Our Services

We provide treatment for an entire range of ophthalmic needs, including:

  • Surgical and Medical treatment of all children’s eye diseases
  • Strabismus treatment, both medical and surgical
  • Adult strabismus
  • Visual development evaluation in babies and children
  • Pediatric and Infantile Cataracts
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Genetic and Congenital disorders with ocular manifestations
  • Ocular Surface diseases (allergies, infections, styes, dry eyes)
  • Vision therapy
  • Amblyopia treatment
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Diplopia management and treatment
  • Routine eye exams in children and young adults
  • Glasses and contact lens fittings in children


We offer a wide variety of frames from infant through school ages. We also offer a selection of stylish sports goggles. These frames offer the protection and comfort your child needs while playing his or her favorite sport.

Deciding on a frame can be difficult but fun! And be assured we will spend the time necessary to help you choose what works best for your child.

We use polycarbonate lenses that afford additional protection to your child’s eyes. With higher number prescriptions, we recommend a polycarbonate ultralight lens that will help reduce the thickness and provide better clarity.

At VPOS, your frames come with:

  • a case
  • micro fiber cleaning cloth
  • 1 fl oz. bottle of lens cleaner
  • a manufacturer’s defect warranty (excluding Miraflex), one year from date of purchase with a fee of $25 due at time services are rendered.
  • one time warranty within 1 year from date of purchase on all polycarbonate lenses
    (Other warranties are also available depending on the coatings you may wish to add to your lens order)

Contact Lenses

The contact lens fitting requires a separate appointment and usually takes about an hour. It includes (please call about fees):

  • 1hr fitting & teaching session
  • trial lenses with case and solution
  • follow-up and any changes in the contact lenses
  • the final prescription.

With nearly 75 million contact lens wearers on the planet, and 31 million in the US alone, it is hard to imagine that contact lenses are difficult to wear. Most first time wearers, in fact, are delighted with the level of comfort that contact lenses provide. As long as the initial contact lens fitting is performed by a professional eye care practitioner, any irritation associated with new lenses can be minimized or eliminated. After a brief adjustment period, most people report they can no longer feel contact lenses on their eyes.

For most children, this involves a one-on-one teaching session with Dr. Bassel Al Tinawi, contact lens specialist, that generally lasts 30-60 minutes and fitting involves special measurements of the curvature of the front surface of the eye with an instrument called a keratometer. Also, the contact lens fitting includes an evaluation of the tear film on the front of your eyes. Next, trial lenses may be applied to your eyes and evaluated with the biomicroscope to judge the fit of the lenses and how much they move with each blink. This step is also done at each follow-up visit in the fitting.

Finally, a review of how long to wear your lenses and how to care for them is an important part of the contact lens fitting. After we make sure your lenses fit properly, provide satisfactory vision and comfort, and are causing no harm to your eyes, your final contact lens can be ordered and a prescription given.

We at Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists offer competitive pricing. At this time we are not participating in any vision plans but we are happy to give you a statement for your fitting and contact lens cost to see if your insurance company may cover it for you.