Samuel N Garrett, MD Ophthalmology

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Ophthalmology Virginia Beach, VA

About Dr. Samuel N Garrett MD

Dr. Samuel N Garrett, MD is a doctor primarily located in Virginia Beach, VA. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology.

Dr. Garrett has received 2 awards.

On-Time Doctor AwardCompassionate Doctor Recognition


Get Directions Virginia Beach Eye Center 465 N Great Neck Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23454


Dr. Samuel N Garrett has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Samuel N Garrett has the following 4 expertise

  • Cataract Surgery (Phacoemulsification)
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
  • Cataract Surgery Lens Removal (Capsulorhexis)
  • Refractive Surgical Procedures


2 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.


37 Years Experience

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Graduated in 1983

United States Army Medical Center


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More about Dr. Samuel N Garrett

To be praised by your colleagues shows the utmost trust and respect for a professional. Dr. Samuel N. Garrett, founder and President of Virginia Beach Eye Center, is a recognized leader in the Hampton Roads medical community, where he is known as a "physicians' physician" because he cares for such a large number of the area's doctors and their families. Dr. Garrett is also consistently named one of the region's top ophthalmologists by his fellow physicians in polls conducted by Hampton Roads Magazine for its annual "Top Docs" issue and was recently inducted into their "Top Docs Hall of Fame". In addition, he has received four "Top Ophthalmologist" awards in cataract and refractive surgery from the Consumers Research Council of America. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Dr. Garrett trained in family medicine in Tacoma, Washington before completing his ophthalmology residency. He trained at Letterman Army Medical Center; the University of California-San Francisco; Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center; Tripler Army Medical Center and attended the Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology at Colby College in Waterville, Maine sponsored by The Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infirmary. Dr. Garrett also received training in eyelid plastic surgery at Duke University Eye Center. As a major in the U.S. Army, Dr. Garrett completed tours of duty in Seoul, South Korea and Fayetteville, NC. During that posting he helped train ophthalmology residents at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he was Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. Upon receiving his honorable discharge from the Army, Dr. Garrett returned home to Virginia Beach in 1990 where he opened Virginia Beach Eye Surgery, now Virginia Beach Eye Center. He is a previous Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, a previous Associate Director of the Medical Society of Virginia, and past President of the Virginia Beach Medical Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is published in major ophthalmic journals including Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons Program Volume, Journal of Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology, and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He served as team eye surgeon for both the Hampton Roads Admirals Ice Hockey team and US National Field Hockey team. Dr. Garrett lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, Nancy and daughter, Allison. He is a member of Trinity Church where he serves on the missions committee. He is previous board member of the Virginia Beach Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris fellow. He is currently on the board of directors for Lighthouse for Christ Eye Center in Mombasa, Kenya. He regularly travels to Mombasa as a medical missionary where he performs cataract surgery, participates in rural eye camps, examines patients and treats eye disease. Locally, he treats the homeless in his practice through the Winter Homeless Shelter Program and does cataract surgery on patients with no medical insurance and no ability to pay through our lampstand Cataract Mission

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