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Dr. Tofik Ali, MD

Cornea & External Diseases Specialist, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Tofik Ali is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea & external diseases. He received his under graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He then continued his education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center to complete his Residency in Ophthalmology Dr. Ali then completed his Fellowship in in Cornea and External Disease and Laser Refractive Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Flaum Eye Institute. He is currently affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. Dr. Ali fluently speaks English, Spanish and Amhari.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Medical School - University of Pittsburgh, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh (Internship)
  • University of Rochester Medical Center, Flaum Eye Institute, Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease and Laser Refractive Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • Amharic
  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1174847685

Office locations

Global Eye Physicians

85 S Bragg Street, Suite 101

Alexandria, VA 22312

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He was thorough, polite, engaged, and willing to answer all my questions. I was quite pleased and will recommend him highly.
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Great doctor!
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Best eye doctor it town.
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Dr. Ali was calm, kind, and professional during a scary time for me. Much appreciated.
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Very professional and patient answered all of my questions.
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Dr Ali is incredible, knowledgeable ophthalmologist. He gave me adequate time and answer all my questions, I strongly recommend him.
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Very professional and seen quickly. I would definitely go back.
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Dr. Tofik is very professional and always listens and has patience with his patients giving explanations in whatever you need or have to know. So fortunate to have met him! Thank you, Dr. Tofik
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I was very pleased with my visit.
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He was great, took the time to explain everything and was very profesional.
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Excellent professional service
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He was gentle and straight forward
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The best doctor ever!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ali was very nice, and very professional. He was thorough in his exam and worked through all of my concerns. He explained the diagnosis and next steps to me clearly. The office was clean and the front desk person wasvery nice. The only downside was tight parking but I was able to park on the street.
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Hopefully this says alot. He performed an eye exam by having me cover each eye one at a time and to read the letters. The middle and bottom row of letters was blurry, i told him they were blurry but ican guess as to what they are and he says i don't need to wear glasses. Smh
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Estuvo bien.
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An excellent doctor who conducted a very thorough eye exam. Dr. Ali took the time to fully explain the results and actually showed me the images of my eyes. He is very professional, personable and caring. Thank you Dr. Ali!
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Great doc. Never felt rushed, took lots of time to explain what was going on.
More than 1 year ago
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Good but long wait
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Dr Tofik was wonderful! He is very personable, and takes the time to explain things to you. I never felt rushed or embarrassed to ask questions. I am so glad that I found him!
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Dr. Ali was very professional and explained the state of my eyes using both medical and layman's language. This was my first appointment with Dr. Ali, and I waited for approximately 1 1/2 hours in the waiting room. That was quitea long wait since my appointment was for 10:00 a.m.. However, my observation is that Dr. Ali gives 100% of his attention to his patients; ensuring that they are comfortable and understand their diagnosis and follow-up care. He was very thorough in his explanation of my diagnosis and has state of the art equipment.
More than 1 year ago
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Pleasant and professional. Explained my visual health situation and offered to send results to my primary doctor. Will highly recommend.
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Dr. Tofik Ali was very thorough, he ran multiple tests and listened to all of my concerns. He answered all of my questions and took his time. I left with a better understanding about the condition of my eyes.
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Doctor gave me an eye exam and recommendations. Very informative!
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I highly recommend Dr. Ali. He was very thorough and professional. However, the wait was extremely long. I missed a work meeting because of this. I would go back, but I would make sure there won't be a time conflict with work in case of a delay.
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I have a follow-up appointment in a week, so I am not able to recommend Dr. Ali 100% ..yet. Everything today went fine. He was able to give me a diagnosis of my issue that made a whole lot of senseto me after being sent in the wrong direction medically at the urgent care clinic.
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My appointment was professional, personable, thorough and very informative. All of my concerns were addressed completely and I now understand my aging eyes so much better. I am very happy with my choice and this doctor's knowledge level.
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Dr Tofik is one of the best professionals I have met. He is patient, will answer all your questions, never rushes patients out of the office, always takes the time to listen and always remembers his patients and his patients' history.I would highly recommend him. The front desk goes above and beyond her duties to help patients with all the needs during and also after the visit. She is very friendly, very helpful and just a pleasant person to be around.
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Very good Dr I am coming back
