TLC Laser Eye Center - Rockville Staff
James Smeriglio, O.D.
Dr. James Smeriglio is the Clinical Director at TLC's Rockville center. Dr. Smeriglio received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Fairfield University in 1985 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1990. After nine years in private practice, Dr. Smeriglio joined TLC to specialize in refractive surgery. Dr. Smeriglio has served as an investigator in FDA clinical trials and lectured on wavefront technology. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Maryland Optometric Association.
Elliott is the Center Manager at the TLC Rockville Center. Elliott is originally from New York City and a Graduate of George Mason University. Though one of the newest members of TLC management, Elliott has over 15 years of management experience in the ophthalmic industry. " I pride myself in delivering the absolute best experience to every person that walks through the door! I want our patients to have it all-- outstanding service, experience and outcome!
Ben is an ophthalmic technician in the Rockville office and has been employed with TLC for 18 years. He is also a satisfied patient of lasik himself, having had the procedure in 1999. Ben is a native of Richmond, VA and a graduate of the University of Maryland and a die-hard Redskins fan. Ben truly enjoys the work he does and the people he's met during his years at TLC.
Tammy is a surgical consultant here at the Rockville center. She’s originally from New York but considers Maryland her home for many years. Though one of the newest members of the TLC family she has been in ophthalmology for 16years. “It’s a true pleasure to be surrounded by the best in technology, friendly and professional staff and truly skilled corneal surgeon. All these components help to make our team a family.”
Education- University of Maryland (B.S.- Marketing)
I have 25 years of sales/marketing/management experience. The last 15 years or so have been in the ophthalmic industry selling designer frames, contact lenses, and Laser Vision Correction with TLC in the DC market.
A few of the things I pride myself in are my work ethic, dedication to my customers, and providing exceptional customer service full circle. I thoroughly enjoy my role with TLC. When patients experience the vision correction they are in search of, it makes my job all worth while!
Alejandra is a native of Silver Spring, MD. She is the mother of a 7-year-old boy and a satisfied patient of Lasik herself, having had the procedure in May 2017. Though one of the newest members of the TLC, she is already working in several roles in different centers. She currently works as administrative coordinator in our Rockville and Tysons Corner locations and loves to greet the patients with a warm smile each day.
>Mariah is an ophthalmic technician and surgical consultant here in the Rockville office. She has been in the field of ophthalmology and laser vision correction for many years and has found it truly rewarding to help people with their vision.
“Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable.” Ben E.