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At Legacy Eye Care, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Petersburg patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Petersburg optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Petersburg staff and make an appointment.

Dr.
Robert J. Foster
OD

Dr. Robert J Foster has found success in many areas of life. He would tell you that his greatest success is his family. He is married and has 3 children. He was raised in Warrenton, North Carolina by his great -aunt and uncle. They gave him the desire to become a Doctor. He served his Church as a Full time Missionary at his own expense in Arcadia California, learning a little Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Dr. Foster began his formal education at Ricks College (Now BYU-Idaho) in Rexburg Idaho, where he was on the Basketball team and was named the 2000 Ricks College Man of the Year for his service in the Rexburg community. He later went to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Organizational Management. While at BYU, he was elected Student Body President of the 30,000+ Student University. After graduation he was also a motivational speaker for the National Guard against drug abuse, and started the process for Optometry School. 

While in Optometry School, Dr. Foster continued to be a leader in the Clinic and throughout Philadelphia. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2009 with Clinical honors and testified on Washington to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to end the exclusion of optometrists from the NHSC student loan repayment program so they would actively recruit OD's to serve in areas where access to eye and vision care professionals is severely limited or unavailable. 

He performed Internships in Ocular Disease at The Veteran's Hospital in Fayetteville, NC, Pediatric Care, Low Vision, Retinal Disease, and Primary Care at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. He also had Internships in Corneal Disease at Eye Care Associates and Primary Care Optometry at the Triangle Eye Institute of Raleigh, NC. 

After graduation he received additional training in Specialty Contact Lenses and Corneal Disease training at the Contact Lens Institute in Raleigh, NC 

Dr. Foster started Legacy Eye Care to offer patients outstanding eye care at an affordable price. Giving patients the best technology available along with great patient care. He specializes in Specialty Contact Lenses fits, Vision Therapy, the Dynamic Reader program for children reading below grade level and improved Geriatric care.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Petersburg Location - Dr. Foster & Dr. Murtaza

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Colonial Heights Office - Dr. Nwaohuocha (D. N)

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

2nd and 4th Fridays

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

1st and 3rd Saturdays

Sunday:

Closed

South Hill Location - Dr. Foster

Monday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Chester Location - Dr. Murtaza

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

11:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed