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Consistent with state and federal privacy laws, and as a condition of treatment, audio or video recordings are not permitted inside Retina Institute of Virginia facilities. Should anyone be observed recording or taking photographs with a cellphone or other device, the individual will be asked to immediately erase the audio, video, or photograph to protect the privacy of other patients and RIV associates.

Due to increased risk of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) within the United States, the Retina Institute of Virginia is continuing to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in our offices. We are open on a daily basis to continue care and treatment for our patients. In order to minimize risk to patients and staff, patients and guests will be screened, to include temperature checks and the questions below:

1)Are you experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19?
a) Fever
b) Cough (to include allergy related cough)
c) Shortness of breath
2) Are you currently subject to a COVID-19 quarantine or self-isolation?
3) Are you unvaccinated and aware of recent exposure to someone with COVID-19?

If the answer to any of those questions is YES, please call our office at
(804) 644-7478
to speak with a team member to reschedule your upcoming appointment.

We are currently allowing patients to bring one adult guest with them to their appointment as needed. To minimize traffic in our waiting areas, patients and guests may be asked to wait in their vehicles prior to their appointment.

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have.

Welcome to Retina Institute of Virginia!

Thank you for visiting the website of Retina Institute of Virginia, with two primary offices and three satellite offices conveniently located throughout central Virginia, in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tappahannock, Colonial Heights and Williamsburg. Our goal is to provide state of the art care of retinal diseases in a personalized way. Our physicians – Drs. Tabassian, Astruc, O'Keefe, Schwent, and Jenkins – are board-certified and fellowship trained and are available for consultations and second opinions. Our expertise is in diagnosis and treatment of retina and vitreous diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degenerationretinal tears and detachment, retinal vascular diseases, uveitis and trauma.

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Meet Our Doctors

Our physicians – Drs. Tabassian, Astruc, O’Keefe and Schwent – are board-certified and fellowship trained and are available for consultations and second opinions.

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Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 65. Don’t become a statistic – schedule an appointment with us today!

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Vein Occlusion

Our doctors are experienced with many eye-related problems and diseases, including vein occlusion (compression of veins), and can make fast, effective diagnoses.