Precision Eye Surgery from Qualified Ophthalmologists

AAPECS Eye Care is the area’s only state-of-the-art facility devoted solely to laser eye surgery, cataract surgery and treatment of complex eye disease. We have one of the most complete, modern, and cost effective eye surgery centers in southeastern Virginia.
At AAPECS you can expect better vision with fewer side effects and quicker visual recovery.

AAPECS Eye Care was 

  • 1st to offer in-office laser vision correction.
  • 1st to offer in-office laser vision correction that does not cut your cornea.
  • 1st to offer custom cornea laser vision correction.
  • 1st to combine INTRALASE with custom cornea laser vision correction.
The only center whose surgeon was awarded the “Outstanding Laser Vision Correction Surgeon” by Summitt Technology.
At AAPECS Eye Care, we are caring and dedicated professionals who will do our best to make sure your decision is the best one for you, and to provide the utmost care before, during, and after your surgery.

Our Staff

In 1988 Dr. Ronald B. Frenkel, M.D. opened his new office, The Cataract and Laser Center , in the Pembroke area of Virginia Beach and quickly established a name for himself among area eye doctors. With the only in-office Laser suite and a reputation for professional and caring treatment, the Cataract and Laser Center became the fastest growing eye care center in Southeastern Virginia. In 1996, the Cataract and Laser Center expanded, and became AAPECS Eye Care.

Dr. Frenkel

  • Was the 1st ophthalmologist in Southeastern Virginia to offer in-office LASIK & PHASER surgery.
  • Pioneered surgical techniques that significantly reduced patient discomfort and recovery time.
  • Was the 1st Virginia Beach Ophthalmologist to perform no-stitch, no injection cataract surgery.
  • Has been invited to speak both locally and nationally about his "soft touch" surgical techniques and has performed more topical anesthesia, no-stitch cataract surgeries than any other Virginia Beach ophthalmologist.
The unique "Patient Focused" orientation at AAPECS Eye Care creates an atmosphere of confidence, trust, and relaxation. In addition, statistics from one of the area's largest insurers suggested that AAPECS Eye Care is the most cost-effective eye care center in southeastern Virginia, the first to combine INTRALASE with custom cornea laser vision correction.

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