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Carytown Optometry: The Clear Choice for Better Vision

Carytown Optometry in Richmond, VA provides comprehensive quality eye care to Virginia families. As a popular eye doctor in Carytown, Dr. Benjamin Gates, has earned a reputation for excellence in eye exams and vision correction. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of eye diseases and disorders such as red eyes, floaters, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and eye injuries. Dr. Gates treats a range of conditions, such as glaucoma, the diabetic eye, dry eye, and macular degeneration.

A comprehensive eye examination by Carytown Optometry includes a wide range of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes. Eye examination tests include visual acuity, cover, color blindness, refraction and slit-lamp.

Importance of Regular Eye Exams at Carytown Optometry

Regardless of your age or physical health, it is necessary to have regular eye exams with Dr. Benjamin Gates. This holds true whether you are near-sighted, far-sighted, or even if you think you have perfect vision. During a comprehensive eye exam, we will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

Your visit to the optometrist should be pleasant and informative, not painful, or stressful. Dr. Benjamin Gates strives to provide a positive experience for every patient he sees. A patient should never feel rushed, or as if they received less-than-optimal care. At Carytown Optometry, we also believe our patients should not have to wait for hours.

Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition. We provide eye care, examinations, and corrective lenses for children and adults.

At Carytown Optometry we believe you deserve the best eye care you can get. We encourage you to visit Carytown Optometry in Richmond to come see why he is “The Clear Choice for Better Vision”.

About Dr. Benjamin Gates

Dr. Benjamin Gates is a lifelong resident of the Richmond area and grew up in Chesterfield County attending Monacan High School. He graduated Cum Laude from Hampden-Sydney College, near Farmville, Virginia, majoring in history and economics. Thereafter, he earned a master’s degree in history from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Ben first became inspired to become an optometrist when receiving his own annual contact lens exam. He realized that by taking a few more classes, he could get into optometry school. He enrolled as a part-time student at VCU to take these classes. He graduated in 2010 as an optometrist from the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Benjamin Gates moved back to Richmond, where he has been practicing as a Board-Certified Optometrist ever since.

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