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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Lake Ridge Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Lake Ridge.


Richard Jablonski, OD

Dr. Richard Jablonski is co-owner of Lake Ridge 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 Lake Ridge 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.


Obaidullah Faiq, OD

Dr. Obaidullah Faiq is an associate optometrist at Lake Ridge Vision Source. Dr. Faiq attended George Mason University for his undergraduate studies, from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He went on to study at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University to obtain his doctor of Optometry degree. In his studies, Dr. Faiq was cited by the faculty of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry for clinical excellence in pediatric care while interning at The Eye Institute, Philadelphia. In addition, Dr. Faiq received numerous clinical honors in his externship rotations with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Virginia and his contact lens rotation in Washington D.C. Dr. Faiq grew up in Northern Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Faiq is excited to be a part of the Lake Ridge Vision Source team and to provide full scope optometric care to the diverse patient population. His hobbies include playing sports, spending quality time with family and friends, and traveling to new places.


Meet Our Staff

Practice Manager: Carla
First Impression: Veronicazee, Catheryn, & Kayla
Optometric Technicians: Beth, Stephanie, & Joseth
Opticians/Frame Stylists: Tim, Jose, Genesis, & Edward
Billing: Merceedes & Grecia
Marketing Coordinator: Lauren