LaVerda Richards, O.D.
LaVerda Richards, O.D. joined Eye Physicians and Surgeons in August of 2020. She graduated cum laude from Oakwood University where she completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She then attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park, PA., where she earned the degree of Doctor of Optometry.
Dr. Richards' career as an optometrist includes a wide variety of experience in clinical, academic, and business-related settings. Clinically Dr. Richards works as a primary eye-care provider and deals with emergent eye care needs. Academically, Dr. Richards has been Assistant Professor of Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she published her research in a co-authored article titled "Comparison of Distance and Near Phorias by Two Clinical Methods" in the Journal for Optometric Vision Development. She also published her poster titled "An Acquired Case of Toxoplasmosis" at the Southern educational Congress of Optometry (SECO) International conference. Dr. Richards' business-related work includes her service as a Regional Quality assurance Representative for Davis Vision, Inc., where she audited ophthalmology and optometric practices to ensure compliance with the company's high standard for the delivery of quality optometric patient care.
Dr. Richards has also been an active participant in various community activities. Under her leadership as past President of the Chester County, PA. club of Toastmasters International, the club was awarded the highest honor of President's Distinguished Club. Through her involvement with the club, she has on several occasions earned the awards of best speaker, best table topics, and best evaluator. She is a member of the
Philadelphia Chapter of the National Urban League, and she enthusiastically volunteers monthly at a West Philadelphia food pantry.
Dr. Richards provides routine eye care, glasses and contact lens prescriptions, and sees patients with various medical issues. Dr. Richards can provide routine eye care for the entire family, treating patients as young as five years of age.