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James River Art League (JRAL)

James River Art League (JRAL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of more than 130 juried member artists from throughout Central Virginia. Our goal is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. We provide our member artists with motivation, association, and continuing education through programs that feature qualified artists and art professionals, and […]

Karen Roodman – Painter

We are excited to announce our Artist of the Month for May 2021, 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 […]

Ergonomics at VEI

When your staff is comfortable, your patients are too. With this in mind, Virginia Eye Institute asked The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina (ECNC) to evaluate ergonomic concerns within our work environment. What is Ergonomics? According to the ECNC, ergonomics is “the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements […]

Artspace Members

Artspace is a non-profit gallery for the visual and performing arts promoting the understanding and awareness of contemporary art. Artspace began in 1988 as an association of artists interested in exhibiting their work and providing a space for other artists to reach a wider audience in the greater Richmond, Virginia area. Since then, Artspace has […]

Alcon Contacts Promotion 2021

VEI - Alcon Precision Contacts Promo

Promotion Details: Virginia Eye Institute is excited to announce our newest promotion with Alcon Contacts! Today until June 30th, 2021, patients can receive $50 off of their purchase of an annual supply of PRECISION1® contact lenses or $75 off of their purchase of an annual supply of DAILIES TOTAL1® contact lenses. Read the details for […]

Camera Club of Richmond – Photographers

Virginia Eye Institute is excited to announce the Camera Club of Richmond as our Artist of the Month for November! The goal of the Camera Club of Richmond (CCR) is to pursue excellence in photography and offer its members activities, education, and image evaluations to help meet this goal. The club was formed to promote […]

Kristin McCurley & Mark Zalewski – Photographers

Louvre Museum Photo - VEI Artists of the Month October 2020

Virginia Eye Institute is excited to introduce our Artists of the Month for October, our very own biomedical photographers, Kristin McCurley – CRA, Assistant Director of Imaging and Mark Zalewski – CRA, OCT-C! Kristin and Mark are biomedical photographers for the Virginia Eye Institute. Both are graduates of the Rochester Institute of Technology, with degrees […]

Danielle de Julio Ashbridge – Artist

Dani was born outside of London, England, and grew up all over the Northeast. After earning her Bachelor in Art History and English Degree at Randolph Macon College, she settled down nearby in Richmond, Virginia to marry her high school sweetheart and build her family. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling at the Medical […]

Petersburg Passport to Health Screening and Resource Fair

VEI Team

VEI in partnership with Conexus helped do visions screenings for Petersburg City Public School’s Head Start and VPI program at the Passport to Health Screening and Community Resource Fair this past Wednesday. The orientation was for the 406 students and their families who will be attending the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Our VEI associates had […]

New Kent County Public Schools Vendor Fair

VEI at New Kent Public Schools Vendor Fair

New Kent County Public Schools held a Vendor Fair on Monday, August 26, 2019, at New Kent High School. VEI provided promotional materials and spoke with New Kent County Public School employees about all of Virginia Eye Institute’s additional resources. VOLUNTEERS: Melissa Casanova, Dr. Cameron Lindsey, and Jessie Sprouse

Fort Lee’s Health and Fitness Expo

Virginia Eye Institute was so thrilled to be a sponsor again this year at Fort Lee’s annual Health and Fitness Expo to help promote healthy lifestyles and fitness opportunities to the Fort Lee community. VEI performed multiple screenings for adults and children during our on-site visit. (volunteers pictured: Melissa Casanova, Rhonda Ullom, Maggie Bass, Evelyn Flores, and Adrienne Johnson)

Emma Lou Martin – Artist

GLEANING FOR COLLAGE FROM THE GUTTER TO THE GARDEN is a freeing creative experience for an artist, as anything goes! The artist is not restrained by the limits of any one media or the rules that might be imposed by formal standards. In the process of creating, one’s imagination can run in many directions resulting […]

Health fair in Petersburg Aug 12th

Petersburg Health Fair

VEI in partnership with Conexus helped do vision screenings for Petersburg City Public School’s Head Start and VPI program at the Passport to Health Screening and Community Resource Fair this past Wednesday. The orientation was for the 406 students and their families who will be attending the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Our VEI associates had […]

Anthem USPS Processing Center Employee Health Fair

USPS Employee Health Fair I had a wonderful time giving free Glaucoma Screenings to all USPS employees in Sandston, Virginia last Tuesday, August 20, 2019. USPS Wear Red Wellness Event Friday was National  Wear Red  Day and VEI in partnership with Anthem attended the Wear Red Wellness event at the USPS Processing And Distribution Center in Sandston, VA. National  Wear Red  Day raises awareness about heart health. […]

Chickahominy YMCA Backpack Drive

VEI Backpack Drive

YMCA BRIGHT BEGINNINGS BACK PACK DRIVE The Activities Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all VEI associates who participated in the YMCA Back Pack Drive. We RECEIVED A TOTAL Of 40 BACK PACKS, overflowing with school supplies! Again, thanks so much to our VEI Associates who reached out with their support! The […]

Partner In Health Meeting 

Travis Page, Melissa Casanova, and Dr. Ankur Gupta at the Partners in Hearing Event

VEI Hearing Center Sponsors Partner in Health Meeting at Chippenham Hospital on August 28, 2019. Travis Page, Hearing Center Specialist, and Dr. Gupta gave a brief introduction and overview of VEI’s additional services. https://www.facebook.com/events/2314426345343480/

Christmas Stockings

VEI Holiday Stockings 2019

We need your help to make the holiday season A little brighter for local children in need! This year, we are gearing up for the FOX Holiday Socks Program; a collaborative effort of the existing Salvation Army Christmas Stocking Program, working in conjunction with Virginia Family Dentistry. Our Team Leads and supervisors have graciously offered to […]

TSA Wellness Event at RIC

TSA Wellness Event at RIC – June 19th – Rhonda Ullom, Clinical Trainer, COT, FCLSA, OSC, and Melissa Casanova, Physician Liaison and Marketing Manager performing vision and Glaucoma screenings at the TSA Wellness event at the Richmond International Airport.

VEI’s 27th Annual Cataract Mission

VEI's 27th Annual Cataract Mission

Free Cataract Surgery Program for Central Virginians: Virginia Eye Institute Now Accepting Applications   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 16, 2020   Starting January, 2020 Virginia Eye Institute will begin accepting applications for its 27th Annual Cataract Mission program. Virginia Eye Institute’s Cataract Mission program is an outreach program designed to help Virginians in need […]

St. Vincent Trip 2020 with World Pediatric Project

We would like to give a special shout out to our own ophthalmologist, Dr. Donna Brown, and her team for working with World Pediatric Project during their annual eye surgery mission to St. Vincent from February 15-22! From World Pediatric Project: During the course of the week Dr. Brown evaluated 38 patients and performed 17 […]

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