Glasses & Optical Wear

At Virginia Eye Institute, we place our focus on service.

Optometrist | Glasses | Contact Lenses | Richmond VA | Chester VA | Petersburg VAOur optical shops provide more than just the best available eyewear at competitive prices. We pride ourselves on our ability to always meet or exceed your expectations.

We offer a broad selection of brand name frames and unique styles, including Lindberg frames custom tailored to each individual and the new electronic emPower! eyewear offering another alternative to bifocals and progressive lenses.

There is a wide array of lens types including activity-specific glasses (such as computer or sport), scratch-resistant, ultraviolet, non-glare, polarized, progressive lenses, even electronic lenses. Licensed opticians will work with you to ensure a proper fit and will assist you in selecting the best lens options for your lifestyle.
Stylish sunglasses are available in all of our optical shops. These include non-prescription, prescription, and polarized. Stylish optical wear accessories are also available.

We believe our staff and our products will exceed your expectations. However, if you are not satisfied with your optical purchase within 30 days of purchase, we will make it right or give you your money back.

» Do you prefer the convenience of shopping on-line? If so, please check out our on-line optical store at: vaeye.onlineopticalstore.com

Contact Lenses

Whether you are a first time contact lens patient or a patient with specialized needs, our staff will utilize the latest technology and lens materials to customize a fit for you. A contact lens prescription and an eyeglass prescription are not the same. Our contact lens fitter will use the numbers from your eyeglass prescription as one of the pieces of information to properly fit you for contacts. Because the contact lenses actually touch your eye, additional measurements and evaluations are required to ensure a precise and healthy fit.

Optical Shop Locations & Hours

Richmond Locations

Huguenot Bridge Office & Optical Shop

400 Westhampton Station
Richmond, VA 23226

Phone: (804) 287-4234

Optical Shop Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

St. Mary's Hospital Office & Optical Shop

South Medical Office Building
5875 Bremo Road, Suite 606
Richmond, VA 23226

Phone: (804) 484-3209

Optical Shop Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Henrico Location

Short Pump Office & Optical Shop

12018 West Broad Street, Suite 100
Henrico, VA 23233

Phone: (804) 287-1381

Optical Shop Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Midlothian Location

Watkins Centre & Optical Shop

611 Watkins Centre Parkway
Medical Building 2, Suite 100
Midlothian, VA 23114

Phone: (804) 287-1390

Optical Shop Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Chester Location

Ironbridge Medical Park Office & Optical Shop

11601 Ironbridge Road, Suite 104
Chester, VA 23831

Phone: (804) 285-5333

Optical Shop Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hanover Location

Meadowbridge Health & Wellness Center & Optical Shop

8411 North Run Medical Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23188

Phone: (804) 484-6322

Optical Shop Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Prince George (off of Temple Avenue) Location

Puddledock Optical Shop & Optical Shop

2015 Waterside Road
Prince George, VA 23875

Phone: (804) 733-7382

Optical Shop Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Insurance

Virginia Eye Institute optical shops may have different participating insurance providers than the eye doctors at Virginia Eye Institute. Before purchasing glasses or contact lenses, please check with your insurance provider to ensure you’re eligible for benefits. When applicable, we’re happy to work with you on a case-by case-basis to provide you with all documentation needed for maximum insurance reimbursement.

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