Welcoming H. Esther Han O.D. & Kesha Patel O.D.

We are excited to welcome our new providers, Esther Han O.D. and Kesha Patel O.D. to our practice! View their bio videos below:

Congratulations to Our Provider Dr. Donna Brown for Making Richmond Magazine’s 2019 Top Docs List!

Virginia Eye Institute would like to congratulate our provider Dr. Donna Brown for being selected by their peers to be two of Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs for Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologic Surgery. Click the link below to read the full article published by Richmond Magazine: https://richmondmagazine.com/life-style/health/top-docs-2019/

New Medicare Card

In April, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards with new numbers. Help inform Medicare patients by playing the New Medicare Cards are coming! video in your waiting room. The video tells patients when and how they will receive the new card. This one minute video is available on YouTube and in opened caption and […]

You Can Actually Do Something Good With Those Eclipse Glasses

Congratulations to those of you who used proper solar eclipse glasses and witnessed the phenomenon without permanently damaging your vision. Good job! But now you’re probably wondering what to do with those flimsy pieces of cardboard and black polymer that were basically priceless just hours ago. Fortunately, Astronomers Without Borders has offered to take them off your hands […]

PACU, Registered Nurses

Virginia Eye Institute No Nights and Weekends! The Virginia Eye Institute has a current opening for a full-time Registered Nurse. We have a very busy adult and pediatric multi-specialty ambulatory surgery facility and need highly motivated PACU Nurses. No nights and weekends! Free parking! Successful candidates will have a current VA RN license and BLS. […]

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant/Technicians

The Virginia Eye Institute is recruiting for full and part-time Certified Ophthalmic Assistants/Technicians to become part of our team. Qualified applicants would help our busy multi-specialty practice using their basic and advanced skills to provide high tech, high quality eye care. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to taking patient histories, and completing […]

12 On Your Side helps woman get new glasses after hit-and-run

GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) – Sandi Williams was wearing a high-visibility vest as she worked with a landscaping crew at an I-64 rest stop last week, but somehow, a driver didn’t see her, slamming into her and racing away. It left Sandi struggling to recover and struggling to see days after the hit-and-run. “This has just […]

Rich Garfinkel MD

When Rich Garfinkel MD of The Retina Group of Washington told me of the DSMC’s decision to discontinue the trial and suggested I take this job it was because he had many of his patients in the trial who were detected very early, not due to a financial interest at stake.  His commitment to “do what’s best for my […]


Come join our world class eye care provider as a full time Ophthalmic Photographer. The Virginia Eye Institute is a busy, multi-specialty ophthalmology practice with offices throughout the greater Richmond area.    Job responsibilities include digital fluorescein angiography, digital ICG angiography, digital stereo fundus photography, spectral domain OCT, photo slit-lamp biomicrography, immersion A-scan, IOL Master, keratometry, […]

Positively Richmond: Cataract Mission

RICHMOND (WRIC) – Having clear vision is something you might take for granted until age or eye conditions take it away. But there’s a program giving it back to some patients who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford surgery. Thelma Worsham feels like she has a new set of eyes now that she’s cataract free. […]

Cataract Mission

VEI is proud to offer free cataract surgery through our Cataract Mission Program.  Cataract Mission is for people who do not have insurance (including Medicare or Medicaid) and do not have the financial means to pay for cataract surgery. Our program is put on annually by the physicians and associates of Virginia Eye Institute who volunteer their […]

Vision Walk

Since 2009, VEI has been a sponsor for the Foundation Fighting Blindness Vision Walk. Money raised by this walk helps fund research to prevent/cure degenerative retinal diseases.  In 2014 VEI doctors and associates came out in full force to support this great cause!  To learn how you can join the fight against blindness, click here.

World Pediatric Project (WPP)

Virginia Eye Institute is a proud sponsor and participant of the World Pediatric Project (WPP). WPP is a non profit humanitarian organization linking worldwide pediatric surgical, diagnostic and preventative resources to heal critically ill children in developing countries. WPP also helps build indigenous health care capacity — saving lives now while transforming pediatric health outcomes […]

Additional Outreach

VEI staff and doctors donate their time to help others in need, both in Richmond and outside of the country. Our associates, doctors, and patients raise money for the Gift of Light program during the end of the year holidays. All of the donations go to Conexus vision (formerly Prevent Blindness Mid- Atlantic) for the detection and correction of vision problems […]

Past Events

Dining in the Dark Dining in the Dark is a rare and unique sensory awareness experience that will take guests on a journey of taste, sound, and touch… all in the dark. Dining in the Dark gives thousands of people a chance to peek into an unfamiliar world while raising money to help fund research […]

Prince George Fall Harvest Community Event

Please join our offices for a free family fun open house Saturday, October 3rd 11am-2pm at 4700 Puddledock Road.

World Pediatric Project – Dr. Donna Brown

Originally founded in the Richmond area in 2001 as International Hospital for Children, World Pediatric Project has won the hearts of many local doctors. Dr. Nadia Blanchet feels honored to be associated with the organization. “There are dozens of other Richmond physicians who have also given of their time and resources for many years to […]

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