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Dr. Ali was very professional, very polite, he took the time to explain me clearly every procedure. His practice was nice, clean, Lulu, the secretary, was very nice and kind too.
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He is very professional, supportive and careful with his patients. Very lucky to find his office in my area, too...
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He was an excellent doctor and I will sure go back.
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The doctor was excellent. I will recommend him to family and friends
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Very curtious and professional.
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Dr. Tofik was very accurate and thorough in his diagnosis. I really appreciated him explaining everything to me with the tons of questions I asked him. He was nice, funny, and he was patient. I recommend him to all!
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This was my second visit. I'd been very impressed during the first visit with Dr. Ali's taking the time to explain the technical medical information in a manner in which it was easily understood. He was just as terrific during thisvisit. He's thorough and, unlike too many other medical professionals I've encountered, he treats one like a patient and not a business. He really seems to enjoy helping people. I can't recommend him enough to anyone who is looking for an ophthalmologist in the DC area!
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Having just returned from overseas and not having an eye doctor, I set up a same-day appointment online to have him check out an issue of sudden blurred vision. I was impressed that his receptionist saw my online comments and calledand told me to come in as soon as possible since it seemed like a possible emergency. Dr. Ali was fantastic at completing a thorough exam and then taking a lot of time to explain what he found. Very friendly and he made the medical information accessible, even though for a layman it was a bit complicated. I was extremely pleased with his service and his professionalism and I will definitely be entrusting my eye care to him in the future.
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He was very thorough and in the exam and did an excellent job describing his findings.
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Dr. Ali was patient and explained everything thoroughly. The receptionist was very friendly. One of the best experiences I've had at the doctor's office. I will be back!
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Dr. Ali is so pleasant and makes you feel comfortable. He takes time to listen to all of your concerns and he is very thorough. Awesome!!
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He was very thorough and polite. Love him already.
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Dr. Tofik and his staff were very efficient. I booked my appt online on a Sunday. I received a detailed mssg from his office about the appt and what I need to clarify with my insurance provider. Dr. Tofik was punctual,he saw me as soon as I finished filling up the forms. He was calm and detail oriented. Explained all the test he was doing. He also explained the possible causes of my condition in detail. Provided health education to protect my eyes from uv lights. Suggested some home remedies along with the prescription. Informed me I can call him back and get another prescription for a similar med if the price of the first medication he ordered was too expensive for me. Over all, I was very satisfied with my visit. Will encourage my family and friends to visit him.
More than 1 year ago
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He is very friendly and thorough in his exam of my eyes. It is nice to have a Dr. who listens.
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Thorough , polite, listened to my concerns .
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I was in the waiting room for a very short time, was very happy with Dr. Tofik assessment.
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Dr. Tofik is an excellent dr, very knowledgeable and patient to listen to all your questions and worries. He takes the time with each patient and I was surprised to see that he remembered me from my visit last year. Ihighly recommend seeing this doctor, he is very professional and will work with you to find the best solution for your particular case. He does not try pushing any medication of any sorts unless he considers it necessary for your condition. He thought me old tricks (free of cost) of how to prevent dry eye condition and thought me the benefits of sunglasses when he could have easily told me to go and buy over the counter artificial tears or other medication like other doctors did in the past.
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Dr. Ali and his front office staff were very polite!!!! Dr. Ali was very thorough and he took time to listen to my concerns as well following up with my treatment. I didn't mind driving the distance from my residence because of his exceptional service.
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Dr. Ali has a great bedside manner. He actually engages in a conversation in addition to maintaining eye contact. It is refreshing. His clinic called to confirm my appointment twice after I booked it on zocdoc which was great. I arrivedexactly at 9am on a Saturday. The clinic is inside a professional building and the doors are locked at the main building entrance on both sides. Luckily someone let us in but there is also a number to call to get you inside. There is plenty of parking outside. Dr. Ali s clinic is on the first floor towards the back of the building. His clinic is very clean. Dr. Ali was very comprehensive with my eye examination. He showed me my eyes on his computer after the exam. It was awesome to see my macula and nerve and to know it was healthy. I also had my eyes dilated for further assessment. I was in the office a good hour plus but when it comes to your vision, there is no assessment too long. He is very honest and down to earth. I enjoyed my clinic visit and have my made my follow up as well. I highly recommend this clinic and doctor. I have no affiliation with this clinic or doctor nor do I gain anything by writing this review. I have no financial interest in either as well. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment for the sake of your eyes.
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Dr. Ali was fantastic. He was very informative and personal in his care. His equipment was impressive as well but to be fair, this was my first eye appointment. My wife recommended me and I'd do the same for anyone else.
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He is an excellent doctor..takes time to explain procedures and findings and future plan of care
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