Bryan M. Brooks, MD

Bryan M. Brooks, MD

Dr. Brooks is board certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Brooks, MD offers these procedures:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Dry eye/tear solutions
  • Iridotomy
  • Removal of cyst/pimple on or in eyelid
  • Removal of growth on conjunctiva
  • Repair of non-functioning or blocked tear duct

Experience

Dr. Bryan M. Brooks joined the practice of Richmond Eye Associates in 2006. Dr. Brooks has served as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. Dr. Brooks is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Virginia Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, and the Richmond Academy of Medicine. Dr. Brooks has hospital privileges at the Stony Point Surgery Center. He has provided medical and surgical ophthalmic care to underprivileged individuals at the Crossover Ministries Clinic in Richmond, Virginia.

Practice

Dr. Brooks specializes in small-incision cataract extraction with lens implant, medical and surgical management of glaucoma, laser surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic diseases of the eye. He performs routine comprehensive examinations, as well as those for the management of ocular disease. He has a particular interest in advanced technology lens implants to reduce patient's need for glasses after cataract surgery.

Education

Dr. Brooks completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia, where he served as chief resident. He also completed an internship in internal medicine at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, where he received a B.A. in Biology. He also received an M.S. in Anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is board-certified in ophthalmology.

Profile

Dr. Brooks grew up in Springfield, Virginia. While in medical school, he met his wife at a local church. He and his wife have two children and live in the west end of Richmond.

Testimonials

I would like to thank Dr. Brooks for his nice work with my mom and nurses too, specialy my mom did not speak English. Thank you. I would like to recognize to Dr. Brooks and his staff. Elkhalidi F Mar 2021
Dr. Brooks did a great job. He is patient and has excellent bedside manner. I was extremely nervous and he did everything possible to put me at ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing cataract surgery. Sharon T. Mar 2021
Everyone made me feel comfortable and at ease. I have confidence in Dr. Brooks and that made my surgery a positive event. Karen S. Feb 2021
Tell people how the electronic board in the waiting room works. My nurses were awesome! Dr. Bryan Brooks and his team are the best ever!! Charles M. Feb 2021
I highly recommend Dr. Brooks, staff and facility. I felt cared for and fully informed before and after both surgeries. Very clean, protocols were followed from arrival to departure. Thank you. Dec 2020
Dr. Brooks did an outstanding job. SPSC was excellent in all respects. I would strongly recommend them. Elizabeth G. Dec 2020
I was told that I would be awake during my cataract surgery. The staff and Dr. Brooks realized my apprehension so it was decided to “put me under” during the procedure. I greatly appreciated their decision and it made it a good experience for me. Thank you!! Wendell P. Nov 2020
Everyone was very kind. The prep nurse for my 1st surgery was kind and efficient. I would certainly recommend this center. Dr. Brooks is very professional and answers all my questions. Jane H. Jun 2020
Very happy to see with my new lens placed by Dr. Bryan Brooks. Please recognize Nurse Lauren. Constance C. Dec 2019
Everything went smooth and easy. There was very little wait time, and I was informed at all times. Please recognize Dr. Brooks, and Nurses Janet and Becky. Calvin C. May 2019
Dr. Brooks is a very good surgeon, as well as he has excellent bedside manners. I feel very comfortable with his care. All of the staff at the facility and his office are helpful and friendly. Sep 2018
Dr. Brooks and everyone at the facility treated me excellently, were professional and did everything to make me feel comfortable. I recommend Dr. Brooks, Richmond Eye Associates, and the Stony Point Surgical facility with a 10! Dr. Brooks is the best, great Dr. and personality! Kathleen C. Mar 2018
I don’t remember names, but I had a nurse in the waiting area who put in my IV the 1st time without bruising or hurting me. As a recent cancer patient, this was very important to me. She also covered me with 2 warm blankets as I am a light weight and am cold all the time! Both doctors were caring and attentive as were the operating room nurses. (3). Dr. Brooks was the surgeon and he was very caring and precise. An excellent recommendation! I would like to recognize all of these staff members because they were top notch and worked well as a team. Ann P Feb 2018
It all went as smoothly as I expected. Nurses and doctors were all very professional and courteous. I would like to recognize Dr. Bryan Brooks and his team. Lester B Dec 2017
I felt comfortable during the time that I was at the surgery center because everyone was so calm, upbeat, and caring while getting me ready for surgery. I was also relieved to see Dr. Brooks when I went into the area to be prepped. It is never comforting to greet a grouchy doctor; Dr. Brooks is always upbeat and caring. M. Scruggs. Aug 2016
Dr. Brooks was a super doctor. I will definitely recommend him. – Anonymous Jun 2016
The receptionist greeted me with a smile and was very courteous. Ms. Kim in registration was pleasant and efficient. Everyone was great. You really provide the best care and service I’ve ever experienced at a medical facility. In addition to those I’ve already mentioned, I’d like to recognize and thank Ms. Beth in the operating room and Ms. Pam who handled my recovery and departure from the facility. Finally, I want to thank Dr. Brooks. He is friendly, caring, and down-to-earth. I was quite apprehensive about this procedure, but your team made it a positive, even pleasant experience. I have already told two other people about the quality care I’ve received. Thanks again! - William F. Oct 2015
It was a pleasant experience. Dr. Brooks is an excellent surgeon. Thank you, Great bed/chair side manners and very comforting. Gabriel W. Jul 2015
Dr. Brooks did eye surgery on both my eyes. Wonderful doctor and the staff were also the best. Have had other members of family there too. Thank you each and everyone. Andy N. Jun 2015
I have a physical disability that was handled very well. I'm sure it made the surgery more difficult for Dr. Brooks, but he preformed his task very well. I was comfortable and never experienced any pain. Jason M. Apr 2014

Awards

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

Locations

Richmond Eye Associates
West End Office
4600 Cox Road
Suite 120
Glen Allen
VA
23060
Phone: (804) 270-0330
Fax: (804) 270-1003

Videos

Why is it not possible to have cataracts corrected in both eyes at the same time?

Why is it not possible to have cataracts corrected in both eyes at the same time?

How can I encourage a loved one to see a doctor for a possible cataract?

How can I encourage a loved one to see a doctor for a possible cataract?

Cataracts

Dr. Bryan Brooks, of Richmond Eye Associates, discusses cataracts with Jessica Noll from CBS6 Virginia This Morning.

Jessica Noll: I'm Jessica Noll with Dr. Bryan Brooks of Richmond Eye Associates revealing just how common cataracts are. Doctor, this happens to everyone?

Dr. Bryan Brooks: Just about everybody develops cataracts at some point in their life.

Jessica Noll: Are there symptoms that you would recognize or loved ones might see?

Dr. Bryan Brooks: Oftentimes people just find that their vision is a little cloudy, like there's a film over the vision. Many times you'll see problems with nighttime glare when you're driving with headlights coming at you.

Jessica Noll: So once this has been determined what are some of the treatment options?

Dr. Bryan Brooks: Often times we'll try to update the glasses at first. But if that doesn't help, oftentimes it does require a surgery to rehabilitate the vision.

Jessica Noll: And if you're facing surgery, what should you expect?

Dr. Bryan Brooks: It's actually a very routine surgery. It takes 10 - 15 minutes and most people are doing their normal activities within the first day or so after.

Is cataract surgery painful?

Is cataract surgery painful?

Do cataracts only occur in humans?

Do cataracts only occur in humans?

Is cataract surgery covered by insurance?

Is cataract surgery covered by insurance?

What is recovery like after cataract surgery?

What is recovery like after cataract surgery?