Family Optometric Associates
Dr. Steven Chado graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1983, and has been practicing optometry in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania for the past 35 years. After working in a private practice, he founded Family Optometric Associates, P.C. in 1992. Since then, Dr. Chado has established Family Optometric Associates practices in Stafford, Virginia; Frederick, Maryland; in Naval Exchanges in Oahu, Hawaii; San Diego, California; Norfolk, Virginia; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, Fort Belvoir AAFES Exchange, Virginia and Buckley Air Force Base AAFES Exchange, Colorado. Dr. Chado resides with his wife, Dr. Beverly Chado, in Frederick, Maryland.
Ashley Sheidy, Chief of Operations
Ashley Sheidy grew up in Pennsylvania where she married her high-school sweetheart who is currently serving in the US Marine Corps. She moved to Quantico, VA in 2008 with her family and began working in our Stafford, VA office as an Optometric Technician. She moved to Norfolk, VA in 2011 and transferred to our Norfolk office where she became the office manager. In 2014, Ashley and her family moved to Okinawa, Japan where they spent three years enjoying the Japanese culture. In 2017, they re-located to San Diego, where Ashley was promoted to Practice Administrator for all 7 FOA offices nationwide. In 2020, Ashley moved cross country back to Norfolk, where she was promoted to Chief of Operations. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and loving on her two Golden Retrievers.
Family Optometric Associates provides primary eye care through comprehensive eye examinations
This includes general eye examinations for correction of farsightedness, nearsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. The doctors also diagnose, manage and treat diseases and disorders of the visual system. Thorough examinations of the external and internal structure of the eyes are performed to evaluate for many ocular conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disorders, and systemic disorders including hypertension and diabetes.
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Timothy Edwards, O.D.
Dr. Timothy Edwards graduated in 1979 from Towson State University, and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia (currently known as Salus University). Dr. Edwards has been with Family Optometric Associates since February of 1994, and has been practicing in our Stafford location since December of 1995. Dr. Edwards is licensed to practice optometry in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Dr. Edwards’s hometown is Churchville, Maryland.
We are saddened to report Dr. Edwards passed away suddenly December 12th, 2018. He is survived by his wife Nancy. Dr. Edwards was a friend, colleague, and classmate. He will be deeply missed by all his patients and our staff.