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.


Since its founding by Dr. Samuel Garrett in 1991, Virginia Beach Eye Center has evolved into a premier eye care center of excellence for South Hampton Roads. From the moment you walk in, you’ll feel the personal touch of our friendly, experienced professional team of highly skilled doctors and staff. You can relax knowing you will receive the comprehensive, state-of-the-art eye care you want and the personal attention you deserve.


Our 12,000 square-foot, full-service eye center at 465 North Great Neck Road is the first state-licensed, Medicare-certified and AAAHC- accredited ambulatory surgery facility in southeastern Virginia dedicated exclusively to eye surgery. You can trust us with your eye care needs, from eye exams, glasses and contact lenses to complex medical, surgical and refractive care.


Call us today to begin your journey toward better vision.


To schedule an appointment online, contact us or call 757-481-5555

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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 eye care needs from eye exams, glasses and contact lenses to complex medical, surgical and refractive care.


Honesty and integrity are foremost in our practice.
In a world of compromise where some eye care providers and surgeons are driven and influenced by outside forces, Drs. Garrett and Kurz  never allow anything to influence their medical and surgical decision-making or the sacred physician-patient relationship.


Our doctors’ goals are to achieve the optimal outcome for each individual patient. You can rest assured that we will recommend and perform the procedure or course of treatment that is best for you, not what is most profitable or convenient for us.


Here at Virginia Beach Eye Center we take the time to discuss the surgical options available and then tailor a surgical plan for each patient’s unique lifestyle. Using the latest pre-op diagnostic testing to insure that there are no contraindications to the proposed procedure.


Every post-operative patient is seen at each exam by the operating surgeon who is uniquely qualified to handle any post-op concerns (not a surrogate, such as an optometrist, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner.