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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 […]

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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