During this COVID period, Low Vision Services is open for in person and telemedicine appointments. Our protocols require compulsory wearing of masks, a focused evaluation to limit face to face time in office, a limited waiting area that can only accommodate one family member, and you must call from your car before entering the office. Please complete and send registration forms prior to the appointment. Bring copies of insurance cards and have referring doctors email and updated eye reports sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 703-687-1744. Please call 703-652-7803 for appointments or for questions, please leave a message here.
Low Vision Services PLC was established in 2008 to provide vision rehabilitation to individuals who have a vision condition not correctable to normal with glasses and/or contact lenses alone. Most patients seen by us already have a medical diagnosis for their vision condition and currently receive medical treatment or have been told that no further treatment is possible. Our services offer rehabilitation strategies to help compensate for the lack of normal vision using visual aids, non visual strategies and community to resources to optimize visual functioning.
Suleiman Alibhai completed his optometric training at the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1991. He then pursued a fellowship in low vision rehabilitation at the Lions Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. He has been practicing low vision rehabilitation in the Metropolitan Washington DC area since 1993 and eventually set up Low Vision Rehabilitation PLC in 2008. Dr Alibhai contracts his services to the National Eye Institute where he sees patients involved in vision protocols. He lectures on vision rehabilitation to local optometry societies, ophthalmology residents and the various low vision support groups run by the Prevention of Blindness Society.
Dr. Dalia Elkassabany is a licensed optometrist in DC, Maryland and Virginia. She was initially drawn to the profession through her love for patient care, which she discovered at a young age while working for an optometrist. Dr. Elkassabany graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston in 2017, where she trained at a number of clinics including Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, South End Community Health Center, and University of Maryland Hospital.
After graduation, Dr. Elkassabany completed a residency at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Long Beach, California, specializing in Ocular Disease with a concentration in Low Vision and Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation.
Dr. Elkassabany grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland. In her free time, Dr. Elkassabany enjoys hiking and spending time with friends and family.
4942 St. Elmo Avenue Bethesda MD 20814301-657-3332
(inside Colonial Opticians at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and St. Elmo Avenue) Nearest Metro station is Bethesda about 4 blocks away.
105 South Alfred St Alexandria, VA 22314703-652-7803
(at the corner of King St. and Alfred St., part of the 900 King Street historic building) Nearest Metro station is King Street about 6 blocks away.
415 2nd Street NE Washington DC, 20002703-652-7803
Nearest Metro Station is Union Station.