Department of Ophthalmology

Established in 1976 by its founding chair, Dr. William Humphrey, and a group of dedicated community ophthalmologists, the EVMS Ophthalmology Residency Program started as a community based training program to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population in Hampton Roads. 

Currently, this program accepts two incoming first year ophthalmology residents a year for a total of six residents. The core of the residency training is split between the Hamptom VAMC Ophthalmology Clinic and Sentara Norfolk General Lion's Center for Sight. Consultations are also taken from the emergency room and inpatient service at Sentara Leigh Hospital and the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.