The Doctors


Dr. Garry Shoemaker



Dr. Shoemaker grew up in the Hampton Roads area. Dr. Shoemaker received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He is trained to diagnose and treat eye diseases and injuries of the eye and surrounding structures, as well as provide expert vision correction. Dr. Shoemaker utilizes the latest eye care techniques and procedures and maintains a state certification through continuing education.

Dr. Shoemaker served in the United States Air Force prior to practicing locally for 35 years. He is active and past president of a local Lions Club. Dr. Shoemaker is a member of the American Optometric Association, Virginia Optometric Association, The Southern Council of Optometrists, and is active in the Tidewater Optometric Society.


Dr. Larry Ritter


Dr. Ritter was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and grew up in nearby Hughesville. He attended the Pennsylvania State University majoring in Biology before beginning professional studies at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1972, and entered the US Army the following summer as an Optometry Officer, eventually obtaining the rank of Captain. Dr. Ritter spent two years with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. 

Dr. Ritter is a member of Virginia Optometric Association, The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and the Optometric extension 

The Staff