David John Forster, MD Ophthalmology

David John Forster, MD

Fairfax, VA 22033 (3 other locations)
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Patients’ Perspective

  • Friendly staff
  • Trusted diagnosis
  • Good bedside manner

About David John Forster MD

David John Forster, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Fairfax, VA, with other offices in Falls Church, VA and Alexandria, VA (and 2 other locations). He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology.

David Forster has received the following awards:


Dr. David John Forster has 4 locations

Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates Pc 3975 Fair Ridge Dr Ste 100 Fairfax, VA 22033
Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates Pc 6231 Leesburg Pike Ste 608 Falls Church, VA 22044
Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates Pc 6363 Walker Ln Ste 150 Alexandria, VA 22310
Northern Virginia Eye Surgery Center 2710 PROSPERITY AVE STE 150 FAIRFAX, VA 22031


Dr. David John Forster has the following specialty

Specialty Expertise

Dr. David John Forster has the following 11 areas of expertise

  • Blindness
  • Eye Exam
  • Vision Issues
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Pain
  • Uveitis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract


3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.


37 Years Experience

Jacobs School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences At The Univ Of Buffalo

Graduated in 1985

Dr. David John Forster Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Innovation Health Leap
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Pathway X Tiered Hospital and Dental Prime MRF
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
  • Coventry - Southside Tier 2
  • Coventry DE PPO
  • Coventry Southern Health PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MD IPA/Optimum Choice HMO/Preferred POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pathway X Tiered Hospital and Dental Prime
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. David John Forster

Dr. Forster has been in practice with Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates since 1991. During this time, he has practiced general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and the subspecialty of uveitis (inflammatory diseases of the eye). He completed his residency training at Georgetown University, which was followed by a two-year fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology at the University of Southern California Doheny Eye Institute. During his years in practice in Northern Virginia, he has served as President of the Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology, and is also Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Georgetown University Medical School. He has authored numerous journal articles and textbook chapters in the field of ocular inflammatory disease. Dr. Forster is regularly included in Washingtonian's list of Top Doctors for Northern Virginia.

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