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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, patients who are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, have recently traveled to high risk areas or out of the state, or have come in contact with someone who has recently traveled to high risk areas will need to reschedule their upcoming appointment.  

Our offices are open on a daily basis to continue care and urgent treatment for our patients.  In order to minimize risk to patients and staff, we are rescheduling non-urgent appointments and will be calling patients who need to reschedule.
Upon arrival, patients will be asked the following:
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 experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms?
3) Have you recently traveled out of the state or to an area at high risk for COVID-19?
4) Have you recently had contact with a known COVID-19 patient?

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.

In order to minimize the number of people in our office, non-patient guests are not allowed into the office at this time.  We ask that they remain outside (in car, etc.).

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns.

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.

 Our new Richmond location can be found at:
8720 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 105,
Richmond, Virginia 23235. 
We look forward to seeing you there!

Retina Institute of Virginia Map

Our new Colonial Heights location can be found at:
648 Southpark Blvd, Suite A, 
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834  

Retina Institute of Virginia Map

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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.