Meet Our Team

The Schefkind Eye Care team consists of ophthalmologists Dr. Schefkind and Dr. Chay. We also feature certified ophthalmic technicians and friendly, professional administrative staff. The team has worked together for years. Each member was selected for their experience, skill, and dedication to serving you.

Mark Schefkind, M.D.


Mark Schefkind, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who has practiced ophthalmology in the Mt. Vernon community since 1989. He is a Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Tufts University and an AOA (medical honor society) graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Schefkind served his residency in ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. He is Chief of Ophthalmology at Mt. Vernon Hospital and specializes in no stitch cataract surgery. He has been named a top doctor in the Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines.

Dr. Schefkind specializes in small incision cataract surgery employing advanced technology. This surgery is performed without stitches or shots in a state of the art surgicenter located in the INOVA HealthPlex building in Springfield. Dr. Schefkind has extensive experience with the various implant options available including toric lenses to correct astigmatism and the RESTOR lens to assist with reading. He will help guide you through the entire process.

Dr. Schefkind also performs laser procedures and minor ocular and eyelid surgeries in the office. 

Edward Chay, M.D.


Edward Chay, M.D. specializes in Glaucoma and Comprehensive Ophthalmology. He has a background in computer engineering from his undergraduate education at Carnegie Mellon University. He completed his medical training at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate, internship at Yale University, and residency in Ophthalmology also at SUNY Downstate. He then completed his fellowship in Glaucoma at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Chay is published in numerous journals and performs minimally invasive glaucoma (MIGS) surgery as well as cataract surgery with premium lens implantation. He is also very active in resident education and community outreach. Though glaucoma is a serious eye disease, if promptly diagnosed and responsibly treated, many of its effects can be minimized and a healthy and productive lifestyle can be maintained. Dr. Chay's mission is to foster a strong doctor-patient partnership through compassion, listening, and providing state of the art medical care.