World Class Specialty Eye Care Celebrating 55 years!

2013

Virginia Eye Consultations was one of this year's roaring 20's winners!

Founded: 1963 Business type: Specialty eye care Based: Norfolk At Virginia Eye Consultants, growth over the past few years has been unleashed in part by a new operational structure. Chief Executive Karen Spencer said before she and Chief Financial Officer Nancy O'Toole came about five years ago, physicians at the... Read More

Interview with Dr. John Sheppard

Dry Eye Disease Click here to listen to Dr. John Sheppard's interview about Dry Eye Disease that aired on WYPL 89.3FM radio.  Dr. Sheppard is President of Virginia Eye Consultants and a Board Certified Ophthalmologist.  Dry eye disease is a condition that affects many people, and we're pleased to offer... Read More

The 2013 Inaugural Eye Ball – A Big Success!

This charming evening began with a cocktail hour and silent auction. There were 75 items donated for the silent auction and these items alone brought in over $12,000 in support of the foundation.  Dinner and dancing followed. During dinner, three of the 50 for 50 recipients spoke about their experience... Read More

The Inaugural Eye Ball

The Virginia Eye Foundation cordially invites you to attend The Inaugural Eye Ball, a fundraising gala in support of the Virginia Eye Foundation. The gala will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Marriott Norfolk Waterside.

50-for-50 Event at Virginia Eye Consultants

Last week, Virginia Eye Consultants celebrated our 50th Anniversary by providing 50 no-cost eye surgeries to people in need. We called it our “50-for-50.” More than 250 nominations were submitted earlier this year. A selection committee of community leaders who have helped shape Virginia Eye Consultants made the difficult choices,... Read More

Trabectome Surgery for the Treatment of Glaucoma

Dr. Constance O. Okeke is the first certified Trabectome surgeon in Hampton Roads, making Virginia Eye Consultants the only practice in the area to offer this advanced glaucoma treatment. Trabectome is a Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) that works to help the body help itself. It's a three-step process that... Read More

Dr. Scoper Speaks at the Washington, D.C. Ophthalmology Society Meeting

Stephen V. Scoper, M.D. was the guest speaker at the July 30, 2013 meeting of the Washington D.C. Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Scoper discussed his clinical experience with cataract surgery as well as the results of several multi-center clinical trials. Over 60 ophthalmologists attended this meeting resulting in a lengthy question... Read More

Dr. Sheppard: Co-Principal Investigator in Ground-Breaking Dry Eye Study

A study performed at Virginia Eye Consultants shows that daily dietary supplementation with a unique combination of omega fatty acids (GLA, EPA and DHA) for six months is effective in improving ocular irritation symptoms and halting the progressions of moderate to severe dry eye. The clinical trial was conducted at... Read More

First Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking Treatment at VEC

This is another exciting week for Virginia Eye Consultants!  Dr. Sheppard and our clinical research team just completed the practice’s first corneal collagen cross-linking investigational treatment. Congratulations to our clinical research team for a job well done in getting this trial up and running! Corneal collagen cross-linking furthers Virginia Eye Consultants’... Read More

July is National Dry Eye Awareness Month

July is National Dry Eye Awareness Month. Dry eye disease is a multi-factorial disease that affects an estimated 25 million people in the United States alone. It is often under-recognized and under-diagnosed. One of the latest devices in dry eye technology is the TearLab Osmolarity System. By using the TearLab,... Read More

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