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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 […]

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 […]

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