Roger Newsom, M.D.


Cataracts, Eyelid Facial Plastics, Urgents

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Get to Know Dr. Newsom

Dr. Roger Newsom is a cataract surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. For over 20 years he has focused on micro­incisional cataract surgery using the most advanced FDA approved intraocular lenses. Currently he implants 3 classes of lenses in cataract surgery which include distance, astigmatism and trifocal/multifocal lenses. Dr. Newsom was one of the first in Tidewater to use the LenSx laser platform for cataract surgery and has performed over 15,000 ocular surgeries. Additionally, because of his multiple starts in the U.S. Senior Open, he now advises players on the Champions Tour. Dr. Newsom also completed a fellowship in eyelid and tear duct surgery at the University of Toronto in 1996 and provides consults on request.

Dr. Newsom is a native of Portsmouth, VA and has resided in Virginia Beach, VA for 25 years. He and his wife Susan have four daughters: Megan is a plastic surgery resident at the Medical College of Virginia, Caroline lives and works in Virginia Beach, Emily works for HUD in Chicago, and Julia is a senior at UVA.

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Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science
    East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
  • Medical Degree
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk Virginia
  • Internship
    Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Virginia
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    Wake Forest University Eye Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Oculoplastic Fellowship
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Virginia Society of Ophthalmology
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Tidewater Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Society
Honors & Awards
  • Top Doctors Award, Hampton Roads Magazine
  • America’s Top Ophthalmologist Award, Consumer Research Council of America
  • Top Doctors Award, Coastal Living Magazine

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