About Us

C_Callahan_MDDr. Claiborne Callahan and the staff of Callahan Eye are devoted to giving patients advanced and personalized medical and surgical eye care.

Dr. Callahan’s knowledge, experience and patient-centered focus allow her to spend quality time with each patient to diagnose, educate and treat them. She understands that patients have a choice with whom to entrust their eye care needs, and she prides herself on adhering to the highest ethical standards in the practice of medicine.

The staff and patients work together with Dr. Callahan as a team to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Callahan truly cares about her patients as individuals and wants them to be part of their medical decision-making process.

Dr. Callahan has performed hundreds of cataract surgeries, as well as laser, glaucoma and eyelid plastic surgeries. She has treated a myriad of eye conditions throughout her career. She is committed to ongoing education and stays current with diagnoses and treatments. She attends several educational and training meetings yearly to remain in the forefront of ophthalmology advancements.

A native of Leesburg, Va., Dr. Callahan graduated with distinction from The University of Virginia in 1996. In 2000, she graduated from The University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Tulane University in 2004.

She is a Diplomate of the America Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She was voted the best eye doctor in Loudoun County by the readers of Leesburg Today in 2012.

Prior to joining Callahan Eye, Dr. Callahan was in private practice in Florida and Alabama. She returned home to Leesburg in 2011 to be closer to her family. She became the director of Callahan Eye in 2012 after her father’s retirement. Continuity of care continues to be the hallmark of the practice.

Flinton Callahan II, M.D. is the founder of Callahan Eye, where he served as the director from 1979 to 2011. He was voted the best eye doctor in Loudoun County by the readers of Leesburg Today for 14 consecutive years. Dr. Flinton Callahan retired in 2011.

Training and Credentials

  • College: The University of Virginia, B.A. with Distinction, 1996
  • Medical School: The University of Virginia School of Medicine, M.D., 2000
  • Internship: Tulane University Medical Center, 2000-2001
  • Ophthalmology Training: Tulane University Medical Center, 2001-2004
  • Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2005
  • Medical Licensure: Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • Member, Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Member, Medical Society of Virginia
  • Member, Shenandoah Independent Practice Association
  • Member, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce