John F. O’Neill, MD
A 1956 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Medicine, Dr. John F. O’Neill has completed extensive training in both ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver and the prestigious Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Dr. O’Neil joined the practice of Dr. Frank Costenbader, who is considered to be both a pioneer in children’s eye care and the founding father of pediatric ophthalmology. In 1983, Dr. O’Neill became part of the academic faculty at Georgetown University Medical Center full-time, establishing the center’s current pediatric ophthalmology practice. He has since served as the director of the Georgetown’s Ophthalmology Residency Training Program, helping to educate countless medical residents. Dr. O’Neill was also instrumental in establishing the center’s post-residency fellowship training program, which offers students training in the areas of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus surgery.
Among Dr. O’Neill’s other academic accomplishments are his appointment as the Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at Georgetown University’s Medical Center and School of Medicine and his appointment as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He specializes in the areas of ocular motility disorders in children and adults, ocular infections of the newborn and infancy, and visual disorders related to learning disabilities.
In addition to his academic accomplishments, Dr. O’Neill has garnered a number of professional accolades. He is a member of Children National Medical Center’s senior attending staff as well as an officer of the medical staff. He has also served as Chairman of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s national committee on Pediatric and School Eye Safety.
As part of Dr. O’Neill’s ongoing commitment to new advances in the field of ophthalmology, he participates in research projects and writes scientific papers as well as book chapters about visual disorders and children’s eye diseases. He was a charter and organizing member of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the National Children’s Eye Care Foundation, and he is a life member in the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
In addition to his Washington office, Dr. O’Neill maintains a special relationship with the pediatricians of the Annapolis area and Anne Arundel County. He also has a satellite office in Annapolis, where he sees and treats both pediatric and adult patients with strabismus.
G. Vike Vicente, M.D., FAAP
Following the completion of his fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Harvard-Boston Children’s Hospital Dr. Vicente has joined the EDOW and Dr. John O’Neill. Their practice is the continuation of that of Dr. Frank Costenbader, known as the founder of pediatric ophthalmology in the United States.
Dr. Vicente’s previous training included undergraduate studies at the College of William and Mary, and medical school at Thomas Jefferson Medical College from both of which he graduated with honors. Dr. Vicente completed an ophthalmology residency at George Washington University and Children’s National Medical Center. He was elected chief resident, responsible for the training of resident doctors.
Dr. Vicente is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Both Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Vicente have been voted as “Top Docs” by their colleagues and Washingtonian magazine.
As a child, Dr. Vicente lived in different countries across South America. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
While at Harvard, he received an award for teaching and developed new techniques for eye muscle and pediatric cataract surgery. He has been an invited speaker at international conferences, and an invited distinguished professor at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has been an author in a pediatric infectious disease textbook and research papers. The American Academy of Ophthalmology uses Dr. Vicente’s lectures on physics and ophthalmic optics for their training of ophthalmology residents in the United States.
Within pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, his areas of special interest include: strabismus surgery, congenital ptosis, eye infections, retinopathy of prematurity, obstructed nasal lacrimal ducts, pediatric cataract surgery, and BOTOX® muscle injection for strabismus.
Presently, Dr. Vicente has office hours at the N. Park Ave. Office. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Ophthalmology at Georgetown University Hospital, and is a physician volunteer faculty at Children’s National Medical Center.
Dr. Vicente lives with his wife and his two sons in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He enjoys martial arts, trail running, teaching and international medical mission trips.
Ashley Wong, O.D.
After earning her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Maryland, Dr. Ashley Wong received her Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. In the pursuit of her doctorate degree, Dr. Wong completed externships at Baltimore Veterans Administration, Andrews Air Force Base, and Eye Doctors of Washington. Her residency training at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry was in primary care with an emphasis on binocular vision and pediatrics. While there, she was able to work in the pediatric ophthalmology department at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
At Eye Doctors of Washington’s North Park Ave office, Dr. Wong concentrates on lazy eye, binocular vision, therapy for eye motility conditions, and pediatric care. In addition to helping our English-speaking patients, Dr. Wong is also fluent in Cantonese. When she is not focusing on treating her patients, Dr. Wong plays tennis, travels, cooks, and spends time with her dogs.