VPOS was opened in 1992 in Richmond, VA by one of the leading specialists in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Located across the street from the Stony Point Surgery Center, VPOS strives to meet the vision needs of the pediatric population as well as adults with eye movement disorders.
Dr. Matthew Doerr was born and raised in Elkins West Virginia where much of his family still resides. He attended Elkins high school and graduated in the year 2000. He then traveled up to Morgantown, West Virginia to attend West Virginia University where he obtained his Bachelors degree in biology and his Masters degree in reproductive physiology. Matthew then completed his medical degree at West Virginia University in 2011.
It was in Morgantown where he met his wife Brooke and the two of them would raise their three lovely children.
Matthew then completed a general surgery internship followed by his ophthalmology residency training at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After residency, he went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh PA.
Matthew and his wife Brooke fell in love with the central Virginia area during his time in Charlottesville for residency. He is therefore thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to provide complete pediatric eye care to the Richmond and central Virginia area. Matthew has a professional interest in pediatric cataract, childhood ocular surface disease, complex pediatric and adult strabismus, as well as complete general pediatric Ophthalmology.
About Thomas Metz M.D.
Dr. Thomas Metz is originally from Dover, Delaware. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at James Madison University and hisDoctor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Metz worked with the US Army as a flight surgeonand General Ophthalmologist before transitioning to private practice Ophthalmology in Columbus, Georgia. He then completed a fellowshipin Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For the next 18 years, Dr. Metz practiced Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Birmingham, Alabama, most of that time in a solo private practice. With a growing interest to share his expertise internationally, Dr. Metz moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2018 and worked in the cities of Dubai and AlAin. Dr. Metz is looking forward to joining VPOS in April 2021.
Dr. Metz’s particular interest in Pediatric Ophthalmology began after mentors noticed his gift of working with children and encouraged specialization. Dr. Metz provides pediatric medical and surgical eye care for a wide variety of conditions including visual development disorders, strabismus, amblyopia, lacrimal duct obstruction and retinopathy of prematurity. Other areas of interest include the treatment of children with special needs, such as Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and other congenital and syndromic disorders. Dr. Metz also specializes in the treatment of adult eye misalignment and double vision.
Dr. Metz is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is amember of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
About Dr. Wortham
Dr. Wortham started VPOS in 1992 and worked to see the practice grow through steady care and diligence and passion for his work. He is excited now to have Drs Doerr and Metz take over and continue the quality of care that has always been the cornerstone of the practice. He is now navigating the highs and even some lows of retirement, always missing the joy of having cared for so many patients. Should you have thoughts or questions for Dr. Wortham, he can still be reached via office email: DrWortham@vposonline.com