Optometrists

Dr. Patrick Ryan

Dr. Patrick Ryan is an Illinois native and earned his B.S in biology from Southern Ill. University. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston where he was a Beta Sigma Kappa honor student. His first position was with Warren Cross, M.D. in Houston, a complete eye care facility with in-house refractive and cataract surgery. While there Dr. Ryan enjoyed the opportunity to work with some of the leading refractive surgeons in the country.

In 1986, Dr. Ryan and his wife moved from Texas to Richmond, Virginia to raise their family. He decided to open his own office so that he could offer friendly, personal care that would reflect this goal. He opened a second location, Drs. Rainer and Ryan, across from Virginia Center Commons Mall in 2000 with Dr. Bob Rainer. The third location was formed in 2017 when Dr. Bob Rainer merged his own long standing office with the group. This office is at the corner of Libbie and Broad.

He has extensive experience in managing pre- and post-operative refractive surgery patients, as well as determining candidacy and setting realistic expectations of patients desiring refractive eye surgery. Dr. Ryan genuinely enjoys seeing his patients experience the benefits of improved vision. He is very interested in the medical and optical problem solving nature of the profession. He was voted as one of the top optometrists for "chair side manner" in the Richmond area.  The survey was done in the December 2013 and 2014 issue of Our Health Magazine.

His other passions include swimming, biking and running. As a triathlete he is very familiar with sports vision needs. He has twin adult children and two dogs. He enjoys traveling with his wife and kids. He has a passion for glass blowing, which he has been doing the past several years. His website for his artistic side is PatRyanglass.com  He works out the The Glass Spot in Richmond VA. Dr Ryan is familiar with the needs of pilots, his son is a marine pilot. He has flown with him over the years and is up to date on the visual needs of that field. His daughter Calli is a professional artist, visit her web site, Calliryan.com.  She is available for commissioned works, portraits, and business art consulting.

Dr. Rainer

Dr. Rainer is a Richmond native. He attended J.R. Tucker High School, and then University of Richmond followed by VMI on wrestling scholarships. He is in J.R. Tucker's Sports Hall of Fame. He is a 1989 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia where he was awarded clinical honors.

He has owned "West End Eye Care" since 1990 and has partnered with Dr. Pat Ryan since 2000 at "Drs. Rainer and Ryan." On January 1,2017 they unified and renamed all 3 locations under the new name "RVA Eye Care." Dr. Rainer has been a member of the American and Virginia Optometric Associations and Richmond Optometric Society since 1985. Dr. Rainer is board certified to treat eye diseases including glaucoma. He has been trained as a co-manager on the latest refractive surgery techniques with some of the area's best surgeons and he has had LASIK himself in 2002. Dr. Rainer has been the eye doctor for University of Richmond sports since 1989.

Dr. Rainer was voted first place in "Our Health Magazine" Best Bedside Manner Awards with nearly 14,000 votes cast.

Dr. Rainer has three daughters and two stepsons. He and his wife live in Richmond's near west end where they enjoy gardening, physical fitness activities and hitting many of Richmond's great restaurants and breweries. Throw in a little white water rafting, hand over hand hiking and some scuba diving for Dr. Rainer's thrill seeking side.

Dr. Fardink

Dr. Fardink received a degree in chemistry from Princeton University in 2011 and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2017. Dr. Fardink focuses on specialty contacts, fitting patients in scleral lenses, corneal (rigid) gas permeable lenses (GPs/RGPs), and corneal reshaping therapy (CRT) lenses (also called orthokeratology or OrthoK). He has completed an advanced practice rotation with honors at the Case Western Reserve University Department of Ophthalmology, where he fitted specialty contact lenses onto cornea transplant patients. He also completed an ocular disease rotation at the Chillicothe VA Medical center, where he treated patients with glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other ocular disorders.

While an optometry student at Ohio State, Dr. Fardink worked under Joseph Barr, OD, MS, assisting in developing new contact lens materials and designs. He co-founded OSU's Contact Lens Advancement Society, of which he was also president, and served as vice president of OSU's Private Practice Club. In his spare time, he enjoys serving as a volunteer EMT, playing guitar in The Band Keratopathy (an all-optometry rock band), and playing board games with his wife.

Dr. Autry

Dr. Autry has called Richmond home since 1994. He graduated from James Madison University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and then attended Nova Southeastern University where he received his Doctorate of Optometry in 2012.

Dr. Autry’s professional associations include the American Optometric Association, Virginia Optometric Association and the Richmond Optometric Society. He was with Virginia Eye Institute for before joining our office. He he was able to see many different conditions and enjoyed the knowledge obtained working there.

Dr. Autry joined RVA Eye Care in 2017 and specializes in comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, contact lens evaluations and treatment of ocular disease. He currently resides in New Kent, VA with his wife Jennifer and daughter Hollis.

Dr. Mohrman

Dr. David Mohrman, O.D. is a native of Long Island, New York, graduating from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. He earned his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 1989.

Dr. Mohrman completed externships at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital in Hyde Park. He also participated in research involving contact lens development and ophthalmic equipment design.

Prior to joining RVA Eye Care, Dr. Mohrman served for 15 years as a civilian optometrist for the U.S. Army at Fort Lee Virginia. While at Fort Lee, Dr. Mohrman received several awards for outstanding patient care and was the director of the optometry externship program, training third and fourth year optometry students. He also served as adjunct clinical faculty for the Southern College of Optometry, the New England College of Optometry and the University of Houston College of Optometry.

Dr. Mohrman specializes in comprehensive eye care for adults and school-age children. He has extensive experience in contact lenses, dry eye management, treatment of ocular disease and refractive surgery consultation as well as pre- and postoperative care. He prides himself on taking time to understand his patient’s visual needs and enjoys carefully working to find the best and most comfortable solution for their vision problems.

When Dr. Mohrman is not in the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He also is an avid cyclist and enjoys hiking, camping and reading.

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