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

August Artist

A self-taught photographer, native to the Richmond area, I like a lot of folks, picked up a digital camera when my daughter was born.  So having camera in hand, I naturally turned it on other things I saw as well, and if my photos have a mission, it is this: capture everyday scenes and environments and present them in an interesting way.  My images are not of the "touristy" variety though they may be of tourist destinations.  I shoot what I like, what catches my eye , and what draws my interest.  I use my camera as the extension of both what I see in front of me and what I see in the final image be it black & white or color. 

I use a photographic process known as HDR in a number of my images, including some of the black & white ones, which gives them the saturaged look that is not typical in everyday photos.  Whether it is a known landmark (Main Street Station), a building (The Capital) you pass by every day, or a street you walk down, there are always views of the scene that I hope to capture that are fresh and unique, and that draw you into the image.  To see those things you know, but have grown used to, and remind you of those you have missed in your daily travels.

I have been told on a couple of occasions that "I make Richmond Look Good", I hope that after viewing my photos you will come away with that same sentiment........and not only for my Richmond photos, but for my non-Richmond photos as well.

Tim Wilson

http://www.tawilsonphotography.com or  timwilson@tawilsonphotography.com

Virginia Eye Institute welcomes other local artists who wish to exhibit their work. Please contact Cheryl Lunger at lungerc@vaeye.com for information.

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Contact Us by Phone

  • Appointments in Richmond (804) 287-4200
  • Appointments in Tri-Cities (804) 733-7300
  • For Information (804) 287-4200
  • Richmond Toll Free (800) 348-2393
  • Tri-Cities Toll Free (888) 393-7384
  • After Hours (804) 764-7759
  • Fax Number (804) 287-4210