were supper. Thank you for caring.

Excellent service from my sister, Mary Beth, who took me on short notice because I had sudden blurred vision in one eye. She corrected the problem promptly with the laser. Mary Beth is not only a great sister, she is an excellent doctor! NVOA also has very nice and courteous front desk staff.

I was seen on time and everything was very good. I'm very satisfied with the office, staff, and Dr. McAllister. Thank you.

The medical care for my eyes has always been excellent.

Excellent patient and customer service. Was great at helping my 9 yr old feel comfortable. Great pediatric ophthalmologist practice.

Dr McAfeer is thorough, insightful and attends her patients with unfailing good humor I highly recommend her for any opthmalogic needs Her staff are equally professional

The timing of the appointment and the professionalism of the staff was A+.

As always, front desk very friendly and helpful. Technician was very friendly and knowledgeable. Always look forward to seeing Dr McAteer.

My appointment with Dr. Shah went very well. Getting appointment, the check in process, the preparation with Christine and my session with the doctor were all handled promptly and professionally.

I have been coming to your office for 11 years and always have a good experience so I will keep coming back.

Dr. Oliver was very nice and calm. Explained very well on the next step and staff was very friendly.

Excellent office visit with Dr Martin, assisted by Ambrosia. Thanks.

Long wait time between dilating eyes and being seen by the ophthalmologist

Speedy and professional treatment

Dr Forester is really friendly and willing to take the time to answer all questions. Tiana in the optician area was fabulous. She was thoughtful and creative making sure that I would get glasses I will love.

Dr. Shah was very knowledgeable and kind.

Efficient, courteous and on time. Thank you.

Efficient. Just recommended you to a friend.

Everything I've been bringing my daughter there since 10 years and I highly recommend yous to all my friends and family

it was great that you saw my sister and me ON-TIME and even a little before our actual appointment time. In the past, we've had to wait a good 30 mins after our appointment time. So it was nice not having to wait.

Everything was fine

From the receptionist to the doctor, everything was thoroughly professional and friendly.

Extremely professional!

Good communication! Both doctor and assistant. Very efficient, too. Thanks!

Very pleasant experience. Office was run efficiently. I was able to leave after just one hour.

My appointment, timely as ever, was very pleasant. The precheck and examination were done very well - - it is always an excellent experience to be with Dr. McAteer. Thank you to her and her fine assistant for their professionalism and expertise. Most sincerely, M.R.

Excellent routine eye exam.

I was seen earlier than my appointment time. Dr. Vu-Gia is always nice and answers all my questions

The staff was courteous and professional and the examination was conducted in an efficient manner

Greeted cordially, all questions answered, efficient exams, etc. Lovely!

Good visit as usual.

Great service and exam. Dr. Forster is very proficient.

Very kind and efficient

great service usually the wait times are very long but this time just long

Dr Oliver was very thorough with her exam and addressed all of my concerns and questions. I dont think the assistant relayed my concerns to the Dr. because I had to ask about them before the exam was over.

Dr Martin was outstanding as usual. He is an invaluable asset to your practice.

Received very informative and satisfactory explanation on my eye condition from the Dr. Had a good annual check-up..

This was my first visit, and I was very happy with the assistance I had from all the staff in getting me organized, and I was very happy with he doctor I saw, who explained clearly what was going to happen. It was a very good experience.

Check in with staff was easy and efficient. Professional care during visit.

Great Doctor, Very personal. And gets along outstanding with patients. Was very impressed by his manner and honesty. Would recommend Dr McAllester to all. Explained everything to both My wife Suzanne and me ( John) .

Quick wait time, kind staff and great communication from attentive and very knowledgeable doctor. Would highly recommend.


Everything and everybody pleasant and professional.

The exam was thorough and professional.

Front desk was efficient and friendly. Technician was thorough and explained what she was doing. Dr. McAteer was great, as always.

The office decor was up to date. The front desk staff was very pleasant and very profesional. I was seen on time. The technician was very thorough and very pleasant. Dr. McAteer likewise was very thorough very pleasant and answered all my questions. I was confident that I had the right diagnosis when I left. I will return. I am a dentist and my vision is of utmost importance to me. Thank you for a great experience!!

