Dr. Robert M. Allen
Dr. Robert M. Allen was raised in Northern Virginia. After high school he graduated from the University of Richmond. Following a successful and involved college career he eventually pursued his interest in medicine and eye care at the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry, earning Bachelor of Science and Doctoral degrees. Upon graduation he returned to Northern Virginia and began his career in private practice with the purchase of a small office in Chantilly. That was followed a year later when he started Ashburn Eyecare Associates, one of the largest practices in Loudoun County. Not long afterwards he became a founding partner of Associates in Eyecare, which has four offices in Northern Virgina and one in Washington, DC. Dr. Allen has continuously dedicated himself to professional development and is deeply committed to patient care and satisfaction.
In recognition for his early efforts, he was named the Virginia Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year in 2000. He has served as a clinical investigator for FDA phase III drug trials and has also served as a clinical evaluator for new contact lens designs. As an acknowledgment of his academic and leadership achievements, Dr. Allen was named a fellow in the Virginia Academy of Optometry. He currently serves as the President of the Virginia Optometric Association, a position that has made him a nationally recognized leader of the profession. He has also served as President of the Northern Virginia Optometric Society and served for eight years on its Executive Board. His other memberships include the American Optometric Association and its Contact Lens Section, as well as the American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia control.
Patients appreciate his lively and outgoing personality as well as his dedication and personalized attention to their care. His professional specialties include vast experience in difficult to fit contact lenses, treatment of eye disease and LASIK co-management. Dr. Allen is an avid pilot, holding commercial, instrument and multi-engine ratings, as well as being a former SCCA racecar driver. He lives in Loudoun County with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Paul Colbourne
Dr. Paul Colbourne, a graduate of George Mason University, received his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
He possesses extensive experience in comprehensive family eye care, contact lens fitting, treatment and management of ocular disease, and surgical co-management (including Laser Vision Correction).
He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Virginia Optometric Association and The Northern Virginia Optometric Society, and the American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia control.. Dr. Colbourne practices in our Ashburn office.
Dr. Diana Slavin
Dr. Diana Slavin is a native of Richmond, Virginia. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in biology. As the daughter of a prominent Richmond area developmental optometrist, the late Dr. Sidney Slavin, it was only natural that Dr. Slavin chose to pursue the career that she had grown up with: Optometry. Following her father’s lead, she graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
She began her career in Northern Virginia in private practice, where she honed her skills and interests in pediatrics and contact lenses. She joined Ashburn Eyecare Associates in 2003 and specializes in pediatrics and contact lenses. Patients love her outgoing demeanor and her dedication to their care. Dr. Slavin is a member of the Northern Virginia Optometric Society, Virginia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She and her husband are residents of Loudoun County and the proud parents of three children.
Dr. Kelly Joedicke
Dr. Kelly Joedicke was raised in upstate New York and attended Buffalo State University. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. Dr. Joedicke graduated in the top ten percent of her class and was elected to Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She received several scholarships for high academic achievement, was acknowledged for excellence in Contact Lens Fitting, and was awarded clinical honors in both Primary Care and Low Vision Rehabilitation. Prior to attending Buffalo State University, she received her A.A.S. in Ophthalmic Dispensing, which gives Dr. Joedicke extensive knowledge base of fitting and adjusting lenses, frames and contact lenses.
Dr. Joedicke has been practicing optometry in the Northern Virginia area since 1998. She joined out practice in 2005 and is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association and the Northern Virginia Optometric Society. She is a past-president of the Northern Virginia Optometric Society.
Dr. Joedicke is a highly experienced doctor in both primary eyecare as well as contact lens fitting and treating medical eye problems. She lives in South Riding with her husband Kevin and daughter Brenna and practices in our Chantilly office.
Dr. David M. Herr
Dr. David Herr graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and General Science in 1972. He then attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1974 and a doctor of Optometry in 1976. Dr. Herr then moved to the Washington area and began his career with Group Health Association, a multidisciplinary practice, in 1978. He was involved in primary ocular health care and contact lenses. Dr. Herr has 35 years of experience in primary eyecare and is a contact lens specialist. He enjoys providing a lifetime of service to his loyal patients.
John W. Dresely, Jr., O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
Dr. John Dresely was born in North Carolina, but grew up all around the United States and in Germany as the son of a U. S. Marine Corps officer. Northern Virginia was as close to a home base as possible. He attended Ripon College in Wisconsin, before earning his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the Southern California College of Optometry.
In his over 25 year career, Dr. Dresely has practiced in several areas of Virginia, before returning to Northern Virginia several years ago. He has extensive experience in primary eye care, contact lenses and treatment of eye diseases. His special area of interest is children's vision and vision development. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association, the Optometric Extension Program Foundation and is a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
He and his wife reside in Northern Virginia and when he's not in the office, he's probably on the golf course.
Dr. Jennifer Sun
Dr. Jennifer Sun grew up in Boston and received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Unhappy with the cold New England weather, she decided to move towards warmer weather. Eventually, to pursue her desire to be an eye care provider, Dr. Sun attended The Pennsylvania College of Optometry and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree. She has been practicing in Northern Virginia and Washington DC since 2009.
Dr. Sun has extensive experience in primary care optometry with special interest in pediatric eye care and ocular disease. She strives to develop long term relationship with patients and provide outstanding eye care services with very thorough eye exams. Dr. Sun currently practices in the Ashburn and Chantilly offices, and is accepting new patients.
Dr. Sun enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, young daughter and very mischievous dog.
Dr. Mallory Kuchem
Dr. Mallory Kuchem was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Highest Distinction in Biology. She then returned to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University College of Optometry, from which she graduated with both her Masters in Vision Science and her Doctor of Optometry degrees. While at Ohio State, Dr. Kuchem served as president of the College of Optometry’s chapter of Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and led mission trips providing optometric services to Guatemala and Nicaragua. She was elected to the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor society, received several awards and scholarships for her research and patient care, and received the prestigious Graduate of the Year Award.
Following her graduation, Dr. Kuchem spent several years practicing in Kansas City as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. While at KU, Dr. Kuchem helped build the ophthalmology department’s specialty contact lens practice. In 2014, she earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Kuchem thoroughly enjoys working with her patients to solve their visual needs and loves the lasting relationships created during that process. She lives in Vienna with her husband, Chad.
Dr. Stacy Jaffe
Dr. Stacy Jaffe was born and raised in Kankakee, Illinois. She attended Eastern Illinois University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. After working for a year as a chemical analyst for a pharmaceutical company, Dr. Jaffe decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an optometrist. She attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. While at Salus University, Dr. Jaffe was an active member of the Student Optometric Services to Humanity, traveling to Haiti to provide optometric exams to those in need.
Soon after graduating, Dr. Jaffe moved to Washington, DC, where she currently resides. She has extensive training in primary care with a particular interest in ocular disease and specialty contact lenses. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Virginia Optometric Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Jaffe enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her husband.