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Dr. Julie Leigh, MD

Uveitis Specialist, Ophthalmologist

Fairfax, VA

About Dr. Julie Leigh

Dr. Leigh was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to the United States in 1987. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, she completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University. Next, she received training in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago residency program. Finally, she went on to the Proctor Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco to obtain further subspecialty training in uveitis, cornea and external disease. In the summer of 2007 she returned to the Washington, D.C. area to join the staff of Northern Virginia Center for Eye Care. She now lives in Washington DC with her husband and three daughters. Dr. Leigh provides care in her specialty, uveitis (inflammatory diseases of the eye), as well as in general ophthalmology, including routine eye examinations, diabetic examinations, glaucoma evaluations, and cataract surgery. In addition to her practice, she also volunteers at the Lions Eye Clinic at Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Leigh is fluent in Russian and Spanish. *** Dear patients, please note that we are currently implementing a state of the art electronic patient record system to improve our scheduling and service. We make every effort to see you in a timely manner. We also try to accommodate the appointments you book through ZocDoc, but we may need to adjust the time you request (usually by no more than 15 or 30 minutes).

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Uveitis Specialist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship in Uveitis

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1346357670

Dr. Julie Leigh's office locations

Nova Eye Care

3020 Hamaker Court, Suite 503

Fairfax, VA 22031

Nova Eye Care

8150 Leesburg Pike, Suite 909

Vienna, VA 22182

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She is always very thorough and explains things until all questions are answered.
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Excellent!
Less than 3 months ago
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Receptionists were helpful, the nurses were really nice and personable, and the office was very clean and orderly. Dr. Leigh was very approachable and reassuring in her manner. She explained everything she was doing clearly and took the timeto answer all questions /concerns I had. I was only here for a consulation, but I am considering using her office for all of my eye appointments in the future.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent eye doctor, the office is friendly and professional.
Less than 1 year ago
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Outstanding and informative.
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I’ve seen so many doctors in the US and never come across a doctor like Dr. Leigh! Firstly, so happy to find a Uveitis specialist. Extremely knowledgeable, caring, conscientious, thorough, takes the time to listen and explain and in general very pleasant. I’d highly recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Leigh is knowledgeable, pleasant to talk to and very efficient. Her office staff is also very nice. Always a great experience!
More than 1 year ago
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I appreciate Dr. Leigh's manner and care. I was very unimpressed with the first technician who tried to take eye measurements. She could not get the adjustments to the machine correct and still wanted my chin in the cup. All themoving up and down became irritating to my shoulders. I told her of this. She seemed inept. The second technician who had me read the eye charts was professional and pleasant.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor and her assistant were professional and supportive. My concern is that between Zocdoc and the front desk staff my reason for visit was incorrect making my appointment possibly not covered by insurance. No one was able to tell mewhy an incorrect reason for a visit, listed as a medical condition that I do not have, was noted.
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she is great
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She is just the greatest doctor. Very attentive, caring and knows what she is doing. Would go back to her at anytime.
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Dr. Leigh is attentive, thorough, and brings the higest level of expertise and professionalism to her practice.
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Dr. Leigh is very fast and efficient but I never feel rushed or pushed by in order to get to the next patient. Dr. Leigh came into the practice when my long-time doctor retired. After years of wonderful service with himI was concerned about this young woman coming in to replace him. I didn't need to worry though - I took to her right away and I'm very happy to have Dr. Leigh to come to for all my opthalmic needs.
More than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant and professional.
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I felt she was very knowledgeable, but I did have to wait a bit. However, they did get me in at the last minute because I had to change my appointment to earlier since I had something in my eye.
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Dr. Leigh is professional and efficient in providing a thorough exam and evaluation of the eyes. I've been going to her for several years and have been very happy her.
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Dr Leigh was very thorough, really thought through my issue, answered all of my questions, and did so in a way that made me feel comfortable during the eye exam especially since I do not like people putting stuff in my eyes. Her sense of humor made this visit easy.
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Dr. Leigh took excellent care of me during my fist visit. She's knowledgeable, helpful, and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her.
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Following an annual eye exam that Dr. Leigh carried out a few months back, I'd been plagued with constant tearing in my right eye. In a quick check, she diagnosed what she thought was the cause (plug in upper lid), tooksteps to remove it, and I walked out with fingers crossed she was right. Her solution was spot-on, my eye is back to it's ol'self!
