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We want your first visit to Wagner Kapoor Institute to be a smooth and pleasant experience. We are dedicated to providing you with the excellent, personalized care you deserve. When your appointment is completed, we want you to have all the information you need to fully understand your medical condition and its treatment options. Please let us know how we can improve your visit with us.

Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for a first appointment to allow us to create your medical record. Please remember to bring:

  • Any pertinent medical records from your referring provider
  • Your glasses and sunglasses to wear following dilation
  • A list of all your medications and their dosages
  • Your identification and insurance cards
  • A referral from your primary care physician, should your insurance require it


When you arrive, you will be greeted by our Patient Care Coordinator who will accept your patient forms or ask you to complete them in our office. If you would like to download and fill out your New Patient Packet form in advance, you may do so using the link provided. If you bring these forms with you, you will not need to arrive early for your appointment.

We welcome your spouse, family members, or a friend to join you during the examination. Your medical evaluation will begin with a technician who will review your medical and ocular history. Your eyes will then be dilated for possible scans and/or pictures. Please expect light sensitivity due to the dilation.  After your pupils are dilated, Dr. Wagner or Dr. Kapoor will meet with you to examine your eyes, employing state-of-the-art technology. Depending on your medical condition, other special tests may be performed.

After completing the exam, Dr. Wagner or Dr. Kapoor will discuss your findings and recommend treatment. While some treatments can be performed during this initial visit, other procedures may need to be scheduled for a later date. If a surgical procedure is necessary, our staff will explain every detail to you and make all necessary arrangements for your surgery. Dr. Wagner is on staff at nearly all area hospitals, making it more likely that you can schedule your surgery at a convenient location covered by your insurance.

We are happy to schedule your surgery at the location most convenient to you and your family.

Wagner Kapoor Institute

Ophthalmologists & Eye Surgeons located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia & North Carolina

Welcome to Wagner Kapoor Institute, specializing in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, eye tumors, and the diagnosis and management of complex medical and surgical eye disease. We are the preferred referral for National Retina Centers of Excellence and the preeminent provider of adult and pediatric macula and retina treatments located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia & North Carolina. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the latest technology and treatments to save your eyesight.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy 
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Occlusions
  • Retinal Vascular Disease
  • Ocular trauma & retinal detachment
  • Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Retinal Tears and Holes
  • Macular Pucker
  • Retinopathy of prematurity and other pediatric diseases of the eye
  • Cancers of the eye
  • Second Opinions

Dedicated to saving sight and enhancing lives, we offer our patients nine convenient locations, reduced wait times, and the comfort of the highest level of personal care and expertise. At Wagner Kapoor Institute, we value our patients’ trust and confidence and understand the challenge posed by diminishing eyesight. Our team provides patients and family members with the caring touch and reassurance they need and deserve.

Dr. Alan Wagner is a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal surgery. He is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at EVMS and the Medical College of Virginia and serves as a research consultant at the Strelitz Diabetes Institute. A highly trained macular and retinal surgeon, Dr. Wagner is on the medical staff at most area hospitals, including pediatric units and children’s hospitals.

Diabetes Eye Care - Dr. Kapoor

Diabetes Eye Care - Dr. Kapoor


Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Did a great job with my mother-in-law and her macular degeneration. Great caring staff, on time, efficient, pretty office, and he's really nice."

    Jody W.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Wagner helped me when I was having an eye emergency and was in tremendous pain. I highly recommend him and his staff!"

  • Healthgrades

    "I had excellent results from my eye surgery, and would recommend Doctors Wagner and Kapoor. "

  • "The staff and Doctor Wagner are phenomenal. I can't explain enough how great the team is! Wonderful experience."

    Daniel M.
  • "From the fist visit I was treated with respect y all the workers. Dr. Wagner is the best and makes you feel very at ease. They are the best."

    Grace G.
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