Our Doctors

Dr.Hobbs_23_72CDr. Shawn H. Hobbs attended Montclair State University in New Jersey, graduating with a major on Biology. He then attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, receiving his OD degree.

He served his internship at the Omni Eye Centers of New Jersey and VA Hospital of Newington, where he focused on the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. He then spent an additional year in an ocular disease residency at the Eye Institute of Essex, Clara Mass Hospital, New Jersey.

Dr. Hobbs entered into a group MD/OD practice in 1994 as the Optometric Director. Since then, he has worked in that same capacity at several large group practices in Richmond . He has served as a liaison between the MD and OD communities, educating both on the value of an integrated co-management model.

In 2000, Dr. Hobbs joined Commonwealth Eye Care Associates where he continues to develop an integrated eye care system of co-management with the OD community. Dr. Hobbs has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with eye diseases as well as pre and postoperative care. Dr. Hobbs is the past President of the Richmond Optometric Society. He is actively involved in the optometric community and lectures both locally and nationally.

Dr. Hobbs specializes in comprehensive consultation and co-management, treatment of eye diseases and pre and post surgical care. 


Montclair State University, BS, 1988
New England College of Optometry, OD, 1992
Eye Institute of Essex, Ocular Disease Residency, 1992-1993

Affliations & Associations

American Optometric Association
National Optometric Association
Virginia Optometric Association
Virginia Academy of Optometry
Richmond Optometric Society

Hobbies & Interests

When Dr. Hobbs isn't out cruising the country backroads on his motorcycle, he can be found playing golf or working out in the gym.