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"I love how all the different staff works as a team, by getting you from one point to the next."

"Professional and caring staff. Dr. DaVantier is an exceptional, excellent physician. A very good experience."

"I wanted lasik. My distance vision is not perfect and I decided to pursue the surgery. After some research, I selected Tidewater Eye Center. My first consultation was very pleasant - Dana was great and Dr. Rappaport was very up front with me about my vision and the impact lasik or PRK might have on my zoom focus. I scheduled the pre-operation visit and showed up as scheduled -- ready to pay for the surgery. After two hours of testing and measuring with Lindsey, I again met with Dr. Rappaport. After reviewing my records and examining my eyes, he turned to me and told me, frankly, he didn't recommend I get the surgery. I was ready to hand the office thousands of dollars and the doctor recommended that I NOT pay them! I took his recommendation and am really glad I did -- I'd likely be in reading glasses very soon after the surgery which would have been much more inconvenient than having one nearsighted eye. I was amazed by Dr. Rappaport's honesty and integrity. He even gave me a prescription for new glasses at the end of my visit. No bill. Amazing. Thank you to Doctor Rappaport, Dana, and Lindsey - you all are a great team."

Daniel D.

"Edmonds = Great"


"The staff at Tidewater eye center was very business and professional. I had an issue with seeing distance and Dr. Newsom performed cataract surgery and now my sight nothing short of amazing. I'm beyond satisfied with the care at TEC. This organization is something to rave about!"


"Dr. Iacobucci was my cataract surgeon with the removal of the IOL. I wanted to correct my vision during the night and better the color with a visual image. They did exactly what I wanted. Thank you! The only change I would suggest applies to those who have a partial field loss in the operative eye. An opportunity to view the image I need to center with both eyes prior to using one the eye with the loss would facilitate the centering."


"Very Satisfied and most grateful for better vision. The surgical counselors (Marianne and Savannah) ever very comforting and had great personalities. Dr. Iacobucci was the one who did my cataract surgery- thank you so much!"

Bruce Patten

"My husband had numerous questions about the financial side of having cataract surgery and your staff was very patient and helpful with working with him until he fully understood his cost. Dr. Edmonds, thank you for the wonderful success with his surgery. He woke up the next morning able to see IMMEDIATELY. no contacts or glassed needed!!!"

Carolyn Ament

"Had Cataract Surgery with Dr. Edmonds! Very efficient with his surgery. Excellent work from the staff and doctors! Thank you! I can see so much better now!"

Charles Edwards

"Having Cataract Surgery with TEC was the best experience for surgery I have ever been through. The staff made me feel safe and as a part of the family! April, the surgical counselor was amazing! Very patient and easy to talk to about this surgery! I will recommend TEC to all who need any eye surgery in the future!! THANK YOU, TEC Doctors and Staff!"

"It's amazing how one's quality of life improves after having cataract surgery. I appreciate the skills and professionalism Dr. DeVantier and his staff have at TEC. Mrs. Hudson was great with all her preparations for me as well."

David Liles

"April and Amber = outstanding in all their services. Cataract surgery gave me a new outlook on my life! Thank you~"

"I am EXTREMELY PLEASED with the quality of service rendered. I had cataract surgery with Dr. Rappaport, and this procedure caused me to be even more thankful for God's continued blessings."

Gloria Smith

"I'm glad it's all over ha. But everyone was awesome from TEC to the Surgery Center (who held my hand through the whole thing) thank you for all you do!"

Jeanne Fritsche

"Dr. Edmonds was great! Still adjusting but I have no doubt my vision will be exactly what I was expecting!"

Joann Erwin

"Everything went well! Thank you"

John Which

"Great staff and Dr. Edmonds is terrific. Sharnetta was VERY HELPFUL! Vision is much better - can function without glasses :)"

"Dr. Rappaport and staff were nothing short of amazing! Very happy with all the staff members that made it possible for my Glaucoma procedure! Thank you!!"

Linda Shotton

"I'm so happy I chose this facility to have my cataract surgery. Dr. Rappaport and Staff are amazing! I can see and take care of myself now. Thank You"

"My visit was very warming at the front desk! Then, throughout my whole process, the staff was very quick manner with all the tests, which I needed to have done so I wasn't there all day! When getting ready for surgery with Dr. DeVantier I felt like my whole experience was in great hands! KUDOS TEC STAFF"

Nancy Roberts

"I have had Cataract Surgery with Dr. Iacobucci and he did such a wonderful job!!"

Norma Lingston

"I can see how much ive been missing and cant not wait for the other eye to be done! Thank you to both staff members at Harbourview surgery center and Tidewater Eye Centers!"

Renee Russel

"Dr. Edmonds, Thank you for Cataract Surgery you performed on me in December 2016 and January 2017! The results are more than I could have wished for. I wore glasses from the age of eight for distance and no I don't need them. To date, this procedure for "age related" needs is the only one for which I am grateful. I was referred to you from my Optometrist Dr. David Farmer and Tidewater Eye Centers Dr. Elkins. My thanks to them as well! Your expertise and skill is greatly appreciated!"

Richard Hawkins

"Dr. Newsom was awesome with my cataract."

Sarah Luffon

"Jenn Light was AMAZING with my grandmother! Very easy with her and the sweetest person that we could have asked for when coming here. Dr. Newsom was great with her as well!"

