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. Tonya Carter, O.D.

A graduate of Powhatan High School and a resident of the county since 1970, Dr. Tonya Carter is part of the fabric of the Powhatan community. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington and went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. In 1998, Dr. Carter founded Powhatan Family Vision, bringing high-quality eye care to her hometown. The practice was acquired by Drs. Eric and Alexandra Nilsen in 2021 and was renamed Nilsen Eye Care West. Dr. Carter continues to serve her patients with comprehensive eye exams as well as treatment of glaucoma, dry eye and other health issue. She loves caring for patients of all ages but has a special place in her heart for the elderly. Dr. Carter serves as a running coach for Sports Backers. She loves running marathons, reading, camping and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

  • Optometry
  • Doctor of Optometry, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN
  • University of Mary Washington
Experience at NEC
  • At Nilsen Eye Care Since 2021, when her practice Powhatan Family Vision was acquired by Nilsen Eye Care.