At Carytown Optometry, we believe you deserve quality eye care that meets your needs. Dr. Benjamin Gates, OD, provides comprehensive vision care to those in Carytown and beyond. As a Virginia Licensed Optometrist, Dr. Gates specializes in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases, conditions, and risk factors that can affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. In addition to preventive and corrective eye care like glasses and contact lenses, we can also treat red eyes, floaters, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and eye injuries. We can even provide care for vision complications related to allergies, dry eyes, and diabetes.

Dr. Gates will always take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options, and listen to your eye care needs. We believe that maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, so we encourage you to ask questions and share any important health information that could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.

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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