Legacy Eye Care - Petersburg Eye Doctor

Eye Doctor Details for Legacy Eye Care in Petersburg, VA

Legacy Eye Care

Eye Doctor


3500 South Crater Road

Petersburg, VA 23805




Eye Doctor Details

Hours of Operation:

Friday9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Services Offered:

Cataract Surgery
Cataract Treatment
Color Contact Lenses
Contact Lens Fittings
Contact Lenses
Designer Brand Eyewear
Eye Disorder Treatment
Eye Doctors
Eye Exam
Glaucoma Surgery
Glaucoma Treatment
Laser Vision Consultation
Transition Lenses


Legacy Eye Care, LLC is a premier eye care facility conveniently located next to Wal-Mart in Petersburg, Va. We are dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, clinical education, and patient services. Our Doctors are leaders in clinical eye care involving eye and vision disorders. We provide Quality Eye Care at an Affordable price to solve the visual needs of our patients.

omprehensive Vision and Eye Health Evaluations

At Legacy Eye Care, we provide comprehensive Vision and Eye Health Evaluations using the latest technology, but we also take the time to listen to your needs and explain your options. Each evaluation is broken down into two categories: Vision Evaluation and Eye Health Evaluation.

Vision Evaluation

The vision evaluation focuses on your specific visual needs. In this part of the examination, we use various types of equipment, both automated and manual testing is used to determine your unique eyeglass prescription. Each person uses their eyes differently on a daily basis. For example, a computer software engineer would have different visual needs than a police officer, an accountant vs a mechanic, etc. Therefore, we specifically address the visual demands of an individual's occupation. We also address recreational and hobby visual needs. After all, glasses that work well for you in the office may not work as well for you on the golf course.

Specifically, here are some of the tests we use to conduct your vision evaluation:

Refraction This test determines your eyeglass prescription and we perform precise measurements in several different ways to determine the lens formula that will work best for you. Instruments used include a computerized autorefractor, phoroptor and retinoscope, but an important part of prescribing lenses is for the doctor to understand how you use your eyes at work and leisure.

Binocular vision testing We test your eye coordination to be sure your vision is comfortable and that your eyes work well together. This includes an analysis of the eye muscles used for movement, focusing and depth perception. If you have a problem with binocularity, your doctor may correct it with prescription glasses or vision therapy. If you are having difficulty appreciating 3D images during a 3D movie or from a 3D television, you may benefit from this type of testing.

Eye Health Evaluation

The eye health evaluation is the second part of the evaluation. This involves examining the eyes and surrounding tissues and structures for signs of disease and ocular ailments such as: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Diabetes, Ocular Allergies, Eye and Lid Infections and Retinal problems. Every eye health exam includes the testing and evaluation for the following (partial list of conditions):



Macular Degeneration

Ocular Melanoma

Eyelid Disease, Infections and Lesions

"Lazy Eye" or Amblyopia

Vein or Artery Occlusions

Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Disease from Diabetes

Retinal Holes, Tears or Detachments

Hypertensive Retinopathy Retinal Disease from High Blood Pressure

Dry Eye Disease and Inflammation

"Eye Turn" or Strabismus

Cholesterol Plaques in individuals with High Cholesterol

Specifically, here are some tests we use to analyze the health status of your eyes:

Physical eye health exam The external and internal parts of the eyes are examined using special instruments like a slit lamp biomicroscope, binocular indirect ophthalmoscope and special focusing lenses. Your pupils may be dilated with eye drops for some of these tests.

Tonometry This is one of several risk factors for glaucoma that we evaluate. It is a measure of the fluid pressure inside the eye. We offer several ways to do this test: 1) a new generation of air puff test that is very gentle and quiet, 2) Goldmann tonometry, which is a device with a blue light that shines at the eye, or 3) a tonopen which is a gentle probe that touches the cornea for a moment (after anesthetic eye drops are instilled).

Visual field test A screening of your peripheral vision with a computerized autoperimeter. You click a hand-held button when you see small lights off to the side. It takes about 2 minutes per eye and it can help diagnose or rule out neurological disorders of the visual system.

Emergency Eye Care

Eye emergencies can happen in an instant and can range in their severity. Here at Legacy Eye Care, we see eye emergencies every day. Ocular (eye) emergency symptoms include eye pain, redness, discharge, sudden loss of vision, flashes of light and floaters, embedded foreign particles or other injuries. If you ever have any of these symptoms, do not put it off. These symptoms can be an indication of significant ocular health problems and may be vision threatening. Please call our office and we can see you that day. We diagnose and treat eye infections, abrasions, chemical burns, foreign bodies, eye lid lumps and bumps, corneal ulcers, glaucoma, allergies, inflammatory disease and many other eye problems.

Treatment of Ocular Disease

Our Optometrist, Dr. Robert J. Foster, is trained and licensed to diagnose and treat diseases of the eye. He can prescribe topical and oral medications for infections, inflammations, pain, dry eyes, glaucoma and allergies. He also works with top specialists and surgeons in the area to make referrals and co-manage when indicated Common eye diseases disgnosed, managed and treated are (but not limited to):

Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinal Detachment
Vitreous Detachment

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