Your eye2eye: Meet the Doctors

In this week's edition of Your eye2eye, you'll meet our talented doctors. Dora2_CircleMeet Dr. Dora Adamopoulos 

Dr. Adamopoulos’s first academic achievement was a double major in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida, where she built a solid foundation for her graduate degree as a Doctor of Optometry obtained from New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA in June 1998.

During her last couple of academic years Dr. Adamopoulos had the opportunity to sharpen her inherent clinical skills through a series of rotations at different types of medical settings on the East Coast. It was a valuable experience that offered the Doctor exposure to a completely diversified group of patients. Dr. Adamopoulos worked at the following medical centers:

  • Washington Navy Yard/National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, MD Vast contact lens exposure from soft fits to kerataconus/corneal graft patients. Co-management of glaucoma, diabetes, and pediatrics.
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center Manchester, NH Extensive hands on experience in diagnosis and management of ocular diseases. Managed patients with glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. Mastered skills such as gonioscopy, scleral depression, photography, and topography.
  • Eye Foundation/LaserVue Orlando, FL Medical management of pre/post operative refractive surgery patients. Referral center for secondary and tertiary eye care from regional primary eye care providers.
  • South End Community Center Boston, MA Primary eye care optometry with Spanish speaking population.
  • Joslin Diabetes Center, Beetham Eye Institute Boston, MA Management of diabetic patients in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Veterans Homeless Shelter Boston, MA Provided full scope optometric services to the indigent population.

After graduation she entered the private practice arena by joining the Leahey Eye Clinic family, an eye care oriented community located at Lowell & Salem in Massachusetts. She worked in the primary care’s fast paced setting for a full year offering her invaluable services, which ranged from contact lens fittings, treatement and co-management of ocular pathology, cataracts, and diabetes in a large geriatric population, to name a few.

In September 1999 she was presented with an opportunity to practice in the Landmark area of Alexandria. Her practice oriented personality, nurtured for almost a decade during the pre-college years in the family restaurant business in which she was deeply involved, blended harmoniously with her solid academic background and the unique working experience accumulated so far from the plethora of medical settings she had practiced in. The following 9 years added considerably to her medical experience, sharpened her diagnostic skills, increased her clinical abilities dramatically, rendering a mature, well-rounded doctor.

It was a natural succession for her to set up a cozy and welcoming optometry corner, carefully selected at the Del Ray location, where she, and her competent staff, will devote their unparalleled customer oriented personalities to welcome and prudently treat all patients. Dr. Adamopoulos is a member of the medical advisory panel The Vision Council, she lectures for various optical seminars nationwide, she participates in webinars to educate about UV protection for kids and she attends continuing education conferences and seminars to stay up to date on medical eye care and eyewear products.

Dr. Adamopoulos is also an active member of the Del Ray Business Association, she enjoys supporting local Del Ray events, fundraisers and school screenings. She is an active member of AOA, VOA, and NVOS. When she isn't busy with her practice, Dr. Adamopoulos loves to play tennis, cook and travel and remains an avid spectator of whatever sports her girls are currently playing.

 

Meet Dr. Doan drdoancircle

Dr. VyVy Doan specializes in primary family care optometry, specialty contact lens fittings, treatment of ocular disorders, laser vision correction consultations, and more specifically, pediatric optometry.  As a participating member of the InfantSee program, Dr. Doan screens children as young as 6 months old in the detection of excessive nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, eye movement ability and other eye health problems.

Dr. Doan was born in Orlando, Florida and received her Bachelor of Science in nutritional science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. During her years at PCO, Dr. Doan completed the Vision Therapy/Advanced Pediatric track module and was awarded clinical citation of excellence in Pediatrics.

In her leisure time, Dr. Doan enjoys running, cooking, hiking, snowboarding, tennis and traveling. She was able to cross-off “To run a marathon” off her bucket list in 2012 when she joined forces with the Make-a-Wish Foundation Mid-Atlantic Chapter in raising funds and running the Marine Corp Marathon. Annually and traditionally, Dr. Doan is a participant of our local Alexandria Turkey Trot.