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 --February Artist

“Views of Provence,” a group show of paintings and photographs by 15 artists who traveled to Provence last June 28-July 12, 2014, will be shown February 2-27, 2015.  Staying in the village of Bonnieux, our group shared a time of lavender, poppies, and sunflowers. Daily painting trips included Lourmarin, Cucuron, St. Remy, Gordes, Arles, Avignon, Cassis and Aix en Provence.  The Luberon has a history dating back to prehistoric and Roman times and is a perennial favorite of artists.

Artists and photographers included are:

Dave and Lee Austin, Richmond, VA

Patricia Berry, Richmond, VA

Eleanor Cox, Midlothian, VA

Mary Cox, Midlothian, VA

Virginia Fergus, Atlanta, GA

Joanne Fisher, Midlothian, VA

Marti Franks, Midlothian, VA

Sherwin Ghaphery, Richmond, VA

Mimi Horne, Alexandria, VA

Lugay Lanier, Mosely, VA

Donna Robertson, Beaufort, NC

Barbara Saunders, Richmond, VA

Susan Saunders, Washington, DC

Martha Savage, Richmond, VA


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

Send Us a Message

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