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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Charles P Gilchrist OD the leading provider of vision care products and services in Tappahannock.

ACFF1Charles P. Gilchrist III, O.D.

Dr. Gilchrist is a life-long resident of Tappahannock and Essex County. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from The Citadel in Charleston S.C. He went on to receive his Docotor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1978. He later did his diagnostic and therapeutic drug study at the University of Houston Optometry School. Upon his return to Tappahannock, Dr. Gilchrist opened his private practice in 1979 and expanded his coverage of the Northern Neck with an office in Colonial Beach in 1992. He is a member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Gilchrist enjoys medical eyecare, specialty contact lens care, and laser refractive surgery co-management.