TLC Gainesville Location
TLC Gainesville is located at 7500 Iron Bar Lane, Suite 205, Gainesville, VA 20155. This TLC consult center is conveniently located off of route 29 in the Virginia Gateway shopping center. TLC Gainesville is open Mondays and Thursdays to serve potential LASIK patients in the western suburbs of Northern Virginia. If determined a candidate for refractive surgery, these patients will be booked for surgery at TLC Tysons Corner. Post operative care is also available at this Center, which enables these patients the ease of having their follow up care closer to home. Our Clinical Director is Dr. Hieu VuGia, who has several years of refractive experience.
Patricia Woo, O.D.
Dr. Woo is a native of the New York City area. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a BA in Psychology. In 2007, Dr. Woo completed her Doctor of Optometry at the State University of New York (SUNY), College of Optometry. After graduation, she completed her one year optometry residency program at the Northport Veterans Administration in Northport, Long Island.
Dr. Woo has practiced in a variety of settings, including private and corporate-affiliated practice and an HMO. She balances her time between being a Clinical Optometrist at TLC and private practice in Herndon, VA. She was named Clinical Director of TLC Gainesville and looks forward to growing this practice.
Dr. Sheebani Bathija
Dr. Sheebani Bathija grew up in Queens, New York. She received a BS in Psychology from Louisiana State University. She earned her BS in Theoretical Optics and her Doctorate of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA, in 2005. During school, she received honors in all of her clinical internships, and she also earned a Coin of Excellence from Fr. Belvoir Dewitt Hospital. Her clinical interests include primary care, contact lenses, treatment of ocular emergencies, and, of course, refractive surgery co-management. Dr. Bathija balances her time between practicing in Reston, VA, and TLC locations in Tysons Corner and Gainesville. Dr. Bathija has two daughters with her husband wh served in Iraq as a U.S. Marine.
Hieu Vu-Gia, O.D.
Grew up in Connecticut and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in New York City. Pursuing an interest in optometry led him to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia where he earned his Doctor of Optometry. After graduation, Dr. Vu-Gia moved to the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and has been in practice here since 1996. He currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children. Dr. Vu-Gia is a highly trained optometrist with extensive experience in primary eye care, treatment and management of eye diseases, contact lenses, and the co-management of refractive surgery (especially in Laser Vision Correction). He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Virginia Optometric Association, and is also a clinical examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.
Is a native of Alabama, Joanne attended the University of Alabama. After moving to Northern Virginia, she worked with the Department of the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery before concentrating on raising her family. After returning to the workforce, Joanne joined a large private optometry practice in Northern Virginia as an optometric technician for almost twenty years. As part of that practice, she served as the Laser Vision Coordinator, introducing patients to LASIK and PRK as laser vision correction was first becoming approved in the United States. Joanne was the primary liaison between the private practice and TLC, and she had PRK over 15 years ago. Given her long history with TLC, Joanne was excited about the opportunity to join Dr. Holzman and his TLC team in January 2011. Here, she can be found in our Tysons Corner and Gainesville locations serving as an ophthalmic technician and patient counselor.
“Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable.” Ben E.