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She was a very thorough and polite doctor. I will definitely see her for all of my eyesore needs.
More than 1 year ago
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It was my first visit to an eye doctor and Dr. Leigh could not have made it any better. She listened and made me feel very comfortable. The office staff was nice and the waiting area and offices were clean.
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Dr. Leigh is great! She is very empathetic and very thorough in her review. Definitely will be coming back for my annual review.
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My brother took my mom who has Alzheimer's disease, he was pleased overall. Doctor Leigh was patient and attentive to her needs.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good and polite Doctor!!! Waiting time has to be improved!!!
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I was seen 10 minutes after my arrival to the office. Everyone on her staff I encountered was pleasant and helpful. Dr. Leigh has a warm bedside manner and she is very professional. Overall I had a great experience.
More than 1 year ago
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I have been concerned about a scary condition that Dr. Leigh specialises in - I went for first appointment. She was attentive, careful, and thorough. She reassured me that I was in good hands. I felt so relieved to have become her patient.
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Very professional
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Great 1st visit. Completing patient history and other forms on-line beforehand a huge plus!
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Dr. Julie was excellent and I can't thank her enough.
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Dr. Julie Leigh was very thorough in her examination and explained each step of the procedure. She provided understandable results from each test. I was seen right away and she is very professional. Dr. Leigh is an excellent ophthalmologist!
More than 1 year ago
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Office changed the appointment from 1:30 PM to 2 PM. I was not happy with this change.
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She was awesome. Will be visiting again for next checkup.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Leigh is very professional, competent and pleasant. My wife and I "only have eyes for her". A true pleasure to visit the office.
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Very accommodating my daughter needed to change appointment so she would get new contacts before she left for summer camp.
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Very professional and explained what she was doing and why
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Dr. Leigh is fantastic. She provides excellent patient care and is genuinely a kind person. I wouldn't trust my eyes to anyone else.
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De. Leigh is excellent. I came away impressed with her medical expertise, the reassuring demeanor, and also with her gentle bedside manner (she is a very sweet lady). In addition to a thorough checkup, I was also looking for a conversationabout how I can manage my condition. She readily engaged me and gave plenty of good advice that I can both inculcate immediately as well as research further. I strongly recommend Dr. Leigh. Top notch ophthalmologist, will definitely bring my family to her as well.
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Good doctor. I recommend it.
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I went to see her for my dry eyes due to papillary excision caused by AKC. She was helpful in explaining my treatment options and addressed all of my concerns.
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I went to see Dr. Leigh to get a second opinion on my dry eye diagnosis and treatment. She was very thorough and informative. She even suggested a couple of new treatment options. This was exactly what I was hoping toget from this appointment. I would highly recommend Dr. Leigh.
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It was a pleasant visit. She was meticulous and professional. Answered all my questions. Her staff was polite and quick. Wait time was two and half minutes.
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Easy to talk with, listens carefully, not in too much of a rush.
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Very professional and she has a delightful personality.
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Do not visit this doctor if you value your time!! My wait was well over an hour. And I had to re fill my information. I told them that they already have it from zocdoc, the reply was that the PCthey use is slow, so they can not use that information.
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An excellent experience!
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I dealt with three receptionist/assistants during my visit. One was businesslike and professional, the other two were that but also very pleasant and personable. The doctor herself was personable, discussed options for me and was receptiveto my opinions. My only complaint, and it's a minor one, was that I had to fill out forms that contauined all the same information as the forms I filled out already on ZocDoc.
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Very profession, kind and I would recommend her to my family and friends. They were on time which is a huge deal.
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Julie is very thorough and genuinely concerned about quality patient care. Highly recommended.
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Total appointment time was 1.5 hours. Unacceptable for an eye exam.
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Dr. Leigh was very professional and listened attentively to my concerns. She is working with me to meet my needs. I am very satisfied.
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