- Hope F. Snively, O.D.
- Linda Miller, O.D.
- Theodora Vroustouris, O.D.
- Keith Smithson, O.D.
- Sapho Doan, O.D.
- Robert Sparrenberger, O.D.
- Christina Giles, O.D.
Hope F. Snively, O.D.
Dr. Snively has been practicing Optometry in Northern Virginia for 33 years. An Illinois native, she graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. She is an alumnus of Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she did internships at the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota and the Lynch Pediatric Unit of the Eye Institute of PCO. Dr. Snively has been a clinical investigator for contact lens companies including Vistakon, Bausch and Lomb and Alcon. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association and the Northern Virginia Optometric Society. Dr. Snively specializes in the fitting of contact lenses, the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases and the co-management of laser refractive surgery. Dr. Snively had LASIK in 1999 and is currently seeing 20/20. She is a mother with four grown children and enjoys reading books, gardening and watching ice hockey.
Dr. Snively currently sees patients in Reston.
Linda Miller, O.D.
Dr. Miller graduated from St. Francis College with a Bachelor of Science degree as a physician’s assistant. After several years in practice, Dr. Miller earned her doctorate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Following a contact lens internship in the office of Drs. Snyder and Snively, she joined the practice. Dr. Miller has served as a clinical investigator in contact lens studies for Johnson and Johnson, Wesley Jessen, Ciba Vision and Bausch and Lomb. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Virginia Optometric Association. Dr. Miller is experienced in the co-management of cataracts, glaucoma, LASIK and other forms of laser eye surgery. Her specialties include contact lenses, pediatrics and the diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment diseases.
Theodora Vroustouris, O.D.
Dr. Vroustouris was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University and her doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Vroustouris completed a residency in primary care at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Virginia Optometric Association. She has received specialized training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, dry eyes, posterior segment retinal diseases as well as the pre and post operative co-management of cataracts. Dr. Vroustouris is highly experienced in the pre and post-operative care of patients undergoing LASIK and other forms of laser eye surgery.
Keith Smithson, O.D.
Dr. Smithson is the Director of Visual Performance for the Washington Nationals, the team Optometrist for the Washington Wizards, Spirit, Mystics and D.C. United, and Sports Vision Consultant for the Washington Redskins and Washington Capitals. Dr. Smithson offers sports vision consultations for serious athletes of all ages who are seeking an extra edge in athletic performance through vision enhancement. He also conducts visual and perceptual testing for children experiencing difficulty in school, and for adults with computer vision eyestrain or focusing problems. Dr. Smithson is an industry leader in the evaluation and treatment of post-concussion vision syndrome. Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry utilizes the newest technology to address vision related issues post concussion. Dr. Smithson is the chair-elect of the Sports and Performance Vision Committee of the American Optometric Association and a member of the Virginia Optometric Association. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Sapho Doan, O.D.
Dr. Doan was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her doctorate degree cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Doan received training in ocular pathology and low vision care through her internships at Capital Eye Consultants, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. She specializes in family practice optometry including contact lens fittings, the treatment and management of ocular diseases, low vision evaluations and refractive surgery co-management. Dr. Doan is fluent in Vietnamese. She is a member of the American and Virginia Optometric Associations.
Robert Sparrenberger, O.D.
Dr. Sparrenberger received his Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude from Western Kentucky University and his doctorate from the Indiana School of Optometry. His specialties include contact lenses, cataract post-operative care, glaucoma diagnosis and management, and family practice optometry. Dr. Sparrenberger has been recognized by Johnson and Johnson for his excellence in contact lens patient care. He was honored as the 2010 Vanguard of the Year by the Virginia Optometric Association. Dr. Sparrenberger is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Virginia Optometric Association.
Christina Giles, O.D.
Dr. Giles, a Pennsylvania native, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Gettysburg College and her doctorate from the State University of New York College of Optometry in New York City . Her specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, the fitting of hard and soft toric/ bifocal contact lenses, LASIK co-management, and general practice optometry. Dr. Giles is a member of the American Optometric Association (including the Cornea and Contact Lens Section) and the Virginia Optometric Association. Dr. Giles currently serves as secretary for the Northern Virginia Optometric Society.
Jonathan Look, O.D.
Dr. Look was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan before receiving his doctoral degree from the the University of California, Berkeley. He completed clinical rotations in the Palo Alto VA Healthcare system, Travis Air Force Base, and community clinics throughout the Bay Area. Afterwards, he completed his residency training at the Illiana VA Healthcare system in Danville, Illinois. His specialties include contact lens fittings, low vision care, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, and general practice optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Virginia Optometric Association. When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Look enjoys playing dodgeball with the Stonewall Sports league in DC.
