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Qualifications and Experience
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).
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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), took steps 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!
She was a very thorough and polite doctor. I will definitely see her for all of my eyesore needs.
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.
Dr. Leigh is great! She is very empathetic and very thorough in her review. Definitely will be coming back for my annual review.
My brother took my mom who has Alzheimer's disease, he was pleased overall. Doctor Leigh was patient and attentive to her needs.
Very good and polite Doctor!!! Waiting time has to be improved!!!
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.
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.
Great 1st visit. Completing patient history and other forms on-line beforehand a huge plus!
Dr. Julie was excellent and I can't thank her enough.
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!
Office changed the appointment from 1:30 PM to 2 PM. I was not happy with this change.
Dr. Leigh is very professional, competent and pleasant. My wife and I "only have eyes for her". A true pleasure to visit the office.
Very accommodating my daughter needed to change appointment so she would get new contacts before she left for summer camp.
Dr. Leigh is fantastic. She provides excellent patient care and is genuinely a kind person. I wouldn't trust my eyes to anyone else.
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 conversation about 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.
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.
Good doctor. I recommend it.
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 to get from this appointment. I would highly recommend Dr. Leigh.
Very professional and explained what she was doing and why
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.
Easy to talk with, listens carefully, not in too much of a rush.
Very professional and she has a delightful personality.
She was awesome. Will be visiting again for next checkup.
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 PC they use is slow, so they can not use that information.
An excellent experience!
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 receptive to 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.
Very profession, kind and I would recommend her to my family and friends. They were on time which is a huge deal.
Julie is very thorough and genuinely concerned about quality patient care. Highly recommended.
Total appointment time was 1.5 hours. Unacceptable for an eye exam.
Dr. Leigh was very professional and listened attentively to my concerns. She is working with me to meet my needs. I am very satisfied.
Very thorough and kind- and I am picky
Dr. Leigh explained my eye exam procedure step-by-step. She is very professional and very thorough. I will recommend her to my family and friends.
An excellent doctor and staff, always thorough, professional and pleasant .
I highly recommend Dr. Leigh. Very thorough, all procedures explained, and very generous with her time answering my questions.
I wish all doctors could be like Dr. Leigh.
She's awesome, so nice, so knowledgable! Lovely :)
Dr. Leigh was fantastic. I will recommend her to everyone!
Trustworthy and nice!
Very professional and efficient. Explained her diagnosis clearly and in plain English.
She was very pleasant and calm. She listened to what I had to say with patience. I thought she was great.
Very weloming,explained tests & results in detail and answered all my questions.
It went very well, personable, friendly and very professional.
Julie is a great doctor. She is very caring and professional.
Very professional. Explained what she was doing and the results of tests clearly. The one negative was the paperwork was intimidating such as extra charges for a bunch of things like refraction, appt cancellation, record copies, etc. And one more thing - the office location - congested area, hard to get to, and parking is additional $2 cost. But all in all, the doctor was great - that's the most important thing, right?
I was told 15 minutes. But I have been waiting 45 minutes between 2 exams.
Extremely thorough and professional.
professional. personable. informative. practical.
Dr Leigh has a way of reducing the anxiety involved in visiting a medical office. She has a positive way of communicating the treatment options and addressed my concerns. She explained the procedure well so that I knew what to expect.
Excellent exam, very professional, open to answering questions and not brushing them off.
Very friendly and professional.