Great staff and Dr. Shah is fantastic. Everything is explained in detail and time is taken to understand patient needs. Very kind people with a well organized office.

Pleasant, competent staff. Exceptional eye care. Been going here for over 35 years.

Always a pleasant experience. Dr Vu-Gia is professional, warm and very capable.

Courteous friendly, and knowledgeable staff. Really good visit.

I visited your office today (4/21/2017) and the services were excellent. I have nothing negative to say about my appointment. Doris Newell

On time, very efficient and effective visit for me. The examination went smoothly and I was explained the details of the findings and the next steps very clearly.

Great an d friendly staff. Efficient and professional

Efficient, professional, knowledgeable.

Everyone was very nice and the paperwork was easy to fill out. I did not have to wait long to get into see the doctor and the doctor did not recommend expensive eye drops but gave me a list of over the counter eye drops and explained how often I should use them and one else I could do for my dry eye problem.

Excellent MD and staff, including optical services.

There is always minimum 1 how wait before we see the doctor. Today, eyes dilated after an hour, then an added 30 min to see the doc. We only go back because a good doc.

My apt was on time and all were helpful in the office.

Everything was on time, personnel were very pleasant. Dr. Shah is amazing; I'm so lucky to have been referred to her.

Very professional and courteous service

Very friendly staff. Appointment was on time and efficient. Dr. Shah answered all my questions and was very friendly.

Pleasant front office experience. Feel that exam was well done; information shared about condition and need for surgery well explained by physician and his assistant.

Everyone was very professional and nice.

As always, I received excellent care from both Dr. Oliver, Fernando, and the receptionist.

Love the doctor but one visual field and brief visit with doctor took 2 hours 15 minutes.

Great job, professional people, friendly environment and I recommend them to my relatives and friends!

My visit was great. Dr. MARTIN IS ALWAYS GREAT. The wait time was minimal and the staff are always pleasant and customer oriented.

Dr. Vu-Gia is so thorough, responsive, professional and a delightful person. I look forward to our visit each year!

I had a good experience with Doctor Oliver this morning, she was very much present to service all my questions in a caring, knowledgeable, and professional manner.

I got all the information I needed to take care of the problem I was having. I had no idea what was wrong, and it appears that it was not complicated and easy to treat. Simple answers are best after all.

Friendly and courteous. Provide a comfortable setting. Easy to talk to provider. Good listening. Felt more like I was working with the doctor instead of being told what to do.

not too long of a wait; dr. was very thorough in the exam

Really appreciated the time and care the doctor showed. Much improved over my last experience elsewhere! Thank you! All the staff was kind and courteous.

Great visit all questions answered

A great visit with Dr. Forster. He is such a mench!

Everyone was great, very timely, professional and informative.

I have been coming to this practice for 40 years. Love them especially Dr Vu-Gia and her assistant Kay!!!

Courteous receptionists and excellent and patient vision assistant & opthamalogist

Very good visit with Dr McAteer as always. She is skilled, thorough, professional, and personable. Excellent support staff.

On long waits.

Entire process - starting with booking an appointment, receiving reminders and actual ofrice visit was smooth, timely and positive. All staff I encountered were polite, pleasant and competent. Dr. Forrester introduced himself with a hand shake, and answered all my questions thoroughly. Very good patient relations!

Was taken before my appointment time and seen promptly and with courteous attention.

I was seen promptly. Dr. Forster explained my condition and options clearly.

Entire appointment went smoothly

When I arrived, I had an appt. but there was no record of it on the system. The receptionist handled it very well, found a time slot for me and I was leaving the office in less than an hour, having seen the doctor. Well done!

Excellent prompt service. Very efficient

Great job as usual.

I have ben a satisfied patient for a number of years.

The office staff is very nice and helpful. The ophthalmology assistants were very professional and helpful as well. Good rapport with them and Dr. Forster. Information after the exam was helpful. All in all a good experience. I am a long-time patient in this office.

Prompt and courteous care.

Very efficient, in and out in no time, met at scheduled appointment time, no waiting. Very personable staff. I will return next year for my annual check-up.

