Celebrating 25 Years of Care

Nilsen Eye Care Locations:

Nilsen Eye Care:
Address: 601 N. Courthouse Road
Richmond, VA 23236
‍Phone: (804) 858-2020
‍Fax: (804) 423-9090
[email protected]

Nilsen Eye Care West:
1660 Anderson Highway
Powhatan, VA 23139
‍Phone: (804) 897-3334
‍Fax: (804) 897-3487
[email protected]

Dr. Eric Nilsen, O.D.

In 1998, Dr. Eric Nilsen traveled south from his home in upstate New York in search of warm weather and a friendly community where he could set up his optometry practice. He discovered the greater Richmond area and established Nilsen Eye Care (NEC) in suburban Chesterfield County.

Dr. Nilsen graduated from S.U.N.Y. Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a minor in psychology. He went on to earn his Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston.

Dr. Nilsen enjoys educating patients about whole health rather than just eye health. He is a huge animal lover, volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters and has a passion for performance driving.

  • Optometry
  • Doctor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry, Boston
  • Bachelor of Arts, S.U.N.Y. Albany, New York
Experience at NEC
  • Founded Nilsen Eye Care