Barry E. Roper, M.D. (Now Retired)


Barry E. Roper, MD | Ophthalmologist | Richmond VA | Glen Allen VABarry E. Roper, M.D. has retired from the practice of ophthalmology as of 3/31/2015.  Dr. Roper is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a past Chief of Staff of the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital and has served on the Committee on Applicants for the American College of Surgeons for over ten years.

Dr. Roper serves as a board member on the Medarva (formerly Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital) Foundation, the Richmond Eye and Ear Healthcare Alliance, and the Richmond Academy of Medicine’s Bioterrorism Task Force. He also serves as the Medical Society of Virginia’s representative to Anthem’s Medical Advisory Panel and provides ophthalmic support for the Lupus Foundation of Virginia as a member of its Physician Advisory Board.

Dr. Roper served as Chief Physician and Director of Aeromedical Services while on active duty as a Flight Surgeon with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. Dr. Roper also has been affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America for over thirty years and he has been honored with the Silver Beaver Award by the Heart of Virginia Council. He served as SubCamp Chief Physician for the Southeast Region during three National Jamborees and is a life member of both the National Eagle Scout Association and Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.
Dr. Roper has been selected for inclusion in editions of Richmond’s Top Docs, The Best Doctors in America, and Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists.


Dr. Roper completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Virginia where he served as Chief Resident. More recently, he received a Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University through the Fast Track MBA Program. Upon completion of his internship year at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN, Dr. Roper served three years in the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Surgeon including training at the School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Roper’s undergraduate degree was a BA from Murray State University, KY, with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY.

Personal Interests

Dr. Roper and his wife Pat reside in Midlothian, VA, and enjoy camping, boating, wine collecting, traveling and activities with the Corvette Club of Richmond. They have three married children and four grandchildren. He holds the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America and is a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

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