Meet The Eyecare Center's Dedicated Team of Optometrists
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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.

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Dr. Lina Mojarrad

Dr. Lina Mojarrad was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from George Mason University. She then moved to Boston and earned her Doctorate in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry.

Following graduation, she extended her training by completing a residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Eye Care at the Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center. There she gained extensive exposure to ocular pathology including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration.

Her areas of interest include emergency eye care, diagnosis and management of ocular disease, contact lenses, dry eye syndrome, and co-management of cataracts. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.

On her free time, Dr. Mojarrad enjoys cooking, photography, traveling, and spending time with family & friends.