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Dr. Richard N. Douglas attended Murray State University
in Kentucky,Dr. Richard Douglas graduating with a major in Biology. He then attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois, receiving his OD degree.

He served his externship at FDR VA Hospital in New York and the Perry Point VA Hospital, in Maryland , where he focused on the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. His externships also focused on the management and treatment of low vision, pediatric and binocular vision.

Dr. Douglas entered into private practice in 1998 in Chester, Virginia. In 2001, Dr. Douglas joined Commonwealth Eye Care Associates where, in addition to his private practice, he continues the philosophy of Commonwealth Eye Care Associates, to develop an integrated eye care system of co-management with the OD community.

Dr. Douglas specializes in comprehensive consultation and co-management, treatment of eye diseases and pre and post surgical care. 


Murray State University , BS
Illinois College of Optometry, OD, 1998
FDR VA Hospital, Externship, Montrose , NY , 1997
Perry Point VA Hospital, Externship, Perry Point , MD
Illinois Eye Institute Low Vision Dept., Externship, Chicago , IL
Illinois Eye Institute Pediatric & Binocular Vision Dept., Externship, Chicago , IL

Awards & Honors

Award of Distinction from Illinois Eye Institute Center for Advanced Ophthalmic Care, 1998
Award of Distinction from Illinois Eye Institute Low Vision Rehabilitation Service, 1998
Corning Medical Optics Low Vision Award, 1998
Honors from FDR VA Hospital Optometry Dept., 1997
Honors from Perry Point VA Hospital Optometry Dept., 1997


American Optometric Association

Virginia Optometric Association

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Douglas enjoys cooking, carpentry and spending time with his lovely wife, Suzanna.