Stony Point Surgery Center Surgeons

Bryan James Schwent, M.D.

Bryan James Schwent, M.D.

Dr. Schwent specializes in ophthalmology, specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of retina and vitreous diseases.


Dr. Schwent is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include retinal detachments, retinal vascular diseases, macular degeneration, macular surgery, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and uveitis.


Dr. Schwent's goal is to provide state of the art care of retinal diseases in a personalized way. Dr. Schwent's expertise is in diagnosis and treatment of retina and vitreous diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retina tears and detachment, retinal vascular diseases, uveitis and trauma. Dr. Schwent has two primary offices and three satellite offices conveniently located throughout central Virginia.


Dr. Schwent received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Truman State University with honors. He earned his Medical Degree with honors from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency in ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine. During his last year of residency, he was selected to serve as chief resident. He remained at the Emory Eye Center to complete a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and diseases. Upon completing his training, Dr. Schwent joined the faculty at Emory as an assistant professor of ophthalmology. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Schwent is originally from St. Louis, MO. Dr. Schwent likes to snow ski, hike, kayak, hunt, and do all of the above with his wife, two kids, and dog.


2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award

Retina Institute of Virginia
8700 Stony Point Parkway
Suite 150
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 644-7478
Fax: (804) 644-8224

Retina Institute of Virginia


  • Eye


  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dry eye/tear solutions
  • Flashes of light and floaters
  • Retinal detachment