Who we are


At Gates Vision Care we believe you deserve the best eye care you can get. Since starting the practice, Dr. Benjamin Gates has earned a reputation for excellence in vision correction, eye exams, and diagnosis and management of eye diseases and disorders. We invite you to come see why.

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 Dr. Benjamin Gates at Gates Vision Care in Richmond, Virginia 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.

A visit to the eye doctor should be pleasant and informative, not painful or stressful. We strive to provide a positive experience for every patient we see. 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, making us the clear choice for better vision.


Dr. Gates specializes in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both eyeglasses and contact lenses. In addition to preventive and corrective eye care, we also specialize in red eyes, floaters, macular degeneration, glaucoma, eye injuries and diabetes. We can even provide care for eye and vision complications related to allergies and dry eyes. Dr. Gates specializes in contact lens fits for aging eyes.

Gates Vision Care is an optometry practice whose eye doctor takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options, and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.