Highlights from our 35+ year history:

  • 1980
    February 4th
    Dr. Robert Caine starts Eye Associates of Virginia at Westwood Office Park in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

    N. Talley Ballou, M.D., who had been an Ophthalmologist in Fredericksburg for 44 years, joins Dr. Caine.

  • 1983
    Dr. Caine purchases and renovates the Falmouth Firehouse at 110 Cambridge Street and moves his practice from Westwood to this new location.
  • 1987
    Dr. William P. Coleman opens Coleman Eye Associates at 3916 Plank Road Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  • 1995
    Dr. Caine changes the practice name from Eye Associates of Virginia to Access Eye Centers.
  • 1998
    Dr. Coleman opens Fredericksburg’s first Retina and Laser Center at 3914 Plank Road.
  • 1999
    Dr. Arash Mansouri resigns his position at Johns Hopkins to join Dr. Caine at Access Eye Centers, Rt. 1 location.
  • 2001
    Dr. Mansouri purchases Access Eye Centers from Dr. Caine.
  • 2002
    Access Eye Centers opens our Lees Hill location at 10673 Spotsylvania Avenue in the Shoppes of Lees Hill. Dr. Angela Santinga becomes the primary optometrist at this location.
  • 2005
    Access Eye Centers acquires Coleman Eye Associates. Dr. Coleman stays on board as Access Eye Centers, Division Founder and continues to see patients to date.
  • 2005
    Dr. Robert Caine retires from Access Eye Centers.
  • 2008
    Access Eye Centers renovates the Laser Center and reopens as Fredericksburg’s only dedicated Laser Vision and Refractive Center.
  • 2009
    Access Eye Centers begins plans to relocate the Rt.3 office and Laser Center to a new, modern, state of the art facility at 4516 Plank Road. The new offices are just 2 minutes from the original location.
  • 2010
    Construction starts at the new Rt. 3 location. The opening is slated for June 2010.
    Access Eye Centers purchases office space at First Lady’s Center in King George with plans to open summer 2010.March
    Access Eye Centers opens a new location at Aquia Park in Stafford.July
    Access Eye Centers opens the first eyecare practice in King George, Virginia.
  • 2012
    Dr. Wlliam Coleman is named in Top Doctors 2012 by Northern Virginia Magazine.
    Access Eye Centers expands it’s Rt 3 location at 4516 Plank Road. The additional space offers a bigger optical, more waiting room space and room for future services. Access Eye Centers temporarily closes it’s Renovations begin on Rt. 1/Falmouth Office. Patients are being seen at all four other locations. You can track the renovation progress at here. Access Eye opens its Parkway Office, located near Cosner’s Corner and the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.
    Access Eye Centers reopens its flagship location at 110 Cambridge Street. After a complete renovation and expansion, we now offer another state-of-the-art location with all the same friendly faces you’ve grown used to over the years.
  • 2013
    Access Eye adds hearing services for its patients.
  • 2014
    The King George location doubles in size.