Ophthalmologists

Dr. Jeanne Brooks is a board-certified ophthalmologist. In addition to a research fellowship at Yale University, Dr. Brooks completed a cornea, refractive and anterior segment surgery fellowship at the University of Connecticut. She earned her medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and completed residency training at Yale University in Connecticut.

Dr. Denise R. Chamblee is a Board Certified, fellowship trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical ocular diseases in children - including lazy eye, blocked tear ducts, vision abnormalities and ocular misalignment/strabismus (eye muscle problems) in children and adults.

Dr. Mary Ellen Cullom a Board Certified Neuro-Ophthalmologist and comprehensive Ophthalmologist, earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan. She completed her Ophthalmology residency and Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. See also: www.cullomeyecenter.com.

Dr. R. Douglas Cullom heads the Cullom Eye and Laser Center – a laser vision correction center that is part of our Williamsburg office. He uses the center's state-of-the-art VISX excimer laser to provide LASIK to patients throughout the Hampton Roads region. See also: www.cullomeyecenter.com.

Dr. Robert G. Elgin is a Board Certified, fellowship trained Cornea and Anterior Segment specialist who offers the latest techniques for cornea transplants, cataract surgery, dry eye, glaucoma, diabetic exams, and general medical and surgical eye care. He completed his medical and residency training at the University of North Carolina, and his Cornea fellowship at one of the top ranked Ophthalmology programs, the University of Iowa.

Dr. John F. Frantz, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, completed his B. S. and M.D. degrees through the Penn State-Jefferson Medical College Five Year Pre-Med/Medical Program. Following internship at West Virginia University Hospital and a residency in Ophthalmology at Georgetown University Hospital, he entered practice on the Peninsula in 1975. See also: www.hamptonroadseye.com.

Dr. Todd Geisert has been providing eye care to the citizens of Gloucester and surrounding areas for over 20 years. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and in addition to providing general ophthalmology care, holds a particular interest in cataract surgery and lens implants. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Brian M. Keel is a Board Certified, fellowship-trained Retina specialist. A Retina Surgeon is a special type of eye physician that deals with some of the most serious ocular disorders, confronting blindness on a daily basis. Diseases such as Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinal Detachment are only a few of these potentially blinding conditions.

Dr. Steven E. Kitay is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist with Hampton Roads Eye Associates. He specializes in micro-incision sutureless cataract surgery, treatment and management of glaucoma, diabetic eye exams, as well as general ophthalmic medical and surgical services.

Dr. Andrew W. Lewis, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, specializes in the treatment of people with severely reduced vision as well as providing general medical Ophthalmology. As a Low Vision specialist, Dr. Lewis works with people who have partial sight, maximizing their remaining vision and enhancing their ability to perform daily activities.

Dr. Leana S. Long, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist received a B.S. in neurosciences from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and her M.D. from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She completed residency training at the University of Texas. She provides comprehensive eye exams as well as management of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. See also: www.hamptonroadseye.com.

Dr. Seth Oppenheim offers the latest refractive surgery techniques for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism including LASIK, PRK, LASEK, and refractive lensectomy. In 1996, Dr. Oppenheim performed the first laser vision correction (LVC) procedure in the Tidewater area. See also: www.hamptonroadslaser.com.

Dr. Jose M. Portal is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in double vision, eye muscle disorders and Pediatric Ophthalmology. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia. See also: www.cullomeyecenter.com.

Dr. Matthew D. Reed is a Board Certified, fellowship trained retinal surgeon.  He specializes in the medical and surgical management of potentially blinding conditions of the retina and vitreous, and offers the latest techniques in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment. 

Dr. Karen B. Shelton specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. She also takes advantage of the latest technology including the SLT Laser for selective glaucoma laser treatment, the HRT for custom optic nerve imaging and analysis, and much more.

Dr. Steven G. Spellman has been in practice in Newport News, Virginia since 1986. His chief interests are cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal disease. In addition, he performs plastic surgery procedures for eyelids, strabismus surgery to straighten misaligned eyes, and laser surgery for diabetic retinal disease. See also: www.hamptonroadseye.com.

Dr. Kearfott Stone has been providing eye care to the citizens of Gloucester and surrounding areas for over 30 years. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Stone earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia and completed internship at Mercy Hospital in San Diego and residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Gary A. Tanner has served patients in Tidewater area since 1993 when his military service brought him to Virginia. He specializes in the latest techniques in cataract and oculoplastic surgery. In addition, he has extensive training and experience in the care of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and dry eyes, as well as comprehensive eye care.

Want to prevent or slow vision loss? According to many eye care professionals, the best way to accomplish this is with early detection through regular eye exams.

Even though your vision may be clear, exams can uncover changes in the eye caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, eye tumors, retinal disorders and glaucoma. Some of these have no symptoms in the early stages. Eye exams can also lead to the earliest detection of other serious health problems-including diabetes or hypertension.

Also, children should have their first eye exam before entering kindergarten.

Schedule your eye exam today!


 

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