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. French, Dr. Barnett, and Dr. Chado 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.




Tues. to Fri. 9am – 5pm,
Sat. 9am – 4pm


PHONE: 757-440-1075
FAX: 757-440-1168
Richard French

Richard French, O.D.

Dr. French was born and raised in Oklahoma. He received his B.S. in Chemistry – Health Sciences from the University of Central Oklahoma and later received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. He is also a standing member of the Colorado Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Before his time as an undergraduate, Dr. French spent over a decade in the eye care field. Where he gained extensive experience working as an optical lab technician, optician, optometric technician, and ophthalmic technician.

While attending the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. French focused on primary care, with emphasis in refractive technique and fitting soft contact lenses; pediatrics, with emphasis in binocular vision and vision therapy; and advanced care, with emphasis in glaucoma and dry eye treatment. He was in the student division of ICO’s private practice club and frequently perform free vision screenings for various community organizations.

As hobbies, Dr. French enjoys biking, skiing, reading, and traveling.

University of Central Oklahoma: 2012 – B.S. Chemistry – Health Sciences
Illinois College of Optometry: 2016 – Doctor of Optometry

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, Aetna, Eyemed
  • Norfolk: Aetna, Eyemed, Medicare, Tricare
  • Pearl Harbor: HMSA, Medicare, Tricare, Aetna, Eyemed
  • San Diego: Aetna, Eyemed, Medicare, Tricare, Spectera, Davis
  • Fort Belvoir: Aetna, Medicare, Tricare, John Hopkins, Spectera, Eyemed

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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