My experience was great all employees were courteous and friendly in the office was super clean. Dr. Oliver was very professional she is A1. I will see you guys next year thank you so much your friend Bruce wanzer

Appointment on time and friendly and professional staff.

Thank you for giving me a thorough eye check up yesterday. I appreciate your outstanding service for my old eyes.

Wait time too long. Front desk too busy with phone calls, check in, check out. Everyone including Dr. Martin very polite and efficient.

On-time and efficient. Very pleasant staff. Exam information well presented.

We had a satisfactory visit with Dr Bruno today. Our waiting time was reasonable, the exam was thorough. Everyone was kind and friendly. Thank you for your excellent care. Pat Freeman

Your office is very efficient and Dr. Bruno is fabulous!

I have received excellent services for my eye appointment today. Dr. McAteer and the staff are all very kind and considerate. I appreciate very much. Today is Feb.27, 2017

Everything went smoothly. I really like Dr Tran.

I've mostly been served by Dr. John Martin. However, Dr. Bruno and Dr. Rich also treated me for particular urgent problems when Dr. Martin was not available. My care with all three physicians has been excellent. I moved to the No. Va. area in 2005. Dr. Martin has been my ophthalmologist since I moved here. My wife, Susan Post, saw him just after we arrived in the area and recommended him to me. I had an existing condition due to a hemorrhage in my retina several years before moving here, and my ophthalmologist at Los Alamos strongly suggested that I have my eyes checked every year to see if there was any change. There hasn't been. I would recommend Dr. Martin and your practice to others if asked.

I have been waiting over an hour just to see the doctor. I am still here and I have yet to see him

The doctors and the staff are outstanding. I have most experience with Dr Vu-Gia and Dr McAllister who are excellent. Kay is great, and all staff are knowledgeable and helpful. A+

Professional and thourogh

Was seen promptly and am appreciative of Dr. McAteer and staff's competence during my eye exam.

Everyone was friendly and professional during my visit.

Very good visit. Great doctors and staff.

Dr. Martin was great. Very professional, very forthright, and answered all questions. Have extremely high confidence in him.

Every one was so friendly and helpful. I really appreciatedon't the care.

Have 100% confidence in Dr. Martin's professional knowledge, judgement, and Recommemdstions. Also liked the thoroughness of testing done by his assistant (sorry, but do not recall her name.).

Wait time was more than an hour. Took 2 hours to complete the visit. Please provide Wifi so that while waiting parents could attest work and not loose pay. Doctor is extremely good and recommend to anyone .

Overall it was just fine but I will say having a technician who is better suited to small talk and have friendly conversation with your patients might help the overall feeling of the office. I was greeted with a very friendly front desk staff member and the doctor was great. Our tech, Kristina, was fine with my child but not into small or friendly talk with me as the parent at all. Perhaps I'm used to our pediatrician's office where everyone is super friendly and I love it.

Great service as always

Reception was polite and prepared with my personal forms printed. Dr. Forster's assistant was personable and efficient. Today's appointment with Dr. Forster is my first since Dr. Rich's leave taking. I am comfortable and impressed. Best of all everything moved along smartly.

Reception was quite efficient and hospitable. My initial evaluation done by the Doctor's assistant was friendly as well as informative. Dr. McAtee took her time with me, I did not feel that she was rushing off to her next patient, which is often the case. She let me know exactly what she was doing and what to expect. She also did not pressure me, she left it up to me to decide cataract surgery and/or to have a new prescription filled. She described the procedures/outcomes, etc. and gave insight as to what to expect. Also, inquiring about my personal well-being. I was very pleased with the visit.

Very professional and thoughtful interactions Thank you

Dr. Martin was warm & thorough & pointed out that I should come in quarterly due to medication I take, so I made next appointment. Plus receptionist explained procedures & copay clearly. Thanks. Hara Ann Bouganim

I am happy with the efficiency, and that I had no long waits.

Very good impression with the medical practitioner, simple but good explanations, concise, to the point. Nice at reception, staff, place. Easy parking.

Thorough exam. Very professional.

