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Welcome To Patterson Eye Clinic

Our team of eye doctors and eye care staff are here to care for all of your vision needs. We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs.

Patterson Eye Clinic, your local Eye Care Specialists serving all of your family’s vision care needs.

Dr. Peter Nardone, Dr. Laurel Loukx & Dr. Jonathan Stoller, provide quality eye care services and vision care products in Richmond. We truly care about the health of your eyes and offer local vision care to all family members.

We are conveniently located near you in Richmond, Virginia and service all of the surrounding area.

Patterson Eye Clinic stocks Designer Eye Frames & Sunglasses, Contact lenses, and we offer Eye Exams, Emergency Treatment as well as the Management of Ocular Diseases.

The local Richmond Optometrist near you, offering you and your family top quality eye care delivered with unsurpassed customer service.

Patterson Eye Clinic accepts a number of Insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.

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Eyeglasses & Contacts

We have one of the largest selections of glasses and contacts in the Richmond, VA region! Find the best fit for your specific needs and we'll explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision.

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Advanced Technology

Learn about the different types of tests and equipment including diabetic eye exams, digital retinal imaging, visual field testing etc. We also screen for cataracts, glaucoma and much more.

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Family Eye Exam

Regardless of your age or physical health, it's important to have regular eye exams. Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

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Eye allergies, or any allergies for that matter, occur when the immune system is hypersensitized to a stimulus in the environment that comes into contact with the eye.

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Q&A with Dr. Peter Nardone | Diabetic Eye Exam
I heard that having diabetes, or even pre-diabetes, can affect my vision and the health of my eyes. How and why does this happen?

Thank you for bringing up such an important topic.

Most people don't realize that diabetes is a blood vessel disease that can potentially affect all vessels in the body. The eyes are an open window to these vessels. It is the only place in the body where we eye doctors can look at blood vessels directly and determine their health. If diabetic damage is occurring to the eye vessels, it is likely happening throughout the body. This can occur with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. If you take pills, insulin, or just diet control, these changes can be occurring.

By the same token, when we see no damage to the vessels in the eyes, we can worry less about the patient's other organ systems, kidneys, and feet.

Eye damage can occur before pain, blurred vision, or any other symptoms. The only way to know is by having a dilated diabetic eye examination. Your annual diabetic exam can spot changes early when they are treatable. During the exam, you will also be checked for cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye problems common in diabetics. Our eye doctors at the Patterson Eye Clinic can now document the appearance of the retinal blood vessels with digital photography. We can then follow the photos yearly to look for subtle changes. Our doctors will share our exam results with the patientʼs primary care physician and/or endocrinologist.

What happens during a typical diabetic eye exam?

You will notice many similarities between a comprehensive eye exam and one that is geared toward our diabetic patients. Your vision will be checked, as well as determining the need for corrective lenses, if necessary. Screening for glaucoma involves testing the eye pressure and the peripheral vision. A specialized microscope is used to look at the lens of the eye for signs of cataracts. You will be given drops to open up (dilate) your pupils. You will relax in the exam room for 15-30 minutes while your eyes dilate fully. The vast majority of people can resume normal activities after dilation including driving. The vessels, optic nerves, macula and other structures are carefully evaluated for their health. Our optometrists will go over all the findings with the patient and discuss everything that can be done to prevent any vision loss in the future.

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Patterson Eye Clinic

5419 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
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Pardon Our Appearance!

Pardon our dust as we re-arrange and renovate our space in order to serve all of our patients in a more timely and efficient manner. We hope to reduce wait times for appointments and offer the best service in Richmond! We will keep you posted.