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Founder | Optometrist


Dr. Tina Ansari earned her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Virginia. Post-graduation, she spent a year working in research at the Pathology department at UVA. While she found the experience to be quite rewarding, she realized that she wanted to work directly with patients. She went on to attend and earn her Doctorate in Optometry from University of California – Berkeley. Her training focused on primary eye care, contact lens fitting, and ocular disease management with externships at the Portland VA Medical center, Seymour Johnson Airforce Base, and the Casa Grande VA Medical Center. After several years of practicing out West, she decided to move back to her home state of Virginia to be closer to family.

Dr. Ansari has several years of experience in different modes of practice including hospital, retail, private optometry and ophthalmology, and mobile nursing home care. She established Lumen Eye Center to use her diverse experience to provide the highest level of care to the patients in her community.

Dr. Ansari can perform exams in Farsi and Korean. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, painting, traveling, and trying new cuisine.

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Patient Experience Coordinator


Suzy is a Virginia native and graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Health and Wellness. She started her career as a Fitness Trainer for a large Health Club in Chantilly, Va but found a love for sales and switched to an IT provider firm. She has been a stay at home mom for the past 20 years but decided to come out of retirement for the chance to work for Dr. Ansari at Lumen Eye Center.


Suzy lives in Bristow, VA with her husband, three boys and her dog, Augie. She loves the outdoors and in her spare time she enjoys working out, golfing, skiing and fishing.

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Patient Experience Coordinator

Kylie is a proud Australian native and a mom of two kids plus a dog. She started her career in the fashion industry.   This allowed her the opportunity to travel the world and live on four continents. Kylie's passionate about traveling, anything fitness or nature orientated. 

Kylie has been a Northern Virginia Resident for the past several years. She is excited to be part of the Lumen team, and looks forward to meeting you and helping you find your perfect pair of glasses!

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Patient Experience Coordinator

Donna is originally from the Kansas City area and moved to Northern Virginia in 2021. She graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a degree in Sociology and later earned her Masters in Business Management from Troy University. She began her career as a Vision Center Manager for Walmart before serving several years as a leader in human resources in the financial and insurance industries. She enjoyed her time as a stay-at-home mom for many years but decided to return to the workforce as a Patient Experience Coordinator for Dr. Ansari at Lumen Eye Center.


Donna lives in Bristow, VA with her husband, two children, and their dog, Remy. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time at the beach, and watching her son play baseball.

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