Dr Forster is great...everyone was on time as well. suggest you check your data base as i received 2 survey requests....thanks.

Dr Mc allister is great everyone else was very helpful

I have been a patient here for a number of years and see Dr. Vu-Gia and her assistant Kay every year to check my contact lenses and for any medical issues. They are always so delightful -- cheerful, pleasant and professional. Dr. Vu-Gia never rushes my visit, always invites questions and answers all questions fully. Kay has also taken wonderful care of me whenever I have lost a lens and needed a replacement.

Dr. Shah was recommended to me, and I am very happy to have her as my ophthalmologist now. All personnel were helpful and pleasant.

Superb as usual. Thanks!

Thanks for a great visit. Dr. Martin is the best!

Efficient exam. Everyone in the office was very friendly. Dr. Oliver showed interest and l never felt rushed.

I amnot a computer person, but I really like Dr Vu Gia and have already recommended her to my daughter!

Very nice efficient office. My first visit and I was pleased with Dr. Martin.

Always positive experience - great support staff and doctors.

Easy to schedule, pleasant staff and very helpful optometrist who took time to carefully and fully answer all of my questions.

I had a good experience with my visit. All the staff was friendly and professional, and I feel well taken care of.

The wait to see the doctor was longer than usual but it was not a big problem. Dr. Martin was thorough in his examination.

Dr. Shah was very helpful in providing a second opinion regarding a contested diagnosis and in clearly explaining treatment options. Highly professional support was also provided by both administrative and technical personnel.

very competent, courteous and helpful staff. Among many optomologists there, I visited Dr. Martin. He is very thorough, careful and gentle and knows his work well. I and my husband are so glad to be treated by him.

Very nice doctors and nice, helpful staff. A very long wait.


Reception - Very good. Gentlemen behind counter was polite and efficient. Nurse - Very professional. Inspired confidence, organized. Doctor Forster - Professional, good communications skills. Honest prognosis (no surgery yet). Had 8:15 appointment. Arrived at 8:00. Was not seen until 8:45. Not sure what the issue was so early in the morning but would have like to been advised of delay after 15 minutes. Not a show stopper.

The staff were very professional and welcoming. Dr. Forster is one of the few doctors I look forward to seeing (he is not just knowledgeable but so very kind and warm). Lastly, the fact that there was no waiting time was wonderful.

Both the Assistant and the Doctor were thorough and patient. Thanks.

Very professional and friendly attention by both the technician and Dr. Shah.

Professional and thorough experience. Staff very courteous and helpful. Dr. Bruno is exceptional and always reassuring.

excellent. will miss Dr. Rich. Hope he enjoys retirement. thanks

Consistently excellent care for many years. Staff always polite and helpful. Have recommended this practice to others and certainly would again. Dr. Rich has been wonderful in so many ways and will be greatly missed!

Great experience. Top notch staff and dr mackateer is great

Desk personnel are friendly and polite. Dr. Bruno is wonderful! Explains things well, very sympathetic and shows a great interest in her patient. After a couple visits, one feels as if she is a friend as well as one's doctor.

Despite a very busy schedule, I was welcomed as a valued patient and made to feel very much at home. I appreciate the way that everyone in the office, doctor included, made me feel as if I was the only visitor that day.

Very satisfactory visit. Friendly atmosphere even with a sudden emergency which was handled efficiently.

Terrific - thx

Was very professional & efficent.


Excellent professional care from my new ophthalmologist, Dr. Bruno. Cordial and friendly as well. Thank you! Inês Ulsh

I have been impressed with Dr. Oliver since my first encounter with her several years(6?) ago. She is competent, very professional and, what is especially nice, she remembers you. Thank you Doctor.

You have a very well run office, with good medical care. But this is not something I want to go on any social media about. I think that is silly.

Dr. Rich is the best! We will miss him and wish him well in retirement.

Professional staff, ON TIME! Thank you.

Quick, friendly, good service!

Everyone was very pleasant and nice!!! Came out of visit with Dr. Mcateer feeling a since of she really cares about her patients!!! Thank u all got a very nice visit!!!!

Excellent technician and always a pleasure to see Dr. Martin.

