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Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. If not treated, cataracts can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. During Cataract Awareness Month in June, The American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds […]

Best of Virginia Living for Optometry 2019

VEI has been voted as BEST for the Optometrist category across Virginia in the Best of Virginia Living magazine for 2019. In fact, VEI has been awarded by Best of Virginia Living magazine each year since 2016! Best of Virginia 2019 is your guide to all of the bests across the five regions of Virginia […]


VEI SUNGLASSES DEAL – 50% OFF SALE! During the month of June, with a purchase of polarized lenses and frames. This offer cannot be combined with other offers and no insurance applies. Also excludes certain brands, (MAUI JIM, COSTA AND OAKLEY SUNGLASSES). DISCLAIMER AT BOTTOM OF POSTER PROOF *Purchase of prescription, polarized lenses, and frame. This offer […]

Ellen Davidson – Photographer

Sunset on blue mountain scape

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.  […]

The Tuckahoe Artists Association

VA Eye Artist of the month

The Tuckahoe Artists Association was founded in 1971. Originally, membership was drawn from the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club located in the west end of Richmond, Virginia. Currently, the organization has about 55 members including active, associate and honorary members. Membership is drawn from diverse sources in the metropolitan area and consists of established professional artists, as […]

Pediatric Ophthalmology mission trip to St. Vincent

Dr. Brown

Dr. Donna Brown of Virginia Eye Institute and her team returned to St. Vincent for the 17th annual pediatric ophthalmology mission to its partner hospital, Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown has been providing ophthalmological services, including treatment for common conditions such as congenital cataracts and strabismus, to children in the region for over 20 […]

Pediatric Ophthalmology mission trip to Guatemala

World Pediatric Project volunteers led their 10th annual pediatric ophthalmology mission to the Hospital Nacional de Salamá in Guatemala. The medical team consisted of Dr. Thomas Carothers, a pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Seamas Dore, a pediatric anesthesiologist, Robbi Hazlewood, recovery room nurse, and Sharon Hart, operating room nurse. Josephine Lush accompanied the team as the WPP […]

Pediatric mission trip to Guatemala

Virginia Eye in Guatemala 2018

Virginia Eye Institute and World Pediatric Project partnered up to provide services to a children’s eye clinic in Guatemala in February of 2018.  Our provider, Dr. Thomas Carothers, served as the head of the Eye Team for the clinic which assisted over 89 children in need.

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 […]

WPP and Plastics mission trip to St. Vincent

Our ophthalmology provider, Dr. Donna Brown, and her daughter, Karen Brown, flew into St. Vincent to assist World Pediatric Projects in the Caribbean in leading their Ophthalmology Mission by providing donated human eye tissue for transplant patients. The team performed the operations at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, allowing for patients to regain their vision thanks to […]

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. […]

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