To schedule a visit, contact your preferred location.
A referral from your primary care physician might be required since we provide specialty care.
The Department of Ophthalmology at Virginia Commonwealth University welcomes patients of all ages at our three convenient locations.
We provide a broad spectrum of eye-care services to meet our patients’ needs, from refractive care to cutting-edge vision surgery.
New patients are encouraged to download, complete and bring the following form to your first visit:
We accept most insurance plans. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID to each visit. Copayments are collected at check in; self-pay patients are required to pay at the time of service.
Patients with limited financial resources might qualify for assistance. To check if you qualify, call our financial screening department at (804) 828-0996. Assistance is based on income, assets and need.
The screening process may take six to eight weeks once financial counselors receive all required information.
For more information, view the VCU Medical Center’s patient guide [PDF].
The following websites provide facts and information about a wide range of eye-related topics:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Foundation Fighting Blindness
- General eye diseases
- Lighthouse International
- Prevent Blindness America
- Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
*This page contains links to external (non-VCU) websites. VCU is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites.
My eyesight was pretty much gone. I couldn't see anything but shadows. Dr. Benson was able to get my eyesight back. I'm seeing very well and have no eye discomfort. – Georgianne Ginder, patient”