Meet Dr. Farhi

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Dr. Farhi is a fellowship-trained and board-certified ophthalmologist with additional expertise in advanced cataract, glaucoma and iris surgical techniques.  She received her formal training from world-renown ophthalmologists such as Dr. Alan Crandall during her glaucoma anterior segment fellowship and Dr. Joel Schuman during her ophthalmology residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

While Dr. Farhi sees patients with all eye problems (including: cataracts, glaucoma, blurred vision, diabetic related eye disease, macular degeneration, dry eyes, red eyes, floaters (spots in vision), flashes, irritated or painful eyes, pediatric eye diseases, contact lens related problems, eyelid lesions, corneal problems, neuro-ophthalmological problems and more), she is the only glaucoma and anterior segment sub-specialized ophthalmologist in the New River Valley.  

Dr. Farhi is known to provide thorough and  compassionate care which has earned her patient-designated awards such as “Healthgrades Honor Roll,” Vital’s “Patient’s Choice Award,” Vital’s “Compassionate Care Award”, and Vital’s “Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award” (awarded to 1% of physicians in the United States). She was voted First Place for Best Bedside Manners in the New River Valley in the 8th annual survey by Our Health. 

Dr. Farhi, her husband Ben Jantzen, and three children are proud to have chosen Blacksburg as their home after her husband accepted a professorship position at Virginia Tech University.

Prior to coming to Blacksburg, Dr. Farhi was a partner with a large ophthalmology group in Pittsburgh.

She attended medical school at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and performed her ophthalmology residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  She has also completed a glaucoma anterior segment fellowship at Moran Eye Center.

In her spare time, Dr. Farhi enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.