Celebrating 25 Years of Care

Our Story

Bringing Quality Care to Chesterfield & Powhatan

Since 1998, Nilsen Eye Care has been bringing quality care to the county of Chesterfield and, as of 2021, the Powhatan area. Our new second location, called Nilsen Eye Care West, is the newest chapter in the Nilsen Eye Care story! The office was acquired in March of 2021 and retains the original owner and founder, Dr. Carter, who continues seeing her patients!


The History of Nilsen Eye Care


Nilsen Eye Care (NEC) was established by Dr. Eric Nilsen in 1998 in suburban Chesterfield County.


Two years later, his wife, Dr. Alexandra Nilsen, came on board. 


The practice continued to grow with the addition of Dr. Craig Perry, Dr. Anthony Stacy and Dr. Madeline Junker Kellerman.


In 2021, NEC united with Powhatan Family Vision. Dr. Tonya Carter and Dr. Kristen Jarrell (has since retired) became part of the Nilsen Eye Care team and the office was renamed Nilsen Eye Care West.


Nilsen Eye Care added Dr. Jodi Vaughn, O.D. and Dr. Kyra Dorgeloh, O.D. to the practice.

Giving Back

Making A Difference In Our Community

We support local businesses and are a small business ourselves. We support many local groups like your local Lions Club, Christmas Mother, the Huguenot Baptist Church, and many many school boosters. We also have the Nilsen Eye Care Cares Program, where we are able to provide free eye, exams, and free glasses to those in need.


Schedule an Appointment

On top of providing superb care every time you visit, we also offer same-day appointments, extended hours, and hassle-free intake for your visits.