Meet Our Optometrists and Eye Care Team
Dr. Joseph E. Droter, Optometrist
Experience Meets Innovation
“Nothing can replace the power of professional affiliations. No matter how long you’ve been in practice, little is as exciting as sharing new findings with colleagues. This sharing helps me learn more about optical concerns that affect my patients, enabling me to provide tomorrow’s eye care, today.”
Member: American Optometric Association, Virginia Optometric Association, Richmond Optometric Society, Southern Council of Optometrists, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.
Past President of the Virginia State Board of Optometry; Past President of the Virginia Optometric Association; Past President of the Richmond Optometric Society; 2004 Virginia Optometrist of the Year; Member of the Virginia State Board of Optometry, 2012-2016; Fellow of the Virginia Academy of Optometry; Current Member of the American Optometric Association’s Meetings Center Executive Committee.
A COMMITMENT TO CONTINUING EDUCATION
“My absolute dedication to continuing education helps ensure that you receive the most advanced eye care possible in Richmond, VA. Learning is not just a means to an end, but also an end in itself – a lifelong passion that is its own reward. That’s my philosophy of learning, and the philosophy which guides my practice.”
Recent Postgraduate Courses:
“Treatment and Management of Eye Disease”
“Laser Vison Correction”
“Nutrition’s Role in Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Cataracts”
“Contact Lens Care for Children”
Dr. Christine Paschal, Optometrist
Dr. Paschal is a native of Goochland, VA and graduated from The Steward School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech in 2013, and graduated with honors from Southern College of Optometry in 2017. There, she served as Vice President of Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and provided eye care and glasses for impoverished patients in Haiti, Mexico, and Belize through mission trips with the club. In addition to primary eye care, Dr. Paschal has a special interest in contact lenses and dry eye. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing volleyball, and watching Hokie football.
Memberships include the American Optometric Association, Virginia Optometric Association, Richmond Optometric Society, Southern Council of Optometrists, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, and Lions Club International.