TLC Laser Eye Center - Tysons Corner Staff
Meet Your Tysons Corner Team
The TLC laser eye surgery center is conveniently located in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our Tysons Corner location is just a block away from the Beltway and Rte 123, the area is accessible via six major traffic arteries, including the new 495 Express Lanes. To get to our office via the express lanes, exit at Jones Branch Drive. Turn left at the stoplight and our office will be located on the left in the Hilton Worldwide Building. The TLC office is at 7930 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 250, Mclean, VA, in the Hilton Worldwide Building. Parking is in an easily accessed covered garage and the location is central for most of the center's patients. If coming from out of town, TLC Tysons Corner has arranged special rates for its patients who wish to stay at the Ritz Carlton or the McLean Hilton next door, and there are at least ten other hotels within a mile or two of the facility. Please contact TLC Laser Eye Center today if you are interested in laser eye surgery. TLC Laser Eye Center serves the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. areas.
The staff from left to right: Dr. Jen Weigel, Joan Reich, Kristina O'Neill, Kate Walsh, Joanne Vaughn, Dr. Andrew Holzman, Maria Oettinger, Jennifer Phung, Cindy O'Connor, Eleni Katsikes, Anne Railton, and Lizzy Cruz.
The staff at TLC Laser Eye Center is loyal, dedicated, caring, competent, and friendly. The team's loyalty can be measured not only in years of service, but also in their dedication to their mission. That mission is to provide the highest quality of care while also providing outstanding service to all of their laser vision correction patients. To satisfy this goal, TLC Laser Eye Center employs two patient counselors and one front desk administrator that guide patients through the laser eye surgery process:
Jen Weigel, OD, FAAO
Dr. Jen Weigel presently serves as Clinical Director of TLC Tysons Corner. This dynamic role has allowed Dr. Weigel to focus specifically on refractive surgery co-management under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew Holzman. She takes great pride in working alongside the network of over 150 Affiliate Optometrists that trust the care of their laser vision correction patients to TLC Tysons Corner.
Prior to joining our team, she earned a B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and graduated Cum Laude from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, in 2004. She then completed a residency in ocular disease management with Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, CO, in 2005. She has practiced in a variety of settings, including a non-profit clinic, private practice, refractive surgery co-management, and consultative optometry. Additionally, Dr. Weigel has been a sub-investigator in clinical trials, including a corneal cross-linking FDA trial with Dr. Holzman. She is proficient in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
Dr. Weigel is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Northern Virginia Optometric Association. She serves on the Board of Trustees and is Membership Committee Chair in the Virginia Optometric Association. She is the 2011 recipient of the VOA Young OD of the Year Award. She has been an Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and is currently a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. She is a two-term Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Manassas and is currently a member of the Kiwanis Club of Tysons Corner/McLean.
In her spare time, Dr. Weigel enjoys cooking, crafts, and buying books. She lives in Fairfax County with her husband, a Professor at George Mason University, and their two energetic dogs, Pepper and Sergeant, both of whom were happily adopted.
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. Eveena Mahal
Dr. Eveena Mahal graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She continued her education at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry where she earned her Doctor of Optometry. Originally from Cumberland, MD, Dr. Mahal practiced in Richmond, VA, prior to returning to the Metro DC area in 2011. She is an active member of the Northern Virginia Optometric Society, the Virginia Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Mahal aspires to provide the highest level of eyecare and compassion to her patients, and looks forward to enhancing her patients lifestyle through better vision. In her spare time, she likes to travel, see movies, go hiking and play with her little Shih Tzu, Bella. Dr. Mahal is proficient in Spanish and Hindi.
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.
Dr. Allyssa Nguyen
Dr. Allyssa Nguyen graduated with a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She earned her Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia. Dr. Nguyen is a native of Northern Virginia and is currently practicing in Fairfax, VA, and TLC Tysons Corner & Gainesville. Her primary area of interest includes primary eye care, contact lens fitting, ocular disease management, and refractive co-management. Dr. Nguyen is a member of the Virginia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two son, who are growing up way too fast!
Kristina is a part time patient counselor and handles all of the Internet inquiries. She is dependable and highly motivated to make sure that the process is seamless from inquiry to examination. Patients can count on her to make the Internet easier to navigate.
Is our Professional Relations Consultant, and has been working with me for many years. Joan is remarkably loyal and dedicated to her job, and has basically defined the job for others to follow. Joan handles all of our referring Doctor's needs, and makes sure that our affiliate network of Eye Care Professionals have all the tools necessary to make a Laser Vision referral. This is very important, and insures that the patient's care is highly coordinated between our center and the referring Doctor's offices. We certainly owe a great deal of appreciation to Joan as her efforts have helped build the largest and most loyal referral network of Doctors in the country!
Has been Dr. Holzman's right hand for 11 years now, and she embodies loyalty and dedication. Her attention to detail and incredible level of both competency and compassion make her the perfect surgical technician. Dr. Holzman feels blessed to have her in control of the operating room.
Is a younger version of both Maria and Jennifer. Although Eleni hasn’t been with the team as long, she can handle all of the surgical and clinical tasks in the office easily, and does so with great competence and a friendly smile on her face. The staff and patients all enjoy spending time with Eleni.
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.
Lori Anne Kranz, COA
My name is Lori Anne Kranz, and I am from the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama. My husband, Jason, is a Navy Officer and his tour to Washington DC is what brought me to the area. I have been an ophthalmic technician for 19 years and worked with a variety of ophthalmic specialists. TLC introduced me to the world of laser vision correction and has left such a positive impression on me, so much that I even decided to have PRK in the Fall of 2014. My husband and I live in Alexandria, Virginia, and we have two Amazon parrots, Monet and Iris.
Alina was born and raised in Russia and she graduated from Bashkir State University in her hometown of Ufa in South-East Russia. She majored in English and Contemporary American Literature.
She then travelled to US during college years, and worked as a horse back riding instructor at a summer camp in Cuba, New Mexico. Having graduated college in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts, Alina moved to Virginia to pursue her studies in the History of English-speaking countries and explore the cultural differences between East and West.
Alina most recently worked for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel company in Washington DC and Tysons Corner for three years before joining TLC Vision in 2012 in the role of a Patient Consultant.
She loves to travel and learn new languages, and is fluent in English, Russian and Turkish. Alina is currently taking French classes!
Alina has helped TLC Tysons to excel in classy and very personal customer service.
Natasha Williams serves as the Center Manager for TLC Tysons Corner. Prior to this position, Natasha served as our Front Desk Manager and has been in the eye care industry for nearly a decade.
She earned her B.S. in Business Administration. Natasha is very versatile with backgrounds in technical, administrative, and managerial areas. She has a great memory, able to remember many details of the patients that she has helped achieve better vision.
Natasha is a Northern Virginia native, where she currently resides with her husband and son.
Tigi joined the TLC Team in September 2014 as a Patient Consultant. She has a BS on both Healthcare Administration and Human Resource Management from Ashford University. Tigi has worked in the medical field for over six years, and she is so passionate about helping others in any way she can. Tigi and her husband are expecting their first daughter.
Contact Our Lasik Technology Center Today!
You are invited to visit TLC Tysons Corner today! If you are interested in laser eye surgery and live in Virginia, Maryland or Washington, D.C., the TLC team can discuss LASIK technology with you in person.
“Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable.” Ben E.