We are Gates Vision Care 

As the practice of an independent Doctor, Gates Vision Care is dedicated to you, the patient.

Dr. Benjamin Gates of Gates Vision Care is a Richmond local who provides comprehensive quality eye care. As an optometrist in Richmond he has earned a reputation for excellence in prescribing glasses and contact lenses as well as in diagnosis and management of eye diseases and disorders.


Board Certified Optometrist Dr. Benjamin Gates is a lifelong resident of the Richmond area. Ben grew up in Chesterfield County, Virginia where he attended Monacan High.

Eye Exams

Our office serves Richmond families by providing comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages, including examinations for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Contact Lens

Dr. Gates is an optometrist who specializes in toric and multifocal contact lens fits and will work with you to find the right contact lenses based on your personal visual needs.

Get In Touch

Experience the Gates Vision Care difference by contacting us for an eye examination today to ensure accurate vision correction and quality contacts.


About Gates Vision Care

Your visit to the optometrist should be pleasant and informative, not painful or stressful. Dr. Benjamin Gates strives to provide a positive experience for every patient he sees. A patient should never feel rushed, or as if they received less-than-optimal care. Also, we believe that patients should not have to wait for hours, as they do at some of the larger practices in the area. We provide eye care, examinations, and corrective lenses for children and adults.
Dr. Gates specializes in treating and referring red eyes, floaters, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic eyes, dry eyes, and eye injuries. Gates Vision Care provides comprehensive eye testing using state-of-the-art equipment such as a retinal camera, a high-definition screen for acuity testing, and automated refraction, keratometry, and tonometry.
Your vision is perhaps the most vital of all your senses. It’s your window to the world around you, which is why your vision eye care needs to be as detailed and as accurate as it can be. It’s also why the optometrist you choose should be focused on the health of your eyes as well as the accuracy of your vision correction and the quality of your contact lenses. The goal of Gates Vision Care is to serve our patients by helping them with their personal eye health and providing them with professional care. We believe that healthy eyesight is vital to a high quality of life.

Our Patients Love Us 

Matt D. (5 Stars)

November 2014
Dr. Gates was very thorough and patient with finding me the right contacts. My perscription makes me a very difficult customer and his persisitence paid off. He also was great with my 7 year old and helped make the examination process fun for him. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Gates to anyone looking for a quality eye examination. 

Sami Khaldieh (5 Stars)

February 2015
I saw three doctors in the past month before I decided to come to Carytown Optometry. This was truly the best experience I have had in this area. They gave me full attention and cared for my needs. In all my past visits, no doctors could figure out the problem with my eyes. In the span of 15 minutes with Dr. Gates, he discovered the problem and found the solution. I am quite satisfied with the results of my visit and I will most definitely be returning in the future.

Lauren Williams (5 Stars)

August 2015
I would recommend Dr. Gates to everyone. He gave me a quick but great exam and my new prescription is awesome! He personally helped me with a problem with my insurance and took great care of me.

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