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Patients: (804) 828-9315
Residency: (804) 828-5208

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Patients

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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.

Patients can choose private-practice care provided by experienced faculty in addition to faculty-supervised care provided by medical school graduates in our residency program.

Patient forms

New patients are encouraged to download, complete and bring the following form to your first visit:

Insurance information

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].

Helpful links

The following websites provide facts and information about a wide range of eye-related topics:

*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