Dr. Gilchrist is a life-long resident of Tappahannock and Essex County. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from The Citadel in Charleston S.C. He went on to receive his Docotor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1978. He later did his diagnostic and therapeutic drug study at the University of Houston Optometry School. Upon his return to Tappahannock, Dr. Gilchrist opened his private practice in 1979 and expanded his coverage of the Northern Neck with an office in Colonial Beach in 1992. He is a member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Gilchrist enjoys medical eyecare, specialty contact lens care, and laser refractive surgery co-management.
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5 Stars!!! I was very impressed with the knowledge of not only Dr. Gilchrist but his entire staff. State of the art instruments were impressive as well. My exam was very thorough and did not take as much time as I expected. I would definitely recommend to my friends.
All members of the office were very friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. Procedures were explained so I could understand what was being done and even those of separate testing. I feel that my eyes are being thoroughly care for along with all of my needs. Thank you