Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make LakeRidge Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Lake Ridge.
Richard Jablonski, OD
Dr. Richard Jablonski is co-owner of LakeRidge Vision Source which he founded with his part-ner, and former ICO classmate Dr. Diane Conness in 1985. Dr. Jablonski attended the University of Illinois for undergrad and studied at the Illinois College of Optometry for his doctorate (class of ’82). Dr. Jablonski joined a private practice in Crystal City (Washington DC) before opening LRVS with Dr. Conness.
Dr. Jablonski has been living and practicing in Northern Virginia for the past 30 years. He is a former treasurer and president of the Battlefied Optometric Association, and currently serves on the TLC Laser advisory board. Dr. Jablonski is certified in low vision therapy, and is a member of the Virginia Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the national Vision Source organization for private practitioners. Among other hobbies, he loves golfing, tennis, and racquet ball.
Diane Conness, OD
Dr. Diane Conness is co-owner of LakeRidge Vision Source which she founded with her partner, and former ICO classmate, Dr. Richard Jablonski, in 1985. Dr. Conness attended Illinois State University for undergrad before joining the U.S. Air Force during which time she studied at the Illinois College of Optometry for her doctorate (class of ’82). She graduated as a commissioned captain in the Air Force, and was stationed at the Bolling Air Force base in Washington D.C.. Dr. Conness served from 1982-1985 before opening LRVS as a private practice with Dr. Jablonski.
Dr. Conness has been living and practicing in Northern Virginia for the past 30 years. She has been recognized for community outreach by the Lions Club and served on the Board of Virginia Optometry for two years. She speaks French and American Sign Language, and is a member of the Virginia Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the national Vision Source organization for private practitioners. Among other hobbies, she loves running, tennis, and horse-back riding.
Julia Pierce, OD
Dr. Pierce received her doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to that, she received her bachelor of science from the University of Mary Washington.
Dr. Pierce provides primary eye care to patients of all ages, and specializes in both routine and complex contact lens fits. She particularly enjoys fitting lenses for keratoconus patients. Dr. Pierce is a Northern Virginia native, and in her spare time she works on the executive board of a non-profit literary magazine for school children in West Africa.
Meet Our Staff
Office Manager: Carla
Front Desk: Veronicazee, Catheryn, & Darlene
Optometric Technicians: Beth, Stephanie, & Alex
Opticians: Tim, Jose, Genesis, & Edward
Marketing Coordinator: Lauren