June Artist of the Month – Focus Group Camera Club

Early in 1989, conversations among friends who shared a love of photography crystallized into the Focus Group Camera Club. The purpose of the Club was to learn more about photography, to inspire, encourage and learn with each other. Through the years, members have arranged field trips, locally to Virginia’s parks and historical areas, and sometimes […]

VEI Wins Best of Virginia

VEI has won Best Eye Doctor in Virginia Living’s ‘Best of Virginia’ issue! We’re so thrilled to announce that we have received this amazing award and recognition for the Central Virginia region. Thank you so much to all of the amazing people who cast their vote for us. Nearly half a million votes were cast […]

May Artist of the Month

Meet Karen Roodman, May artist at VEI With a fusion of dynamic color, creative design and energy, Karen’s paintings reflect passion for art that is inspired by life. ​ In her teens, she experimented with painting, multi-media work and ceramics while pursuing a deep interest in Ballet. Later, she became a Master Pilates Instructor and […]

Playing With Light

VEI is proud to sponsor the Science Museum of Virginia’s newest exhibit: Playing with Light. The exhibit opened on February 11th. It takes a deep dive into all the different ways we interact with light in the world around us. The exhibit uses a variety of scientific disciplines in fun, interactive exhibits to help break […]

February & March Artists of the Month

VEI is excited to announce Ronnie T. and his wife Cheryl as our February and March Artists 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 grand kids! He started out sketching and then later took up […]

Supporting Continued Education at VEI

Headshot of Chelsea Holder

Here at VEI, continued education is not only supported, but encouraged. Many of our staff members have accomplished the completion of new certifications while working for VEI. Chelsea Holder recently completed her SHRM-CP Certification and we had a chance to ask her some questions about her experience. We’re so proud of our staff for working […]

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 […]

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 […]

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