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Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding on the lens of the eye that can affect vision. Cataract removal surgery should be considered when cataracts interfere with your vision so drastically, that every-day life activities become challenging. Aside from some symptoms that may develop, such as clouded, blurry or dim vision, sensitivity to light, or colors that […]

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Corneal Surgery & External Disease

The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped layer that forms the front of your eye. Its function is to focus light into your eye. Diseases of the cornea can decrease vision and cause eye pain. The corneal specialists at the Virginia Eye Institute, Dr. Christopher Estopinal and Dr. Mackenzie Higgins, evaluate and treat diseases of the […]

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Dry Eye Ocular Surface Center

Dry eye disease, more broadly called ocular surface disease, affects millions of Americans. Ocular surface diseases cause a variety of issues for patients ranging from mild discomfort to sight-threatening dryness of the surface of the eye. Because this condition is often progressive, it is vital to treat Dry Eye Disease as early as possible and have regular doctor visits […]

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General Ophthalmology

As you well know, your eyes can be exposed to many hazards throughout your daily work and play. As one of the most sensitive and easily damaged parts of the body, it’s important to act quickly when you’ve suffered an eye injury. Even if the injury seems minor, have a Virginia Eye Institute ophthalmologist examine […]

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Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is a collection of diseases that all have a final common effect. That effect is damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is a large nerve that exits from and attaches to the back of the eyeball. It is like a cable that takes the information from the eyeball to the brain. When […]

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Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (LenSx)

One of the biggest technological advancements in cataract surgery has arrived. Introducing the bladeless LenSx Laser – the first available in central Virginia and only at Virginia Eye Institute. Using the same technology as our bladeless LASIK procedure, LenSx Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery allows our surgeons to use exacting, individualized specifications – without a blade – […]

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Light Adjustable Lens

Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)

Introducing the Light Adjustable Lens from RxSight, the first and only lens that is adjusted to fit your lifestyle after Cataract Surgery. Virginia Eye Institute is at the forefront of this new lens technology, and we are excited to now offer it to our patients. By choosing the powerful Light Adjustable Lens, our cataract patients […]

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LASIK & Vision Correction Surgery

A refractive error in the eye occurs when images are not focused precisely onto your retina by your cornea and lens. Refractive surgery to correct refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, is now available from Virginia Eye Institute for most people who want to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact […]

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Optometry & Routine Eye Exams

Optometry & Eye Care in Virginia It is important to have routine eye exams to screen for potential eye disorders, even if you believe you can see well. Many eye diseases start without a noticeable change in vision and are detected at a routine eye exam. After conducting a thorough ocular health assessment, your optometrist […]

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Order Contacts Online

Customers and patients can order and purchase their contacts online instead of having to visit the office to place their order. To order contacts, please visit the link here.

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Outpatient Surgery Center

Virginia Eye Institute has established its own surgery center to ensure the optimal level of patient care. Our facility is beautifully situated on the Kanawha Canal and is designed to minimize the stress associated with traditional surgery settings. Quick and easy check-in is accomplished by offering free and convenient onsite parking, an elevator-accessible lobby, and […]

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Pediatric Eye Care & Adult Strabismus

Good vision develops early in life. A newborn’s vision develops rapidly during the first year. Therefore, early detection of childhood eye diseases and problems is critical so that the risk of permanent visual impairment is minimized.  When we help diagnose any eye diseases for a child, we make it a priority to see their siblings […]

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Retinal Disorders

Diseases of the retina vary greatly – from common and easily resolved to those that are quite difficult to diagnose and treat. Advanced training in all retinal diseases, as well as the sophisticated equipment at our facilities, such as lasers, digital imaging technology and optical coherence tomography (OCT), provide Virginia Eye Institute specialists with the […]

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Uveitis occurs in the uvea, the middle layer of the eyeball. Common symptoms include swelling, redness, and pain in the eyeball. Uveitis can lead to permanent damage and blindness if left untreated. Around 30,000 Americans lose their eyesight each year from uveitis. Common symptoms of uveitis include: eye pain, redness, light sensitivity, tenderness of the […]

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VEI Aesthetics Center

The Aesthetic Center Remarkable surgical procedures have been developed to rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes and face by correcting sagging eyelids, eliminating pouches and bags, removing excess skin folds, and smoothing out frown lines in tissue. When performed by Virginia Eye Institute’s experienced Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons, successful cosmetic eye surgery gives a natural-appearing result. […]

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VEI Hearing Center

VEI Hearing Center

VEI’s Hearing Center is a Richmond based hearing aid practice focused solely on providing patients with the most complete hearing experience. We strive to help create a better everyday life through the most technologically advanced hearing aids with unparalleled service at revolutionary prices. We want to fit you with the best possible hearing aids that […]

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