John P. Essepian

John P. Essepian
3031 Javier Rd #300
Fairfax, Virginia 22031-4637
5249 Duke St Suite 5255
Alexandria, Virginia 22304-2907

Special Interests

Special interest in Cataract, Cornea, Diseases and Surgery of the Eye, Dry Eye, Primary Eye Care

Hospital Affiliations

  • Eye Physicians & Surgeons
  • Eye Physicians & Surgeons Inc.

Contact This Doctor

John Essepian III, MD, has been happily serving Northern Virginia for almost 30 years and has performed over 30,000 surgical procedures. Educated at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, he is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a pioneer in ophthalmology being the first surgeon to perform partial thickness corneal transplants (DSAEK) with local anesthesia, as well as, laser- assisted cataract surgery in Northern Virginia. Dr. Essepian has authored more than 50 scientific publications and presentations, featured in TIME magazine for his advancement of LASIK procedures, and is the doctor trusted most by the United States Military for refractive surgery. He served as president of Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology and is currently co-Medical Director of Northern Virginia Eye Surgery Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Essepian is an accomplished corneal specialist and surgeon and has rightfully earned the title of the area’s top doctors, year after year, given to him by numerous peer reviewed publications.

Eye Physicians and Surgeons provides full service medical eye care, routine vision services, and optical dispensaries. We now offer advanced diagnostic equipment and the latest treatments including Lipiflow, which is state of the art, in- office treatment for dry eyes. In addition to Dr. Essepian, we entrust Dr. Patricia Clubb, a board certified optometrist whom provides comprehensive eye care with an emphasis on dry eye evaluations and treatment, glaucoma, and other ocular diseases. Eye Physicians and Surgeons invites you to experience the friendly and skilled eye care trusted by thousands of patients over the past two and a half decades.


Cataract, Cornea, Diseases and Surgery of the Eye, Dry Eye, Primary Eye Care


Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology; Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for LASIK Surgery; Previous President, Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology; Previous Clinical Instructor, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute; Assistant Clinical Professor, Georgetown University Center for Sight