First time in Falls Church office, a Fairfax client...very impressed from reception to discharge. Well done and thank you.

On time appointment

Excellent and understanding care for my son with special needs.

I am always very pleased with the care Dr Mcateer gives me. She takes her time with me explaining everything. She is the best and I would highly recommend her .

Very excellent and professional. They were kind and treted my daughter and i with care I really like how they are good listeners & gave perfect exams that convince me that my daughter is in good hands.

Good visit!

Got called promptly,and the staff are very pleasant.

Outstanding care and service. Outstanding office!

We experienced excellent care and tests from Dr Martin and others as needed. Really outstanding! Have a great Holiday Season. Fred & Ellen Griffee

When we checked in, we were fully briefed on what would and would not be covered by insurance. We were quickly taken in to be seen by the assistant and then Dr. Jeffrey. The appointment was efficient and Dr. Jeffrey explained everything clearly to both the patient (9 yrs old) and mother. Check out was equally fast and smooth. Overall a terrific experience. Keep up the great work.

Took time to assess my problems.

Great visit, both Fernando and Dr. McAlister were great to work with!

As always my experience with NOVA Opthamology is pleasant and stressless. Dr. Vu-Gia is a wonderful extremely knowledgeable doctor and I look forward to seeing her once a year!

It was an overall positive experience. I will very much miss Dr. Rich.

Comments are easy to understand and clearly written - important to know since diabetes has many serious side effects. Informative and educational!

Dr. Shah was lovely. I was however quite surprised and annoyed that I had an out of pockets $55 refraction charge. Never happened before in any annual exam. Refraction was simply part of a complete eye exam. Perhaps I had been given professional courtesy before. Regardless, disappointing. Steve Dubansky

Dr. Vu-Gia is terrific. I admire her manner, personality, professionalism, and knowledge. She and Kay make a great team. The office is first rate.

Dr. Vugia was very good, very helpful, very professional.

Dr VuGia is amazing. She and her staff spend the time to discuss your concerns and come up with solutions. Top notch group.

The front office staff was friendly and efficient. Dr. Rich, as always, was the best.

Friendly yet extremely professional, first rate care.

Great appointment with Dr. Rich. Best wishes to him for a wonderful retirement! (Hate to see him go). Ambrosia and Erica (?) at the front desk were pleasant and helpful. I look forward to future appointments with Dr. Shah.

Dr. McAllister was very helpful and concerned, and his recommendations may have major impact on my health in the near future. For this I am grateful. This is the reason I go to ophthalmologists in general, and your practice in particular.

Staff was efficient and the doctor was genial and professional at the same time. I left confident I knew the status of my eye health & what I should do to monitor it.

Very professional operation. However, I had to wait for 40 minutes (55 if you include the 15 minutes early that I arrived) for my appointment. Unacceptable! Babysitters are not cheap and sometimes not flexible on time. I am hoping that this is a one-time occurrence.

My visit went fine. Thank you for courteous service.

Very professional. Dr. Oliver was recommended by our family physician, Dr. Havert. We respect Dr. Havert immensely, so her recommendation is most valuable and appears to be spot on.

In my experience, NVOA is and has always has been a very caring and well run office, extremely well organized at all levels and very welcoming and friendly to those who are its patients.

As always a very pleasant experience.

The doctor is always running late. I would appreciate a call next time. We have to wait 45 minutes or more every time we come.

My experience with Dr. Rich was excellent-beyond compare. Unfortunately he is retiring, and I wonder if I can find a doctor as dedicated, knowledgeable, professional and caring in the future. The optholomogy tech was also professional, skillful and cordial.

Everyone was efficient and nice.

Great visit from check-in to check-out

Good visit, the Dr. made a thorough examination and then answered all my questions and explained the significance of the results.

Do not use Yelp or the other electroncmedium listed

It was my first yearly visit with Dr. Marten who was very caring and helpful. I took me in as his patient. He talked about some test in 4 months which was not scheduled by the front desk. I will call to schedule it. I completed the form to transfer my records from my previous doctor. It was good experience.

Appointment went well..good news from the Doctor. Thanks


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