January Artist of the Month – Max Perry

Mex Perry headshot

Max Perry is a painter, animator, illustrator, filmmaker, and musician based in Richmond, Virginia. He is a graduate of Roanoke College (BA), Virginia Commonwealth University (BFA), and American University (MFA). Since 2009, he has exhibited animated short films internationally which have been well received at film festivals around the world. In addition, he has been […]

TSA Wellness Event at RIC 

TSA Wellness Event at RIC

Melissa Casanova, Physician Liaison and Marketing Manager performing vision and hearing screenings at the TSA Wellness event at the Richmond International Airport this past week. 

Welcoming Dr. Henger

VEI - Ryan Henger, OD

We are pleased to announce that Ryan Henger, O.D. will be joining VEI on December 12, 2022, and will be practicing at our Westchester location. Dr. Henger graduated with a Bachelor of Vision Science from Ferris State University in 2017 and completed his Doctor of Optometry in 2020 from Michigan State University.  He brings with him […]

Clinical Research: On the Edge of Innovation


COMET-3 Clinical Trial: Part 1 COMET-3 clinical trial (Dry Eye) is a clinical trial VEI is currently involved in. Dr. Malouf is the principle investigator in this trial and Dr. Estopinal is a sub-investigator. VEI has partnered with Ora, Inc. a Clinical Research Organization specializing in ophthalmic clinical research. Ora supports clinical trials dealing with […]

Virginia Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel at VEI


Saturday, November 5, 2022 VSOMP held their Fall Meeting at VEI. For those of you who joined us, we are so thankful and hope you had as much fun as we did! It was held at the VEI Reynolds office and we had delicious food and a great line up of speakers: Dr. Jessica Randolph […]

VEI Welcomes Dr. Golisch

VEI - Golisch Portrait (White BG)

VEI is ecstatic to announce that Tara Golisch M.D. will be joining our team on October 31st, 2022. Dr. Golisch specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and cataract patients. One of the things she emphasizes is that she wants to make it her mission to listen to her patients and treat them […]

Tuckahoe Artist Association – Oct/Nov Artists of the Month

painting of landscape - vail pass

We are excited to announce our Artists of the Month for October & November, 2022: The Tuckahoe Artist Association. The Tuckahoe Artists Association was founded and held its first meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 1971. Originally, membership was drawn from the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club located in the west end of Richmond, Virginia. Currently the organization […]

World Sight Day with Operation Sight

Thank you Eye Surgeons of Richmond - National Sight Week

Today marks World Sight Day and Operation Sight‘s National Sight Week! Every year VEI’s volunteers make cataract care accessible to uninsured Americans in financial need. Treating preventable blindness in our local community helps patients return to a life of independence and possibility. “My experience saved my eyesight. I had cataracts at the age of 54 […]

VEI at Swift Creek’s Senior Health Fair

volunteers at swift creek's senior health fair

Swift Creek’s Senior Health Fair was a blast! VEI Helped answer any guests questions had about our services and offered free Vision & Hearing screenings! Big thank you to Kristin McKeever and Rachel Harte  for volunteering!  

VEI Celebrates Customer Service Week

customer service week - vei staff members

This week we celebrate our dedicated teams of customer service professionals who service and support our doctors and their patients through Customer Excellence! Read more about their experiences here at VEI. “Hello…..I just wanted you let you both know about the amazing job the front desk staff at Huguenot did today while we were without […]

VEI Selected as Best Optometry Practice for 2022 by Richmond Times Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch The Best Optometry Practice for 2022 Award

Virginia Eye Institute is very proud to announce that we’ve been selected by Richmond Times-Dispatch as The Best Optometry Practice for 2022! We really appreciate the award and all of the support from our community. We’d like to send a special thank you to our Optical teams, Optometrists supporting staff, patients, and the readers of […]

August Artist of the Month – Margery Violetta

Impressionist painting of three women

We are excited to announce our Artist of the Month for August 2022, Margery Violetta! On her website, which features many pieces of her stunning artwork, Margery had the following to say about her artwork: After many years of art workshops, college and online studies, and using various mediums, I feel I am now an […]

VEI has been awarded HFMA’s 2020 MAP Award

We are taking a victory lap - 2022 MAP Award Winner banner

VEI has been awarded HFMA’s 2020 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle! “It was very exciting that we won the award once again, making this our sixth consecutive year after having installed eCW last year and experiencing the normal setbacks associated with a system conversion.  We turned it around effectively by year-end and […]

VEI Hearing Center Hosts Hearing Lunch & Learn Event

VEI Hearing Center Lunch & Learn Event at the VEI Ambulatory Surgery Center

The VEI Hearing Center hosted a Hearing Lunch & Learn Event on Friday, May 20th at our Ambulatory Surgery Center. Our guests enjoyed an informative hearing info session and free lunch with our Hearing Specialist, Travis Page. During the info session, Travis and our guests discussed the short-term and long-term effects of hearing loss as […]

Karen Roodman – Painter Of The Month

Karen Roodman - Painter

We are excited to announce our Artist of the Month for May 2022, Karen Roodman! Karen is formally trained as a dancer and kinesiologist and is a self-taught painter who brings her passion for movement to the canvas. Her impressionistic paintings use bold color to render the beauty of nature and city scapes. Karen was […]

Community Matters Health & Wellness Day

kenny and kevin giving screenings

VEI attended the Community Matters Health & Wellness Day last Wednesday in Powhatan and had a great time. VEI gave Glaucoma and general vision screenings to the 55 and above attendees who are a huge part of the community. County departments, partners, ven​dors and generous sponsors came together to make it a wonderful day! Even […]

Steward School Intern at VEI

intern at VEI

VEI recently worked with the Steward School to host an intern for a week-long, hands-on experience. Each spring, Steward Upper School students go beyond the classroom to engage in experiential learning in the Richmond community. During Minimester week, sophomores and juniors complete a week-long internship at a local organization, learning new skills through hands-on experience. […]

Farewell to Dr. Trice

Dr. Trice Retirement

VEI would like to thank Dr. Trice for his decades of service to VEI and the local community as we wish him well as he begins his new chapter of life in retirement. Dr. Trice joined VEI as an associate on August 1, 1985 and on July 1, 1987 became a partner in the company. […]

Pediatric Screenings at VEI (and why they’re important)

small child getting eye exam

Learning to care for your child’s eyesight can be a daunting task. Approximately 6.8% of children under the age of 18 in the United States have a diagnosed eye or vision condition according to the CDC. Here at VEI, we want to make sure you have all of the tools you need to ensure your […]

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