John P. Essepian

John P. Essepian
3031 Javier Rd, #300
Fairfax, VA 22031
5249 Duke St, #5255
Alexandria, VA 22304

Special Interests

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

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John Essepian III, MD, has been serving Northern Virginia for almost 30 years and has performed over 30,000 surgeries and procedures. Educated at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins, he is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Essepian is a pioneer in ophthalmology in Northern Virginia as the first to perform partial thickness corneal transplants (DSAEK) and laser-assisted cataract surgery in Northern Virginia. Dr. Essepian is dedicated to both continuing education so as to provide the best and most up to date care to his patients as well as teaching his methods, to that end he has authored more than 50 scientific publications and presentations, appeared in TIME magazine for his advancement of LASIK procedures, and consulted with the United States Military on refractive surgery. He has served as president of Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology and is co-Medical Director of Northern Virginia Eye Surgery Center. Named one of the area’s top doctors by numerous peer reviewed publications year after year, Dr. Essepian is an accomplished corneal specialist and surgeon.

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 and Blephex, which are state of the art, in-office treatments for dry eyes. In addition to Dr. Essepian, Dr. Heloi Stark, a board certified optometrist, provides comprehensive eye care with an emphasis on dry eye evaluations and treatment, ocular rosacea, and retinal imaging. 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 Ophthal- mology; 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