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With over 20 years of experience as a corneal sub-specialist, who else would you turn to for your own refractive surgery needs? When you work with Dr. Holzman, you know what you're going to get: a meticulous refractive surgeon who is dedicated to excellence in both patient and Affiliate relations.

Andrew Holzman, MD, FACSRegional Medical Director, TLC Tysons Corner, Rockville and Charlottesville

Dr. Angeles is a native Washingtonian. She earned her Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biology from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and pursued graduate studies at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from PCO and has been practicing in the DC area since 1996. Dr. Angeles has worked in the private practice setting as well as corporate-affiliated settings in the area; she has experience in primary care optometry, contact lenses and refractive surgery. As an independent contractor, she helped to open the Refractive Surgery Center at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda in 2000. In 2006, she joined the TLC team and currently supports the TLC Rockville and DC centers. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and DC Optometric Association. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking and golf.

Dr. James Smeriglio is the Clinical Director at TLC's Rockville center. Dr. Smeriglio received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Fairfield University in 1985 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1990. After nine years in private practice, Dr. Smeriglio joined TLC to specialize in refractive surgery.

Dr. Smeriglio has served as an investigator in FDA clinical trials and lectured on wavefront technology. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Maryland Optometric Association.

Jo Angeles, OD

Clinical Director, TLC DC

James Smeriglio, OD

Clinical Director, TLC Rockville

Ben Ophthalmic and surgical technician

Ben is an ophthalmic technician at TLC Rockville. He has been with TLC since 1999. He is also a satisfied LASIK patient, having had the procedure himself in 1999. Ben is a native of Richmond, VA, and a graduate of the University of Maryland. He is a die-hard Redskins fan. Ben truly enjoys the work he does and the people that he has helped over the years.

For twelve years, Lee has traveled between multiple area TLC centers, providing outstanding support to staff and patients in roles ranging from consult center manager, patient counselor, and ophthalmic technician. He complements the patient care process with his kindness and gift at putting patients at ease to obtain the vital tests necessary to perform Laser Vision Corrective Surgery. Lee can also be seen representing TLC in the community by providing on-site support at TLC educational seminars such as Lunch and Learns and Health Fairs. His supporting role has expanded to After Hour TLC Functions like CE nights for TLC Affiliates in the community.


Ophthalmic technician, TLC Rockville and DC