The Clear Choice for Better Vision

At Carytown Optometry, we believe that healthy eyesight is vital to a high quality of life. Your vision is your window to the world around you, which is why your eye care needs to be thorough and tailored to your needs. It’s also why the optometrist you choose should be focused on comprehensive care, including the health of your eyes and accurate vision correction. Our goal is to serve our patients by helping them with their personal eye health and providing them with professional, top-of-the-line care.

About Us

Your Trusted Partner in Eye Care

Your visit to the eye doctor should be pleasant and informative, not stressful or rushed. Dr. Benjamin Gates strives to provide a positive experience for every patient he sees. As a Virginia Licensed Optometrist, Dr. Gates has earned an excellent reputation in prescribing glasses and contact lenses as well as in the diagnosis and management of eye diseases and disorders.

About Dr. Benjamin Gates

Our Services

  • Eye Exams

    Eye exam

    Regardless of your age or physical health, it is important to have regular eye exams with our eye doctor, Dr. Benjamin Gates, whether you are near-sighted, far-sighted, or even if you think you have perfect vision.

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  • Dry Eyes

    Dry eyes result from the chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which can cause minor irritations, an inability to wear contact lenses, and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections.

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  • Emergencies


    Red, Pink or Sore Eyes? We are ready to look after ALL of your eye care needs. In addition to the services you already rely on us for such as routine eye exams and contact lenses, come see Dr. Gates at Carytown Optometry.

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  • Contact Lenses

    Contact Lenses

    Dr. Benjamin Gates, OD specializes in toric and multifocal contact lens fits. Toric contact lenses are made for people with astigmatism. Multifocal contact lenses provide vision correction for patients with presbyopia, who would normally wear bifocals, trifocals, progressive lenses, or reading glasses.

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Eye exams, prescriptions, and more – we’ve got your eyes covered!

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Customers Are Saying

Had a fantastic eye exam! Staff is extremely friendly! Doc was excellent and down to earth. Wish all of my exams in the past had gone this well!
– John, December 15th, 2023

I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my glasses or procedures.. they know how to run a successful business, with great knowledge, products and kindness!
– Jane Bodnar, December 12th, 2023

Wonderful place! I had something fly into my eye and came running here to get help. They were about 30 seconds from closing but dropped everything and helped me get it out in a matter of seconds. Super friendly, helpful, and all-around wonderful!
– Grady Hart, November 25th, 2023

Excellent service, the staff is awesome and go the extra mile in every little detail, I would say it’s the best shop in the entire Richmond area. Thumbs up many times. Best service ever.
– Ramone Chavarria, November 18th, 2023

Everybody there is so professional, and so friendly! I recommend if you’re looking for a great experience, go see Dr. Gates. I feel like he’s the best eye doctor in town.
– Douglas Linwood Daves, September 26th, 2023

Dr. Gates was very professional with really friendly staff. I thoroughly recommend this practice.
– Robert Hope, August 8th, 2023

It was definitely the best optometrist visit I’ve ever had. Very thorough, explanations were good. I’m so glad that I changed to this practice.
– Anne Moss Rogers, July 27th, 2023

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