Dr. John Essepian

Dr. Essepian is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in the cornea, with 25 years of surgical experience and over 25,000 surgical procedures performed. Educated at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins, and board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Essepian was the first to perform topical anesthesia cataract surgery in the Washington DC area and the first to perform partial thickness corneal transplants (DSAEK) and laser-assisted cataract surgery in Northern Virginia. He has authored more than 50 scientific publications and presentations, appeared in Time Magazine for his advancement of LASIK procedures, and consulted the United States Military on refractive surgery.

Dr. Essepian was named one of America's top ophthalmologists in the 2012 "Washington-Baltimore Top Doctors" guide, and was among the select ophthalmologists listed in the "Super Doctors" 2013 edition of the Washington Post magazine. He has also been named one of the Washingtonian's Top Doctors by his peers every year since 2014. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is currently the president of the Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Essepian is an accomplished corneal specialist and surgeon, providing expert eye care you can trust.


Dr. Rebecca Kivlin

Dr. Kivlin is the optometrist at Eye Physicians and Surgeons. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Providence College in Rhode Island in 2010 and graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston with her doctor of optometry degree in 2015. While at the New England College of Optometry she participated in research applying adaptive optics to fundus cameras and OCT systems. Dr. Kivlin provides primary eye care for children and adults, including vision evaluations and management of eye disease in addition to contact lens fittings. She is currently accepting new patients.


Dr. A Wali Ziayee

Dr. Ziayee is a Board Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist who has been practicing in Northern Virginia since 2002. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences and subsequently acquired his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Ziayee's ophthalmology practice includes diagnosis and management of diabetic eye diseases, eyelid diseases, glaucoma, eye injuries, cataracts, and routine eye examinations. He has been recognized as one of Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctors as well as one of Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Doctors. Dr. Ziayee has served as the Vice Chair of the Ophthalmology Section at the Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Ziayee enjoys traveling, coaching his children's sports teams and spending time with his family.