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
Vast contact lens exposure from soft fits to kerataconus/corneal graft patients. Co-management of glaucoma, diabetes, and pediatrics.
- Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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
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
Primary eye care optometry with Spanish speaking population.
- Joslin Diabetes Center, Beetham Eye Institute
Management of diabetic patients in a multi-disciplinary setting.
- Veterans Homeless Shelter
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 picked at the graphic Del Ray location, where she, and her competent staff, will devote their unparalleled customer oriented personalities to welcome and prudently treat all patients. Her husband and their two wonderful daughters live in Alexandria and they enjoy traveling, cooking, and outdoor activities.