Your friendly home for Comprehensive Optometry

Professional Service, Personal Care

At Peninsula Eye Care, we treat eye care not only as an art and science, but as a craft; we take care in the smallest details, offering the best eye health care, glasses, and contact lenses in Hampton Roads. Let us provide the high quality eye care you expect with the technology and attention your eyes need.

Meet our Experienced Team of Doctors

Dr. William R. Waldron

Dr. William R. Waldron

Dr. Waldron graduated from The University of Rochester in 1970 and is a member of the American Optometric Association, Virginia Optometric Association, Virginia Academy of Optometry and the Tidewater Optometric Society.

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Dr. David M. Buck

Dr. David M. Buck, O.D. established Peninsula Eye Care in 2017 on the foundation of Dr. William R. Waldron's practice. His goal is to provide full scope optometry services to the Peninsula and surrounding areas with proficiency and genuine care for his patients.
Dr. Palmer

Dr. Kara Palmer

Dr. Palmer graduated from Miami University of Ohio, co-majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry.


Dr. Elyse Bare

Dr. Bare is a native of Chesterfield, VA. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s in Biology and then obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park, PA.

Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

A comprehensive eye exam measures visual function and eye health. This is done with a variety of medical equipment, great precision, and can only be done correctly by your eye doctor.

Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetes is a systemic (whole body) disease that affects blood vessels everywhere in the body. The eye is a prime place to monitor this disease as your eye doctor can safely view blood vessels without cutting into tissue.


From protecting the skin from ultraviolet rays to ensuring comfortable viewing, there are many reasons to wear eyeglasses.    We can help!

Standard & Specialty Contact Lens Fitting

Contact lens fitting involves measurements of the curvature of the front surface of your eye in order to obtain the proper curve of the lens.  We specialize in difficult to fit lenses.

Ocular Disease Treatment & Management

From degenerative diseases to eye injury, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision  loss.

Pre and Post-Operative Care

Our doctors provide pre and post operative care for cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, corneal transplants and other surgeries. Ask us about our free LASIK evaluation with your comprehensive eye exam.

Specializing in Low Vision Rehabilitation


Some patients, due to eye disease, congenital/childhood disease, or injury, cannot achieve perfect vision even with the best glasses and contacts. Both of our doctors specialize in optimizing visual function for these patients using devices and techniques in our Low Vision Clinic.


Peninsula Eye Care is accepting new patients!

Located in Yorktown on Rt.17, Peninsula Eye Care is conveniently positioned to serve patients from all over South Eastern Virginia.

What Our Patients Say About Us

“Dr Buck and Dr Waldron (and their wonderful staff) quickly made me feel comfortable. I came a bit early for my appointment, fully expecting to wait, but they were able to fit me in early. They treated me kindly and thoroughly and were happy to answer any questions I had. If you are looking for an optometrist, this is the place to go!”

“Dr. Waldron and Dr. Buck provide great care and service. I highly recommend them both if you are looking for an optometrist in the area.”

“The courtesy and professionalism are top notch.”

"Best Optometrist around! Thorough, professional and friendly. I've been taking my family for years. Doctor Buck was a great addition!"

"We've been seeing Dr Waldron for over ten years and have always been very satisfied with the care we've received. He takes plenty of time with us and explains everything clearly. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We have no complaints and definitely will be back again."

"Dr. Buck is very particular with the care he provides. He answers questions and takes the time to make sure he is confident in his prescription for you."