I had no idea they knew so much about keeping people safe until I saw the video. I thought I’d share this very wise advise from the mouths of my little Dr Js at home. This is unedited and obviously not professionally done but does not take away from the important message and the adorable delivery. Thank you Dr Abby and Dr Ellie for the amazing video! Please enjoy and be safe and well.
Due to the current climate please note expanded visit types we are offering to our patients. In-Office Visits with our Providers
We kindly request that our patients partner with us in the following ways to help support our goal of a safe office environment:
Please do not come to our office if you are exhibiting any symptoms of illness, including but not limited to: A positive COVID test in the last 14 days, residing with a family member/roommate who has tested positive for COVID in the last 14 days, fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, diarrhea, muscle aches, loss of sense of smell or taste.
Please wear a face mask prior to entering our office for your protection and the protection of others. COVID transmission is significantly reduced by the wearing of face masks. Patients without a face covering will not be allowed to enter the office.
Please plan to come to your appointment alone unless you have notified us prior of the need to have an additional person with you during your visit.
Please have all your new patient forms or any referrals completed prior to your
appointment to minimize your time in the waiting room. (Online Registration/Forms)
Please click the button below to view the letter from Dr Josephson regarding measures we have taken to ensure a safe visit at our office.
I wanted to share the kind words and photo sent to me by Bobby’s sister today.
Personally, I was blessed with the opportunity to treat a joyfilled beautiful person named Bobby and want to thank him by sharing this story. The day after his surgery I was running between rooms in the typical flow we have in the office and I ran into Bobby in the hallway. He kindly said “I see better” took my hand and put my arm around him and asked me to walk with him to the room. Though it took 15 seconds, it took me out of the business and gave me a chance to just reflect on the joy and peace in Bobby. I was allowed to just smile and enjoy the gift of what we do every day… take care of wonderful people. Thank you Bobby and please continue to light up every room you enter.
Good Morning Dr. Josephson,
I want to sincerely thank you for taking such good care of my Down Syndrome brother Bobby! When he woke up and we took his eye patch off and he said” I see better”, it brought tears to my eyes as I never knew he couldn’t see due to cataracts in both eyes! He’s on the mend now! And seeing things in a new light!
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
You might be see me and my husband when it’s our turn for cataract surgery!!
Thank you and your wonderful staff again for helping Bobby “see better!”
We are blessed with the best patients in the world, even better when we get to see their great sense of humor. With permission we thought we would share the funny moment with everyone. Thankfully we operated on the right eye 🙂
Dr. Josephson is excited to be the first eye doctor to use NGENUITY 3D Visualization System with DATAFUSION by Alcon in the NOVA area for cataract and anterior segment surgery. At Eye Specialist and Surgeons of NOVA we strive to offer the most advanced technology coupled with leading edge techniques to ensure the highest quality of care in the region.
At Eye Specialists and Surgeons of Northern Virginia, Dr John Josephson and his team are often asked to tackle the most challenging of eye conditions. This could not be more true here when asked to deal with an unforeseen metal foreign body piercing through the eye damaging everything in it’s path. Thank God after a few surgeries and procedures we were able to restore 20/20 vision and give him the opportunity to continue his career and life with excellent vision. Please see his kind testimonial:
A wonderful reminder from a patient on how small everyday tasks can make a BIG impact!
“Id just like to reiterate to you, Dr. Josephson, and the whole team at ESSNV that you all have truly transformed my life. My accident happened in an instant and turned my world upside down. I was immediately checked on having taken for granted perfect vision my whole life, and left in a state of fear wondering if I would ever see out of my eye again. I feel incredibly lucky to have access to professionals that really care, and were able to restore my vision from an accident that should have seen me lose my eye entirely. I have always felt that I have been in good hands at your practice.
I’m sure that for you specifically, jumping through hoops on a daily basis dealing with insurance can be frustrating and demoralizing, and my case has been particularly troublesome in that regard. Please share this message with your colleagues. I hope that it may serve as a reminder to you that while things can become routine and mundane, and perhaps frustrating, the work you all are doing as a team is really incredibly special and changes lives, from those at the front desk managing the schedule to the hands of Dr. Josephson in the OR.
This patient presented with a large cyst in the colored part of the eye (the iris) and was sent to us for iris reconstructive surgery. He was beginning to suffer from glare, pain, and decreased vision. Typically we have to perform delicate eye surgery to remove cyst and suture the area which can be very difficult and have high risk of complications. We came up with a plan to use our in- office laser to lyse the cyst and provide healing to our patient without having to go into the operating room. Procedure took about 3-4 minutes. Before and after pictures are seen here. Our patient was overjoyed with the result and the fact he did not have to undergo a risky surgery.
We are honored to do our best to come up with individualized solutions to difficult eye challenges at Eye Specialists and Surgeons of Northern Virginia. Please call us at 571-349-2191 if we can be of assistance.
As Halloween is approaching, many people will consider colored contacts from on-line sources or salons. We want to make sure your eyes are always safe. Many of these sources may sell you contacts that are not regulated and may even contain powders that can permanently damage the cornea. The picture you see here is a deep white haze in the cornea of a young girl that resulted from toxic chemicals used on a contact lenses. Please make sure you only use contact lenses that are FDA approved and prescribed by a licensed Eye doctor. If you have any questions or need an eye exam feel free to reach us at 571-349-2191 or visit us at www.essnv.com.
At Eye Specialists and Surgeons of Northern Virginia we are excited to be able to offer the latest in corneal surgery. For patients suffering from endothelial disease like fuchs dystrophy the only option used to be a full corneal transplant. Over the last few years we have been excited with techniques to do partial corneal transplants such as DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty) for anterior corneal disease and DSEK/DSAEK (Descement Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasy) for posterior corneal disease. Dr Josephson is excited to be the first in Northern Virginia to offer DMEK (Descement Membrane Endothelial keratoplasty) which allows us to replace the thinnest layer of diseased tissue and replace with the same thin layer. This technically advanced surgical technique allows us to restore the full potential of a patient’s vision quickly with a virtually zero percent rejection rate. Dr Josephson has done numerous cases with a very high success rate. Photographed in the picture is one of our cases. You can not even see the outline of the transplant since it is so thin but the clue is the small imprinted purple S which tells us the new tissue is attached perfectly. This is only a few days after surgery and the cornea is already clear.
We are always excited to discuss the newest advances in corneal disease treatment. If any questions or you think you may have a corneal disease please reach out to us at 571-349-2191 or visit us at www.ESSNV.com.