About Us

In practice for over 35 years, our mission at Virginia Ophthalmology Associates is to provide our patients with top quality eye care in a warm and comfortable environment. Our skill set covers the spectrum from routine eye care for newborns, children, and adults, to the surgical management of complex eye diseases requiring fellowship-level subspecialty training.

We offer comprehensive eye examinations, evaluation and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy as well as state of the art ophthalmic surgery.

Dr. Joel Lall-Trail is fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus and performs all aspects of pediatric eye care. He performs surgery on children and adults with eye muscle (strabismus) problems.

Dr. Mark Fernandez is a fellowship trained cornea specialist who performs cataract surgery, laser vision correction, corneal transplantation, pterygium surgery and repair of intraocular lens-related complications.

Dr. Arielle Spitze is fellowship trained in both glaucoma surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. She performs cataract surgery and surgical and laser treatment of glaucoma, as well as the diagnosis of diseases involving both the eye and brain.

Dr. Cheryl Cauthen specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous eye diseases including cataracts and glaucoma, and retinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy.

Our Ophthalmologists are all certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Our optometrist, Dr. Ayesha Rahman, is experienced in fitting both soft and hard contact lenses as well as providing medical eye exams.

Our office is located on the first floor of the Amelia Building. The address is 885 Kempsville Road, Suite 101, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Our surgeons operate at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk General Hospital, the Bon Secours Ambulatory Surgery Center in Virginia Beach, and at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.

Please allow approximately 2 hours for your yearly appointment or new patient evaluation.