Shirley Gerale

"Dr. Iacobucci made me feel very comfortable. Then Marianne was knowledgeable and easy to talk to - she knew exactly what was going to happen so I was fully prepared for surgery. They both were fantastic and brought down a lot of my anxiety about having someone work on my eyes. Thank you"

Susan Pareglio

I love not having to think about my glasses and be responsible for them ever again. It’s amazing to play with my kids, go to the gym, watch T.V. and not worry about the glasses on my face.

Michael Powers

"It was easy and painless! NO MORE CONTACTS!"

Brad Shoemaker

"Dr. Edmonds performed the upgraded cataract surgery (Restor) and follow up (LASIK) surgery on my left eye. I am an avid sportsman and enjoy competition coon hunting and showing as well. I hunt and show American black and tan coonhounds and have earned many champion degrees both in the show ring as well as hunting at night. I was experiencing some complications at night and although my glasses were helping me, it had come to a point to where I was ready to quit. By having the surgeries I have been able to continue my love for the sport. It has helped me to see better at night. I have earned several degrees and won competitions since my surgeries. I would definitely recommend the surgery to anyone and have certainly enjoyed my relationship with Dr. Edmonds and his staff."

Albert Fletcher

"Ashley is very knowledgeable and could answer any questions I had and put my mind at ease about the procedure."

Christine Hunter

"Thank you everyone for my eyes, you guys are the best!"

Cindy Leung

"Enjoying my NEW EYES! Becoming more active just one week after my PRK procedure. It’s great to get up in the morning and not have to look for my glasses. Thank you!"

Craig Engler

"Dr. Atlas took the time to make sure he got the best results possible. He has changed my life!"


"We both enjoyed working with the Staff & Dr. Edmonds. One day after treatment and we both have excellent vision. Thank you so much!!"

Jenny & Richard Etter

"Thank you so much. You have no idea how much of a difference this has made in my life. I’ve never had vision this good."

Kathy Luehman

"I can’t express with words how excited/grateful I am for your expertise and professionalism, and your incredible sense of caring for my well-being through this unexpected, apprehensive experience. Thank you so much for returning me to excellent vision free from fumbling for glasses to see. Incredible experience. Highly recommend procedure. Fantastic professionals."

Ken Martin

"Thank you! I can now see without glasses for the first time in 40 years!"

Kerry Grant

"I have worn glasses for 20 years. Not having to worry about wearing glasses or putting in contacts has make my life so much simpler. I get to see the world in a new way and its completely amazing! Thank you Dr. Iacobucci, The Refractive Team and staff members at Tidewater Eye Centers for a job well done."

Kristen Shiles

"After years of contacts and glasses, LASIK has removed the hassle of contacts/glasses. It was a hassle I never knew existed until it was gone. Dr. Edmonds, Dana and the rest of the staff made the procedure very smooth and comfortable. Excellent team working with excellent technology."

Myles Henderson

"I feared that with the severity of my astigmatism, not only would I possibly not be a candidate for surgery but also feared the results might not be as good as I had heard others report. Dr. Iacobucci was so informative and thorough during his consult with me. He explained the PRK process and recovery time, as well as what I could expect every step of my recovery. The surgery itself was quick and painless. In fact, I never felt pain although I did experience some mild stinging as if I’d been swimming in a chlorinated pool. The morning after the surgery, I was seeing 20/40 which was almost as good as my vision with my contacts prior to surgery. As the days have passed, my vision has become sharper and clearer. I’ve had little to no pain or discomfort and I feel so amazed at the clarity of my vision. In my follow-up appointments with Dr. Iacobucci, he always talked at length with me about exactly what was happening with my eyes, the level of healing that had occurred so far, and what he expected to happen between then and the next appointment. Even though I would go into these appointments with questions, I never had to ask them because his consult was so thorough that he always covered them. His obvious knowledge and confidence in my treatment made me feel in very safe hands and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. I feel like I’ve been given the gift of sight! A wonderful experience all around. Dr. Iacobucci and his staff are so competent, knowledgable, and friendly. I give them my highest recommendation and my sincerest thanks!"

Pam Hooper

"Dr. Tom Edmonds and his staff at Tidewater Eye Centers were extremely professional and caring. My vision has remained perfect since my surgery in 2002."

Ralph Northam

"Seeing clearly a few hours after treatment and no pain."


"It has had a profound impact on my life."

Slighty from Z104

"“Dr. Rappaport’s Glaucoma surgery on Sue Paschall just announced by Johns Hopkins Dr. to be a “perfect surgery”!! He also said how fortunate to have a Dr. in this area doing that caliber eye surgery!! Thanks Dr. Rapp! See you soon with appreciation & many thank yous!!”"

Sue Paschall

"“Great doctor and wonderful staff- enjoyable experience, great benefit. Thank you!”"

Teddy Richardson

"“Dear Dr. Edmonds and staff, Thank you for your calming presence, tender care, and compassionate understanding! I can’t put into words how blessed I am to have had this done. Thank you doesn’t seem enough.”"

Trulee McMenemy

"“Great service, great staff, great experience. The doc took the time to make sure that all was as perfect as possible prior to surgery to ensure a great job. It was. Thanks!!!”"

William McKenzie