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.
Cornea & Contact Lenses
Most insurance accepted
Certifications & Memberships
98.5%would refer friends and family to us
Mary Joane N
Nice staff. Thorough tests. Explanations and questions answered. Feedback and advice. Attention to detail through entire process check-in to exam, determining prescription, fitting and payment.
Took prescription there to get glasses for for son. (2 yrs old) The fitting was rushed she had very little patience and sizing was awful. I felt uncomfortable like we were not worth their time nor effort because Medicaid was insurance. The glasses came back and just as I thought the frames were too big. But instead of trying to right the wrong I was told just to pull the strap tighter. I went to Walmart and got 100% customer satisfaction and didnt mind paying out of pocket because I felt like I was appreciated and not tolerated.
Thank you for bringing this situation to our attention and returning to our office to give us the opportunity to refit you in a smaller frame. We sincerely apologize if you felt rushed in your frame selection. Please know that ALL of our patients are important to us, regardless of their insurance. You seemed to be pleased with the remedy upon your return. We hope this is still the case as your satisfaction is most important.
Customer since 2014
100 percent efficient, great Staff and the Dr. is great cudos to this group of eyecare providers.
This was my annual check-up visit. After an extensive and thorough exam Dr. Gilchrist gave me a clean bill of health as far as my eyesight is concerned. I have been seeing Dr. Gilchristfor many years now and I have allways found him to be very personableand plesant to deal with. I would strongly recommend him to anyone that has a visual problem of any sort.