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Dear Friends of Virginia Eyecare Center,

As my retirement is fast approaching, I felt it was time to formally announce that my exit date is June 28, 2016. Over the past year, I have been discussing this move with many of my patients and to them this notice will be of no surprise. As the first optometrist in Burke, Virginia in 1975, I have known many of you for the past 40 years. It has been a true pleasure to serve as your eye doctor and friend throughout this time, as it seems to have flown by in an instant. The profession has changed dramatically in its technology and delivery of care. Bringing the very best to our patients has always been a driving force in the philosophy that our doctors and staff pursue here at Virginia Eyecare Center, as it will continue to be in the future.

Although it is difficult to move on to this next chapter in my life, as I will truly miss the relationships that I have built with my patients, knowing that I am leaving you all in the very capable hands of my colleagues at Virginia Eyecare Center makes this transition easier.

I personally want to thank all of you for the kind words in the last few months and extend my best wishes for good health in the years ahead. 

As I retire, I would like to introduce you all to Dr. Kathryn Huebner, who will be joining the great team at Virginia Eyecare Center in June 2016. Dr. Huebner is an excellent doctor and person, and I am confident that you all will continue to receive the very best care from her and from all the doctors at Virginia Eyecare. 


Dr. Michael Caplan

Introducing Dr. Kathryn Huebner!

Dr. Huebner was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She graduated in 2009 from St. Olaf College, in Minnesota. She then went to Memphis, Tennessee, where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in 2014. While in school, she was very active in the American Optometric Student Association and served as a Trustee representing her optometry school. She also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Memphis and Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity in Honduras. Soon after graduation, she moved to DC/Northern Virginia and began practicing. She fell in love with the area and has decided to make a home here. Dr. Huebner has a special interest in geriatric eye care including Cataracts, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. She also enjoys singing choral music, spending time outdoors, traveling the world, and listening to audiobooks.