The Back To School Exam You May Be Forgetting

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The school year is coming up, and everyone wants to get off to the right start, but you may be overlooking an important exam in addition to your child’s back to school physical. We contacted Dr. Inna Marcus, M.D. at the Virginia Eye Institute to tell us a little bit about the importance of getting […]

Virginia Eye Institute Physician to Become President of State Ophthalmology Society

Geoffrey cooper

Geoffrey Cooper, MD, FACS, a specialist in comprehensive ophthalmology, has been named President-elect of the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (VSEPS). Dr. Cooper will ascend to the Presidency in June, following a two-year term by Alan L. Wagner, MD. “Being chosen to serve as President of VSESPS is both an honor and a […]

How to Get Your Child to Sit Still for His Next Eye Appointment


This article was provided by Virginia Eye Institute, an advertiser on Virginia Eye Institute’s newest pediatric ophthalmologist isn’t shy about making her exams more fun! RICHMOND, Va. (August 1, 2013) – Virginia Eye Institute’s newest ophthalmologist is not shy about what her favorite toy is – it’s Sully from the movie Monster’s Inc. – […]

Eye Allergies Got You Tearing Up? VEI Has You Covered


Spring and summer allergies are all too common in the Richmond area. Sandwiched between oceans and mountains with lush foliage in-between makes this the optimal environment for allergens to thrive. Although it’s a beautiful landscape, it wreaks havoc on our sinuses and eyes when pollen emerges. And what about those itchy eyes – what’s causing […]

Enter a Great Richmond Mom in Richmondmom’s 5th Annual SuperMom Contest: $3K+ in Prizes

Beth Trebour Richmond VA Supermom 2012

Each year, in anticipation of Mother’s Day, our team welcomes readers all over Richmond to nominate great moms in our Annual Supermom Contest. This year, we’re fortunate to have Medarva at Stony Point Surgery Center sponsor this contest once again. Prizes include over $3,000 of great local swag including a celebration for the winning mom and her friends at […]

Wine Down to Benefit Cataract Mission

The Wine Loft Richmond VA

The Monthly Wine Down event is scheduled at The Wine Loft on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 to benefit the Virginia Eye Institute’s Cataract Mission. 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.  The program is put on completely […]

Unbelievable Savings Right Here on


Would you like to save $25 by opening a savings account for your child’s future education? How about getting free admission for one to the Science Museum of Virginia, or 1/2 price tickets to the theatre? Maybe you’d like to get 10% off new fashions for your home, or save $10 on a facial. We’ve […]

How to Protect Children’s Eyes in Summer

Ethnie Jones, M.D.

Summer offers plenty of outdoor activities and kids enjoy the sun every day. That makes it even more important to not only protect their skin with sunblock, but to protect their delicate and sensitive eyes too! The good news is that a new analysis of recent eye health studies found that spending time outdoors is […]

When Your Baby Needs Eye Surgery: VEI has Expert Eye Specialists


Virginia Eye Institute is a great place to find updated, stylish eyewear that offers style, affordability, and high customer satisfaction. But they offer a lot more to those who need it. Shannon Stepp and her husband Kirk were overwhelmed to learn that their then 10-month old son, Brady, had problems with his eyes. His diagnosis […]

VEI Brings Incredible Resources to Short Pump

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Are you wondering if your child needs an eye exam? Are you facing a potential eye surgery for yourself or a child and are apprehensive about what to expect? Then you’ll be glad to know that the Short Pump Virginia Eye Institute location is open for business effective February 20, 2012. This makes it convenient […]