FOA Fort Belvoir

Family Optometric Associates is locally owned and operated serving the Fort Belvoir, Virginia area since 2005. We are located within the Fort Belvoir AAFES Exchange.

When you visit us for an eye exam, our optometrists, Dr. Steven Chado and Dr. Ajibola Ogunnusi will evaluate your visual health. 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.




Mon. to Fri. 9am – 5:30pm,
Sat. 9am – 4pm


PHONE: 571-339-8328
FAX: 571-339-8351

Dr. Steven Chado, O.D.

Dr. Steven Chado graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1983, and has been practicing optometry in Maryland, Virginia, and California for the past 33 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 Naval Exchanges in Oahu, Hawaii; San Diego, California; Norfolk, Virginia; and Walter Reed National Naval Medical Center; and in Army/Air Force Exchanges at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Dr. Chado resides with his wife, Dr. Beverly Chado, in Frederick, Maryland.

Dr. Ajibola Ogunnusi, O.D.

Dr. Ogunnusi, completed her undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. There she received her first degree a Bachelor of Science in Biology; and her second degree Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After undergraduate, Dr. Ogunnusi followed her passion and worked as a Counselor for a non-profit organization. It was there that she noticed firsthand the disconnect between healthcare and patient education.

Dr. Ogunnusi spent the next four years as a student at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree. Part of her education brought her back to Maryland, where she trained at Mercy Medical Hospital and the Baltimore VA Hospital.

Dr. Ogunnusi’s specialties and interests include providing comprehensive eye care, patient education, community vision/eye screenings, glaucoma management, diabetic eye care, disease management and geriatric eye care. She believes that doctors educating patients, is the first step towards a healthier society. She also strongly believes in the saying “Healthy Body, Healthy Eyes”.

She currently lives in Virginia with her husband and children.

Health Insurances We Accept:

Family Optometric Associates may not participate in (or be “enrolled” in) all of our accepted insurance plans. To determine whether a physician or other health care provider at FOA is credentialed and enrolled with one of the plans listed below, please call our office and speak with one of our insurance specialists.

NOTE: Please refer to the lists of accepted insurance organized by our service areas below. Because this changes regularly, we recommend that you check with your insurance provider for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding your coverage of services and physicians at FOA.

Insurances by location:

  • Bethesda: John Hopkins, Medicare, Tricare, Aetna, Eyemed
  • Norfolk: Aetna, Eyemed, Medicare, Tricare
  • Pearl Harbor: HMSA, Medicare, Tricare, Aetna, Eyemed
  • San Diego: Aetna, Eyemed, Medicare, Tricare, Spectera, Davis
  • Fort Belvoir: Aetna, Medicare, Tricare, John Hopkins, Spectera, Eyemed

Services available to authorized Navy Exchange patrons only. This advertisement is neither paid for, in whole or in part, by the Department of the Navy or NEXCOM. This advertisement does not constitute endorsement by NEXCOM, Department of the Navy, or the U.S Government of the products or services advertised.

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