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Karen Roodman – Painter

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 […]

VEI at the Annual Senior and Caregiver Expo

VEI at Annual Senior and Caregiver Expo

Happy Friday! VEI had the pleasure of attending the Annual Senior and Caregiver Expo hosted by Henrico VA Aging on Wednesday. This year the expo was held at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center and geared towards seniors and the residents of Henrico County. There were over 50 older adult focused programs and organizations on-site, who […]

Happy Black and African American History Month from VEI!

Dr Schneider

Happy Black and African American History Month from VEI! To celebrate here at VEI, we sat down with Dr. Schneider to ask about her work at VEI, her heritage, and notable moments in Black and African American history. Dr. Crystan Schneider is a comprehensive ophthalmologist. She received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University […]

February Artist of the Month: Ronnie T. (Painter)

Artist of the Month - Ronnie T. (Painter)

VEI is excited to announce Ronnie T. as our February Artist of the Month Ronnie was born in Lawrenceville, Virginia, and is one of 15 children. He is a father of two sons and a grandfather to 10 grandkids! He started out sketching and then later took up painting and doing wood carvings. Despite not […]

Our Doctors Were Voted for Virginia Living Magazine’s Top Docs 2022 List

Top Docs

Congratulations to our very own Drs. William Bearden and Nicole Langelier who are both included on Virginia Living Magazine’s “Top Doctors 2022” List for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery! They were voted by their peers as one of Virginia Living Magazine’s 2022 Top Doctors. As a winner, they’ll be listed in an exclusive directory at virginialiving.com […]

Cataract Lunch & Learn

VEI | Cataract Lunch & Learn Event

VEI Invites You to Our Cataract Lunch & Learn Event! Come join us for our free event on Friday, July 29th at our Ambulatory Surgery Center. Enjoy a thoughtful, SAFE, and socially distanced setting where we can deliver information to you IN PERSON. When not eating, guests will be required to wear masks regardless of […]

Bon Air Artists Associaton (BAAA)

Bon Air Artists Association Painting

The Bon Air Artists Association (BAAA) was founded in 1974 by J’net Kaulfers to encourage her students from her oil painting classes. Their talents and interests had grown beyond their classes and the annual exhibits on her backyard fence. The Bon Air Artists Association became an organization to promote cultural awareness, offer excellent programs and […]

VEI Hearing Center Gives Talk at Shady Grove YMCA

Travis Page

We want to extend a big thanks to our Hearing Specialist Travis Page and our ophthalmologist Dr. Bahr for recently giving a talk at Shady Grove Family YMCA’s Aging Strong program.Their educational demonstrations were greatly enjoyed by the participants. “Our members so enjoyed having Virginia Eye Institute” – Pat Carroll, Active Adult Coordinator Do you […]

Ellen R. Davidson, RPh

Ellen R. Davidson Art

Ellen Davidson is a photographer based in King William County, Virginia. Since 2001, she has become known for nature and landscape photography. Ellen is also a professional pharmacist, horse trainer, dog-rescuer, and amateur dancer, both ballet and ballroom. Ellen was born and raised in Virginia, living most of her adult life in the Tidewater area. […]

Screening Event at Eastern Henrico Rec Center with Hearing Specialist Travis Page

VEI staff at EngAGE's Falls Prevention Fall Festival

Virginia Eye Institute (VEI) participated in Henrico EngAGE’s Falls Prevention Fall Festival at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. The festival, which is geared toward fall prevention for seniors, featured games, education, prizes, and free screenings. VEI provided free vision and hearing screenings for the seniors in attendance at the festival. The event was free for […]

Boy Scouts Sponsorship – Richmond Area Sporting Clays Classic

vei at richmond sporting clays classic

On October 11, Virginia Eye Institute (VEI) participated in the Boy Scouts of America’s Richmond Area Sporting Clays Classic. VEI was one of sixty-three teams that participated in the charity shooting event. All proceeds from the event benefited the Heart of Virginia Council camps. VEI also donated eye protection for all participants of the event.

National Sight Week 2021

ASCRS Blog Feature

October 14th, 2021 is recognized as World Sight Day and the beginning of Operation Sight’s National Sight Week! Mr. Bruce Harris (pictured above on the left) had successful cataract surgery performed by our provider, Dr. Alden Bahr, through the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Operation Sight Program! You can read Mr. Harris’s […]

Focus Group Camera Club (FGCC)

FGCC Portrait by Robert Coles

These nine friends are all passionate about fine art photography and taking their photography and printing skills to a higher level. To that end, they have become active in a group of like-minded area photographers who meet monthly as the Focus Group Camera Club. Founded in 1989 by Bob Coles and two other Richmonders, FGCC […]

Donna Frostick – Painter

Donna Frostick - The Beginning is the Reflection of the End - 36x24

VEI is excited to announce Richmond-based painter, Donna Frostick, as our Artist of the Month for September! Donna is a native of Richmond, Virginia, with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. An artist in residence at Crossroads Art Gallery, Donna’s work has been represented in dozens of juried, invitational and solo […]

Faith Rowland – Painter

August 2021 Artist of the Month - Faith Rowland, Painting

Richmond based artist, Faith Rowland, specializes in abstract oil painting displaying a strong understanding of color. Her love of animals and nature inspires much of her bold paintings. With a background in dance, special effects makeup, woodworking and fine arts, Faith believes art can happily bring people together. Much of her creativity is brightly captured […]

Max Perry – Painter & Artist

abstract art

Max Perry is a painter, animator, illustrator and filmmaker 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 self […]

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