About Us

Virginia Eye Institute | Ophthalmology | Lasik Surgery | Richmond VA | Chester VA | Petersburg VA

Founded in 1976, Virginia Eye Institute is one of Virginia’s oldest, largest and best-known ophthalmology practices. We offer a unique comprehensive model of care with a diverse collection of ophthalmologists and subspecialists providing eye-care expertise under one roof.

VEI provides treatment for an entire range of ophthalmic needs, including cataract surgery, retinal disorders, glaucoma care, corneal disorders, pediatric eye care and adult strabismus, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, LASIK and refractive surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, optometry, as well as optical shops for glasses or customized contact lenses. We participate with all major managed care plans.

VEI’s physicians are board certified and fellowship-trained by some of the world’s leading ophthalmology medical schools and sub-specialty society members. Inside of our optical shops, we staff board-certified opticians and contact lens fitters.

Our Mission

To enhance lives by delivering world-class, comprehensive eye care services.

To carry out this mission Virginia Eye Institute will strive to:

  • Ensure that Quality underpins every decision.
  • Deliver Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment as evidenced by outcomes and overall patient experience.
  • Provide Convenient and Efficient Access to a comprehensive array of Ophthalmic services throughout the region via clinical sites and community outreach.
  • Continuously Evaluate Clinical and Technological Advancements.
  • Excel in specialized Ophthalmic Care supported by comprehensive Research and Education.

Artist of the Month

November Artist

Seasons of Beauty Watercolor and Collage by Emma Lou Marchant Martin

Though my many interests from art history to current events, travel, to man's achievements are subjects of my art, my love for the natural world permeates the majority of my work, and in particular the floral subject.  Since I was a small child I have planted gardens and enjoyed arranging flowers.  Now more of my time is spent creating art work and translating and exploring these interests in different media for the enjoyment of others.  Throughout the history of art, artists have enjoyed using the floral subject with their elegant shapes, colors, and diversity for inspiration.  I add my passion to this tradition!  I continually work to combine beauty of surface, richness of color and excellence of technique while striving for an original interpretation of realism.  Believing when one possesses a gift, it must be shared.  It is my great joy to inspire others to discover the beauty in the world around us.  May this exhibit encourage you to observe our beautiful and fascinating world of nature more closely and record it as you discover the artist within you!

Emma Lou Martin is a versatile Richmond artist who exhibits widely, has taught workshops, served as a museum docent for thirty years, serves as a juror for art shows, and was the founding director of Uptown Gallery, a Richmond area artist co-op.  Her work can be found in numerous corporate collections including the Federal Reserve Bank, E.R. Carpenter Corp., Media General, Birdsong Corp., MCV and UVA Hospitals as well as in national and international private collections.

Virginia Eye Institute welcomes other local artists who wish to exhibit their work. Please contact info@vaeye.com or 804-287-4200 for information.

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  • Appointments in Richmond (804) 287-4200
  • Appointments in Tri-Cities (804) 733-7300
  • For Information (804) 287-4200
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