Our guiding philosophy is that we exist to take care of our patients. To do this, we specialize in medical preventive care. Checking your prescription is important, but that is only one small part of the eye exam. Your eyes are an amazing window through which we can directly examine blood vessels and look for signs of vascular or neurological problems without surgery or other invasive tests. An eye exam provides insight into the body's overall well-being. That is why we check blood pressure at annual exams. Furthermore, we offer digital retinal photography that is easy to do and provides a baseline for tracking your ocular and systemic health over the years.
Dr. Nilsen, a native of New York, graduated from S.U.N.Y. Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in biology, minoring in psychology. He earned his Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston in 1997. He moved to the Greater Richmond area in search of warmer weather and a friendly community. He quickly made Chesterfield County his home, founding Nilsen Eye Care in 1998. Since then he has been growing his practice around a commitment to core values such as constant improvement, positive and teamwork. Personalized, friendly and attentiveness have become hallmarks of Dr. Nilsen's patient care, earning him a reputation as one of Richmond's top optometrists.