Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Vice President, Virginia Eye Consultants
Fellowship Trained in Cornea, Anterior Segment, LASIK & Refractive Surgery
Specializing in Cataract, LASIK and Refractive Surgery
Associate Professor Eastern Virginia Medical School
- All laser refractive surgery with the Alcon Allegretto Wavelite Laser & the AMO Intralase Femtosecond Laser
- Visian ICL
- LifeStyle Lens Cataract Procedures
- Lensx® Laser Cataract Surgery
- Cataract Surgery
- ReSTOR® Multifocal Intraocular Lens
- Toric® Intraocular Lens for Astigmatism
- Corneal Transplantation
- Clinical Research
About Dr. Scoper
Dr. Stephen Scoper is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery, LASIK, and all other areas of refractive surgery. He is considered an expert in Visian ICL™ for treating moderate to severe nearsightedness, as well as Toric IOLs for astigmatism.
Dr. Scoper is the Vice President of Virginia Eye Consultants and continues the practice’s mission of providing comprehensive eye care utilizing the latest advancements in vision technology. His expertise is recognized worldwide, and other physicians often refer their complex refractive surgery cases to him. In 2011, Dr. Scoper’s reputation led to VEC becoming the first in Virginia – and 13th in the U.S. – to offer the Lensx® laser for treating cataracts. He continues to stay up-to-date on the most beneficial treatment options, including premium lenses like ReSTOR®.
In addition to his work at VEC, Dr. Scoper is an associate professor of ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is passionate about treating patients, as well teaching others and conducting research – all qualities that set VEC apart from other eye care practices. When patients choose VEC, they receive care from eye care specialists like Dr. Scoper who are the top of their field.
“We are actively involved in teaching fellow physicians, new resident physicians and medical students, as well as lecturing around the world, conducting research and publishing our results,” says Dr. Scoper. He even reveals that the team of eye doctors in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and the other VEC offices complete more clinical research in ophthalmology than any other practices in Virginia, and this is conducted at the level of Johns Hopkins and Duke University Medical Centers.
As of recently, Dr. Scoper acted as lead investigator for a new medication to treat glaucoma. He presented results from the study at the European Glaucoma Conference in Berlin. Dr. Scoper is also one of 10 physicians who are investigating a new intraocular lens material to be used in refractive surgery.
Before becoming the respected ophthalmologist he is today, Dr. Scoper graduated from University of Mississippi Medical Center and trained in a residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans. He completed a fellowship at the prestigious Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma, where he trained under some of the top surgeons in the U.S. to study corneal and refractive surgery.
Following his fellowship training, Dr. Scoper joined the University of Virginia Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor of ophthalmology, cornea, and external disease. He was also the director of resident physician education. Dr. Scoper then joined the faculty at University of Tennessee, directing the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service.
In his spare time, Dr. Scoper enjoys opera. He is on the board of directors for the Virginia Opera and has even provided eye care solutions for many of the members of the opera community. Dr. Scoper also dedicates his time to participating in Young Life, a Christian organization for the youth. He serves as chairman for the organization’s Tidewater Independent Schools Committee in Norfolk. Dr. Scoper and his wife, Nancy, have two daughters.
Your Eye Care Team: Dr. Scoper, Dr. Whitley, Dr. Koetting and Dr. Kruthoff all work together to provide world-class specialty cataract and refractive care for you.