FOA Norfolk

Family Optometric Associates is locally owned and operated serving the Norfolk, Virginia area since 1992. We are located within the Norfolk Navy Exchange.

When you visit us for an eye exam, our optometrist Dr. Li will evaluate your visual health. This includes general eye examinations for correction of farsightedness, nearsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. The doctors also diagnose, manage and treat diseases and disorders of the visual system. Thorough examinations of the external and internal structure of the eyes are performed to evaluate for many ocular conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disorders, and systemic disorders including hypertension and diabetes.




Mon. to Fri. 9am – 6pm,
Sat. 9am – 5pm


PHONE: 757-440-1075
FAX: 757-440-1168
Emily Scannell

Dr. Emily Scannell, O.D.

Dr. Emily Scannell was born and raised in Maine. She completed her undergraduate education in upstate New York at St. Lawrence University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Physics. After working in the eye care field for several years as an optician and optical lab technician, she pursued her optometric doctorate at Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. Dr. Scannell’s clinical training includes externships with The Veterans Affairs in Lewiston, ME, The Feinbloom Low Vision Center in Philadelphia, PA, and private practices in both Maine and Virginia. She provides comprehensive eye care services, with special interest in the areas of contact lenses, low vision, and ocular disease.

Dr. Scannell arrived in Norfolk via her husband’s Navy career, and they have called Virginia home since 2016. She enjoys working with, as well as being a part of, the military community in the Hampton Roads area. Dr. Scannell is a member of the Tidewater Optometric Society, the Virginia Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.

In her free time, Dr. Scannell enjoys boating, hiking, running, and spending time with her husband Dustin and their black lab Stella.

Health Insurances We Accept:

Family Optometric Associates may not participate in (or be “enrolled” in) all of our accepted insurance plans. To determine whether a physician or other health care provider at FOA is credentialed and enrolled with one of the plans listed below, please call our office and speak with one of our insurance specialists.

NOTE: Please refer to the lists of accepted insurance organized by our service areas below. Because this changes regularly, we recommend that you check with your insurance provider for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding your coverage of services and physicians at FOA.

Insurances by location:

  • Bethesda: John Hopkins, Medicare, Tricare
  • Norfolk: Aetna, Eyemed, Medicare, Tricare, Spectera
  • Pearl Harbor: HMSA, Medicare, Tricare, Spectera
  • San Diego: Aetna, Eyemed, Medicare, Tricare, Spectera
  • Fort Belvoir: Aetna, Medicare, Tricare, John Hopkins, Spectera
  • Fort Jackson: Tricare and Medicare
  • Buckley AFB: Tricare and Medicare, Eyemed, Spectera

Services available to authorized Navy Exchange patrons only. This advertisement is neither paid for, in whole or in part, by the Department of the Navy or NEXCOM. This advertisement does not constitute endorsement by NEXCOM, Department of the Navy, or the U.S Government of the products or services advertised.

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