Luke Hubert, O.D.
Dr. Hubert, a Wisconsin native, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from the University of Indianapolis and his doctorate with high honors from Indiana University School of Optometry. As a former collegiate athlete and having spent two years in the Sports Vision Research Lab at Indiana University, Dr. Hubert has a strong passion for sports vision. He has also received extensive training in specialty lenses and general practice optometry in his clinical rotations at University of Nebraska Truhlsen Eye Institute, WJB Dorn VA Medical Center, and Quantico Naval Health Clinic. Dr. Hubert is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Virginia Optometric Association. In his spare time, Dr. Hubert enjoys playing/watching sports and spending time out on the water.
Charles B. Twigg, O.D.
Dr. Twigg, a Baltimore native and US Navy veteran, received a bachelor’s degree in Biology with Emphasis in Environmental Health at UC Berkeley, and subsequently a bachelor’s degree Physiology & Optics and a doctorate from UC Berkeley Optometry. After 7 years practicing in the SF Bay Area in Ophthalmology and Commercial Optometry, he practiced 1 year in Corporate Optometry in Virginia Beach, followed by 5 years back in California splitting time between Kaiser Permanente Optometry and as an associate in Private Practice Optometry. Lured Eastward by Virginia’s comprehensive therapeutics statutes, Dr Twigg settled in the Shenandoah Valley town of Berryville practicing in his solo private practice from 1995 to early 2021. Dr. Twigg has pursued continuous training in Ocular Pathology, Therapeutics, and Ocular Nutrition. He has expanded his expertise into Dry Eyes / Ocular Surface disease, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, and challenging refractive disorders. He is a member of the American, Virginia, and Shenandoah Valley Optometric Associations.
*Dr. Twigg Announcement
It is with extremely heavy hearts that we let you know that our beloved Dr. Twigg passed away on March 28, 2023.
Read Dr. Twigg’s official obituary:
Sofia Schedler, O.D.
Dr. Schedler, an Alexandria native, received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Susquehanna University and her doctorate from Salus University – Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She also received training in dry eye, specialty contacts, myopia control, glaucoma, and pre/post-operative co-management of cataracts through her internships at Eye Design, The Eye Institute at Salus University, Capital Eye Consultants, and the DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic at the Pentagon. As a former collegiate basketball player and the president of the sports vision club at Salus University, Dr. Schedler has a strong passion for sports vision. Dr. Schedler also specializes in soft contact lenses including toric and multifocal lenses, ocular disease management, and general optometric care. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Virginia Optometric Association, and the Gold Key Society. In her free time, Dr. Schedler enjoys playing/watching basketball and spending time with friends/family.
Mallory Kuchem, O.D.
Dr. Kuchem graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Highest Distinction. She earned both a Masters in Vision Science and her Doctorate of Optometry from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. After working for three years at the University of Kansas Medical Center as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, she and her husband moved back to Virginia where she has been in private practice ever since. She enjoys practicing general optometry with a special emphasis on myopia management, specialty contact lens fits, and ocular disease. She is currently a member of the American and Virginia Optometric Associations, the Northern Virginia Optometric Society, the Virginia Academy of Optometry, the American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Optometry. In her free time, she enjoys building Magnatile towers and discovering new playgrounds with her husband and two small children.
Dr. Kuchem currently sees patients in Falls Church.
Lauren Mancinelli, O.D.
Dr. Mancinelli was born and raised in New England. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of South Carolina and her doctorate from the Indiana University school of Optometry. Dr. Mancinelli has extensive training in dry eye management, binocular vision disorders, concussion rehabilitation, and primary care optometry. She completed clinical rotations at the Indianapolis Eye Care Center, Camp Lejeune Naval Medical Center, and the Manchester New Hampshire VA Hospital. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Virginia Optometric Association. In her spare time, Dr. Mancinelli enjoys hot yoga, spending time with friends, and exploring DC.
David Weiss, O.D.
Dr. Weiss is an Optometrist in Arlington providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.
As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Weiss provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Dr. Weiss is also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. With this background, Dr. Weiss is trained to recognize a range of health issues; such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension.
Dr. Weiss works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Weiss’s dedication to continuing education that our Arlington patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available.
During his off hours Dr. Weiss is an active member of the Liberty Mountain Ski Patrol. In the winter you can find at the Mountain most every weekend. He also enjoys other outdoor activities. Biking, hiking and napping at the beach. He has competed in numerous triathlons and 10K running events.
Dr. Weiss currently sees patients in Rosslyn.