Family Optometric Associates is locally owned and operated serving the Stafford, Virginia area since 1994. We are located within the Stafford Walmart Shopping Center.
When you visit us for an eye exam, our optometrist, Dr. Spencer will evaluate your visual health. This includes general eye examinations for correction of farsightedness, nearsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. The doctors also diagnose, manage and treat diseases and disorders of the visual system. Thorough examinations of the external and internal structure of the eyes are performed to evaluate for many ocular conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disorders, and systemic disorders including hypertension and diabetes.
Alexis Spencer, O.D.
Dr. Alexis Spencer is a honors graduate from The Southern California College of Optometry. Her clinical training includes externships with The Veterans Affairs in Las Vegas, NV, The Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and The Indian Health Service in Crownpoint, NM. She further pursued her education in a post-doctoral residency program at a remote Indian Hospital in Chinle, AZ. There, Dr. Spencer found a love of caring for patients from infants to the elderly, and she continues to bring her expertise and enthusiasm for eye care to all her patients.
Dr. Spencer is a Northern Virginia native and graduate of The Thomas Jefferson HS for Science & Technology. After leaving the area to attend The Florida A&M University as a presidential scholar, she has practiced around the country serving her military community and working in private practice for over a decade. She is excited to finally call Northern Virginia home again.
Outside of Optometry, Dr. Spencer’s passions include photography, fitness, travel, and living a faith filled life with her husband Will and son Eli.
Timothy Edwards, O.D.
Dr. Timothy Edwards graduated in 1979 from Towson State University, and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia (currently known as Salus University). Dr. Edwards has been with Family Optometric Associates since February of 1994, and has been practicing in our Stafford location since December of 1995. Dr. Edwards is licensed to practice optometry in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Dr. Edwards’s hometown is Churchville, Maryland.
We are saddened to report Dr. Edwards passed away suddenly December 12th, 2018. He is survived by his wife Nancy. Dr. Edwards was a friend, colleague, and classmate. He will be deeply missed by all his patients and our staff.
Health Insurances We Accept:
Family Optometric Associates may not participate in (or be “enrolled” in) all of our accepted insurance plans. To determine whether a physician or other health care provider at FOA is credentialed and enrolled with one of the plans listed below, please call our office and speak with one of our insurance specialists.
NOTE: Please refer to the lists of accepted insurance organized by our service areas below. Because this changes regularly, we recommend that you check with your insurance provider for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding your coverage of services and physicians at FOA.
Insurances by location:
- Bethesda: Aetna, Eyemed, John Hopkins, Medicare, Tricare
- Norfolk: Aetna, Eyemed, Medicare, Tricare
- Pearl Harbor: HMSA, Medicare, Tricare
- San Diego: Aetna, Eyemed, Medicare, Tricare
- Fort Belvoir: Aetna, Medicare, Tricare, John Hopkins
- Stafford: Aetna, Eyemed, Medicare, Tricare, Walmart VSP
- Buckley AFB: Tricare and Medicare, Eyemed