Who We Are

Welcome to Virginia Beach Eye Center where the benefits of advanced technology, combined with personal attention to your eye care needs, result in high patient satisfaction and excellent vision! From the moment you walk into Virginia Beach Eye Center, you’ll feel the personal touch of our professional team. From reception area to the examining rooms, to the surgical suites, we’ve designed this state of the art eye center as a comfortable and relaxing environment for our patients.

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Our Philosophy

You will notice the difference the moment you come through our doors. At Virginia Beach Eye Center, every member of our team is dedicated to providing superb patient care while treating you as an individual and our valued customer. We want you to feel that you now have friends in the eye care business and that you can trust us with your eyecare needs from eye exams, glasses and contact lenses to complex medical, surgical and refractive care.

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My Online Clinic a.k.a. your “Patient portal”  is a web-based tool that provides secure and convenient access to your physician and personal medical information! Have access to clinical summaries, renew prescriptions, schedule appointments and make payments all with just the click of a mouse!

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Give Us Your Feedback

Please take a moment to leave feedback and/or comments about your visit. We value your input!

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"Excellent Lasik experience at VA Beach Eye Center. Once I made my decision to move forward with having my vision corrected I researched possible procedures and had evaluations with a couple highly rated local providers. VA Beach Eye Center was by far the most thorough, professional, and least pushy. Lasik is not something I'm looking for a 'deal' on....not like shopping for a used car which is the feeling I received from other Lasik providers. My Surgery Coordinator was Julianne H. who was friendly, professional and very willing to provide answers to all questions and concerns I had regarding the procedure. I was able to meet Dr. Kurz a couple times prior to my actual surgery who was also very professional, informative and at no point did I ever feel pressured into making a decision to follow through with Lasik. I would say my experience was outstanding and the results were probably well above average. Pre Lasik I was practically legally blind without contacts or glasses. Post Lasik I have 20/15 vision with virtually no side effects (slightly dry eyes when I wake up early in the morning, nothing a couple lubricating drops don't fix instantly, this has gotten better over the past couple weeks). Post opp you have one day of basically laying around the house with your eyes closed, the day after surgery I was seeing very clear just sensitive to bright light, and after a week of medicated drops a few times a day I am 20/15 and back to normal eye comfort. I should mention I am just over 2 weeks out of surgery and I have zero discomfort. I should have done this a long time ago. Thanks Virginia Beach Eye Center, Julianne, and Dr. Kurz!"

Chris Lamy

"I had cataract surgery in Sept. of 2015. I am still seeing improvement in my eyes. After surgery I was told by the doctor that my vision was 20/20 and I told him that the best it ever was before was 20/50. To this day I still see improvement in my vision due to the skill of Dr. Kurz. In fact my wife saw the improvement in my eyes that she is getting hers done. She was a little nervous about it until she saw the doctor that calmed her right down."

Jim Hahn 2

"I have recently had cataract surgery done by Dr. Sam Garrett at Virginia Beach Eye Center. Thanks to Dr. Garrett's state of the art eye care facility with onsite surgical suite, all work-up and surgery is conveniently performed in one place. Also, it is apparent that the staff were well-trained, very friendly, and happy in their work. If you are in need of professional eye care, I would strongly recommend Virginia Beach Eye Center. VBEC provides the very best professional eye care in the Tidewater area."

Thomas H. Sugg

"Dr. Kurz performed my cataract surgeries and was wonderful. The staff is friendly, professional and Andrea, his surgery coordinator, is simply delightful, efficient and helpful. Dr. Kurz walked me through procedure before, during and after. The results of the surgeries are better than expected. Dr. Tomko is great as well; she treated me first for an eye injury and then fit me with contacts; she has a practical and helpful way about her. She was helpful in the decision process for cataract surgery. 5 stars!"

Bette Rae Bevan

"Dr. Garrett came highly recommended and I will share as well. God bless you all!"

Eleanor Steffens