Virginia Pediatric Eye Center provides comprehensive care for children's vision, from routine eye exams to medical and surgical management of complex disorders. We also offer treatment for adult eye movement disorders.
Virginia Pediatric Eye Center COVID-19 Update: Telehealth Option
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and our concern for the health and safety of our patients and staff, Virginia Pediatric Eye Center has developed an virtual visit alternative to in-person office visits. We remain dedicated to providing care for our patients and community during this challenging time. We will continue to see patients who have an emergency or urgent condition in our office while taking every precaution to keep patients and staff safe.
For those patients who wish to keep their scheduled appointments but prefer to engage with their physicians remotely, a virtual visit may be an option.
Details regarding virtual visits:
A computer or mobile device with a camera is required.
A text will be sent to confirm your virtual visit with a link to an app called Zoom.
You will need to download Zoom prior to your appointment. There is no need to register or create an account to use Zoom.
A health care team member will call prior to your appointment to connect you to your Doctor.
Zoom is easy to use. For more information, please visit the Zoom website and click on the Getting Started tab: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697
If you wish to convert your existing appointment to a virtual visit, or would like to schedule a new virtual visit, please click on the button above to securely submit a request.
If you are not interested in converting your scheduled appointment to a virtual visit, you do not need to do anything. You will be contacted by staff if your in-office appointment needs to be rescheduled to a later date.
Your doctor may determine that your visit is not appropriate for a virtual visit and may ask to see you in person.
Thank you for being our patient and we look forward to continuing to take care of you during this time.
About our doctors...
Our pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric optometry practice has been providing vision care in Hampton Roads for over 35 years. Our doctors have cared for thousands of patients and are faculty members of the Department of Ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. They see patients in local offices and and provide ophthalmology services for infants in the neonatal intensive care units at CHKD and Sentara facilities. Our doctors also perform surgeries at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Sentara facilities. and other regional locations.
Ophthalmologists spend four years in medical school followed by four additional years of internship and residency to become experts in treating eye diseases and performing eye surgery. Pediatric ophthalmologists complete an additional fellowship year to sub-specialize in the management of eye movement disorders (strabismus), and visual rehabilitation for children and teenagers with impaired visual development (amblyopia). Pediatric ophthalmologists treat a variety of medical conditions that affect visual function and development. They utilize glasses, contact lenses, prisms, orthoptic therapy, medications, and surgery to enhance and improve visual function. Our offices have the latest visual acuity and photoreceptor testing for all ages, including EVA testing, ERG retinal measurement, and VER waveform and latency evaluation.
Optometrists spend four years in training in optometry school. Our pediatric optometrists are involved in additional training in pediatric eye diseases and working as investigators in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG). Our pediatric optometrists provide general pediatric eye care with diagnosis and treatment of a range of eye diseases, including eye movement disorders and amblyopia. Pediatric optometrists work closely with our pediatric ophthalmologists and are actively involved in NEI/NIH funded research opportunities through PEDIG and other research studies.