Edwin Wortham V, MD

Edwin Wortham V, MD

Dr. Wortham specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Adult Strabismus and Motility Disorders (Diplopia), and visual development in children.

Dr. Wortham V, MD offers these procedures:

  • Pediatric eye care
  • Strabismus surgery


Dr. Wortham has been in private practice in the Richmond area for nearly 20 years. He maintains a clinical faculty appointment with the Medical College of Virginia and enjoys working regularly with their craniofacial team.


Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists (VPOS) has been a busy entity since its inception in 2002 at Stony Point Medical Office Building. Their work encompasses all aspects of pediatric eye care, including surgical management of strabismus in adults and children, children’s glasses, and contact lenses. Spanish and Arabic are spoken in the office.


Dr. Ed Wortham attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in biology in 1976. After graduating, Dr. Wortham furthered his knowledge and education while concentrating on biology and served as a teaching assistant during his graduate studies. In 1983, Dr. Wortham graduated from Northwestern University School of Medicine, in Chicago, Illinois and later completed his internship at the Department of Internal Medicine at The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College. For three years, Dr. Wortham served his residency in ophthalmology at the Northwestern University Medical Center. With a defined interest in pediatric ophthalmology, he spent one year in fellowship at the University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.


Dr. Wortham enjoys sailing, biking, photography, and, whenever possible, eye mission work abroad. He feels that the VPOS is successful largely due to a dedicated, professional, and caring staff.


They were all good! Dr. Wortham was above & beyond. Highly recommend him! Jul 2020
Dr. Wornom and staff were as nice as I ever had anyone to treat a patient. Cynthia H. May 2020
The entire staff was phenomenal and made sure my husband I were informed about what to expect with our son’s procedure. Everyone was knowledgeable and courteous and we felt very comfortable with our son in their care. Please recognize Dr. Wortham, Dr. Michaelson, Kristin, Leslie and Krystal. Elizabeth M. Jan 2020
Please recognize Dr. Wornom. K.H. Oct 2019
Dr. Worthom and his nurses were absolutely wonderful! I knew my daughter was in great hands and would recommend him to anyone! Thank you all again! – Daniella D. Nov 2018
Everyone was so kind and professional. I appreciated a warm blanket and then the offer of another one a little bit later. A couple of people, maybe Dr. Wortham, nurse, anesthesiologist, would comfort me by patting my arm or head. I found this simple kindness to be very comforting. Giovanna N. Oct 2018
This is my second procedure at the surgical center and everyone was great. The nurses and Dr. Wortham were awesome. Trina D. Sep 2018
Dr. Wortham genuinely cares about his patient’s well being, complete understanding of procedures, and their recovery. He’s fully supported by a kind, family oriented staff. I highly recommend this surgery center for its professionalism, care and service. Thomas R. Jun 2015
My son's Post-Op nurse was WONDERFUL!!! You were caring, concerned and just overall great with my son! And Dr. Wortham was great with my son. He said several times since his procedure that "Dr. Wortham is so nice!" Andy T. Mar 2015


2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award


Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists
8720 Stony Point Parkway
Suite 135
Phone: (804) 272-8040
Fax: (804) 272-7344


Dr. Wortham on Flying Squirrels Insider

Dr. Edwin Wortham, a pediatric ophthalmologist with the MEDARVA Physician's Network, recently stopped by Richmond Squirrels Insider to talk about the importance of eye care in children.