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Education and Credentials

Medical Education:
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA
Johns Hopkins Hospital - Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital - Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD
Board Certification:
Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Resources for My Patients

Diseases and Conditions


Office Visit

Offices and Directions

Falls Church

Ophthalmology OPH1
Office Address: 
201 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
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I have a particular interest in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (also known as MIGS), as well as cataract surgery.

I am passionate about providing the best care possible for my patients, which is why I'm thrilled to be part of the amazing team at the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group where we continuously strive towards our common goal of delivering superior, patient-centered care.

Professional Affiliations

What My Patients Say

I always have good experiences at Kaiser Permanente with all the doctors but Dr. Villarreal is one of the best. His professionalism, experience and kindness [is]….not only helpful but also educational. - YL

His expert hands and careful assessment of my cataract have given me a new lease on my visual life! This is a modern day miracle! The entire Ophthalmology department was thorough and professional. I am so happy! - DZ

I had excellent care by Dr. Villarreal recently for cataract surgery. I feel fortunate that I had access to this ophthalmologist through Kaiser Permanente. - SN

Dr. Villarreal and the entire prep/support team were fantastic! Dr. V went above and beyond to ensure that my care was important to him and the support staff. He spoke with me before the surgery, right after and called later that day! My experience at Tysons, where the surgery took place, was so smooth! Everyone was professional, warm and [had] great bedside manners. This was the second time I have had eye surgery with Dr. V and [his] staff at Tysons. Excellent people! - MC

I was referred to Dr. Villarreal in August 2017 as my glaucoma diagnosis progressed. Under his care, my condition is under control. Dr. Villarreal always takes the time to clearly and realistically explain treatment plans and options and  answer my questions. As a result, I have confidence in his ability, judgement and competence. Furthermore, he is also a very approachable, warm and understanding professional. I would follow him to any other Kaiser Permanente facility in the universe. - EE

Just the thought of having a cataract surgery was terrifying. After I met Dr. Villarreal, I realized that he was a true expert on eye diseases and [a] well-skilled surgeon in returning eyesight to many people. Therefore, after Dr. Villareal diagnosed my eyes and concluded that I [had] cataracts in both eyes, I asked him to remove the cataract in my left eye in which the bigger of the two cataracts resided. He did so eight days ago. Today, the eighth day after the surgery, I see details I never knew existed. Everything is very clear. This is why I now look forward to Dr. Villarreal removing the cataract in my right eye. Consequently, my dream to see as well as I did four decades ago is coming through. I am very impressed with Dr. Villarreal’s medial skills, fine personality and how well he treats his patients. As for his surgical skills, he has a brilliant mind and golden hands. Thank you, Dr. Villarreal, for returning sight to my left eye and soon to my right eye. Thank you Kaiser Permanente for having such a fine doctor on your staff. - GG

My cataract surgery experience with Dr. Villarreal was positive and rewarding. He is a top-notch ophthalmologist. His medical training, knowledge and surgical skills are exemplary, plus he treats the whole person, not just the disease. His positive and caring manner is heartfelt and self-evident. This made a significant difference in my treatment. Thank you, Dr. V! - JO

I witnessed my mother losing her eyesight from a mild stroke .... My vision is important. I was not receptive to having cataract procedures on my eyes. Dr. Villarreal calmed my fears and reassured me that everything would be all right. His professionalism and demeanor were of the highest standards. He displayed great empathy. My recovery and follow-up has been without any issues. I would recommend Dr. Villarreal to anyone considering cataract procedures. - RR

I have had a lot of surgeries before but my experience with Dr. Villarreal was exceptionally good. It had taken me a long time to decide to have eye surgery, [and] afraid to lose my vision if it did not work. But the moment he talked to me, all my fears disappeared. The very friendly and professional way he explained everything was superb. All my fears were gone. After the surgery, he sat down with me for quite a while and explained how positively everything went, what I must do and to come back again the next day. There and then I decided to have surgery on my other eye too. And not only that, I thanked God for giving him such care and wisdom, and asked God to bless him more. He cares so much for his patients and he is very, very good at his job. I gave my other eye to his professional hands a few months later. Thank you, Dr. Villarreal! - AE

I was referred to Dr. Villarreal for a relatively new glaucoma surgery. His knowledge and confidence sold me on taking a chance with the new surgery. Dr. Villarreal is professional, yet warm and personable, putting his patient at ease. A few weeks after the surgery, all is going well. Dr Villarreal’s medical training and personal qualities are an asset to Kaiser Permanente and its patients. - LF

Excellent doctor. - HR

Dr. Villarreal has replaced cataracts in both of my eyes and has been closely monitoring my glaucoma. As most people can attest, having any issues related to their eyes is frightening .... Dr. Villarreal is professional, patient and takes time to thoroughly address any questions. He is the best. - MS

Dr. Villarreal and his team were wonderful when I had both cataract procedures. He was so caring and explained everything to me and my husband. So professional yet so caring. - MK

I am so pleased to have Dr. Villarreal as my Kaiser Permanante ophthalmologist for the past two years for glaucoma surgery and continuing care. He has a professional and personable demeanor focused on my clear understanding of how together we can effectively manage my glaucoma. All options are explained in a conversational manner, signaling my healthcare is in partnership with him. Most significantly, Dr. Villarreal creates an atmosphere of trust and an authentic commitment to excellence through his meticulous clinical exams, comforting comments during clinical procedures, and personalized late evening/early morning telephone calls after procedures, as well as reminders for important follow-up visits. Even with email communication, the response is same day or within 24 hours! I feel highly valued as a patient and I know that Dr. Villarreal always has my health as a priority for my quality of life. Given that physicians have hundreds of patients, Dr. Villarreal’s gift to establish and maintain a personalized, quality relationship with me and every patient is truly a blessing! - DT