Meet The Eyecare Center's Dedicated Team of Optometrists
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Dr. Columbia Herzlinger

Dr. Columbia Herzlinger received her Bachelor’s degree at Southern Methodist University while participating in SMU’s Division One Rowing team. She received her Doctoral Degree at New England College of Optometry in Boston. Dr. Herzlinger is passionate about primary patient care and specialty contact lenses, including scleral lenses. She enjoys staying active, cooking, and spending time with family.

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Dr. Monica Taxali

Dr. Taxali is a graduate of the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar. She obtained her optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. Her clinical experience there included managing patients at Harvard-Health and the prestigious Joslin Diabetes Center.

Dr. Taxali has 22 years’ experience in optometry with special interest in specialty contact lens fittings, urgent care, and glaucoma management.

Dr. Taxali resides in Herndon, Virginia with her husband and three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, astronomy, and spending time outdoors.