Mission Trip To Uganda

In 2023, Dr. Krawitz and Dr. LaRosa traveled to Uganda to provide eye exams and cataract surgeries. We’re incredibly proud of the mission work they provided in Uganda with 60 surgeries completed.

Introducing VEI’s New CEO: Eric S. Bell

We’re thrilled to welcome Eric S. Bell as our new CEO! With nearly thirty years of experience in health care leadership, Eric brings invaluable insights and strategic vision to our organization. A Virginia native, Eric has held prominent roles in the healthcare industry, including CEO for Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery in Richmond. His expertise […]

March Artist of the Month – Ronnie T.

Artist of the Month - Ronnie T. (Painter)

VEI is excited to announce Ronnie T. as our March 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 […]

February Artist of the Month: Sam Mathias & Faith Rowland

AOTM: palm trees

VEI is proud to display two artists for the month of February: Sam Mathias & Faith Rowland. I’m Sam, I’m a family and elopement photographer here in Mechanicsville, Virginia. And I love it here! Behind the camera besides being a huge fan of jokes and puns, I’m a cat mom of 4. I’m always down […]

Farewell to Dr. Brown

VEI would like to thank Dr. Brown for her decades of service to VEI and the local community as we wish her well as she begins her new chapter of life in retirement. Dr. Brown, an esteemed ophthalmologist at the Virginia Eye Institute, specialized in cornea and external diseases of the eye, pediatric ophthalmology, and […]

VEI at Special Olympics RVA

VEI Special Olympics

VEI had a blast this year, volunteering at the Opening Eyes event at University of Richmond this past Saturday! The 2023 Summer Games brought more than 1200 athletes, 2000 volunteers, and countless supporters this weekend in the RVA Special Olympics’ largest annual competition. VEI helped provide new free glasses and vision screenings for all of […]

VEI Wins Best of Virginia

Virginia Living Best of Virginia 2023 Winner Badge

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 […]

Playing With Light

Disappearing Text Graphic

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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