Our Doctors

Dr. Andrew MichaelDr. Andrew J. Michael attended the University of North Carolina, graduating at the top of his class in 1979 with a double major in chemistry and psychology. He returned to Dallas for his medical education at the University of Texas where he also attended graduate school.


He served his Internship in Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center. His residency in ophthalmology was completed at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, one of the premier eye institutions in the world. He continued his training at Wills Eye Hospital and in 1992 completed a glaucoma fellowship.

Dr. Michael then entered practice in Denver, Colorado, specializing in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts. From 1993 through 1997 he served on the teaching faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

In 1998 Dr. Michael brought his experience and skills as a glaucoma and cataract specialist to Richmond . He founded Commonwealth Eye Care Associates in 2000 where he leads a team dedicated to individualized and excellent patient care. He continues to be in demand as a lecturer locally, nationally and internationally. He is involved in numerous research projects and is the author of many articles and publications. He is an editor and co-author of the American Academy of Ophthalmology BCSC Glaucoma Text, which is used to teach ophthalmologists around the world.

Dr. Michael specializes in ophthalmic consultation and co-management, glaucoma consultation and surgery and cataract surgery. 


University of North Carolina, BA, 1979 

University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, MD, 1987

Baylor University Medical Center, Internal Medicine Internship, 1988

Wills Eye Hospital, Specialty Residency in Ophthalmology, 1991

Wills Eye Hospital, Subspecialty Fellowship in Glaucoma


American Board of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Virginia Society of Ophthalmology

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. Michael enjoys spending family time with his wife, Pat and two sons, Ben and Will.  You can sometimes catch Dr. Michael at the movie theater as he likes to keep up with the latest blockbuster hits.