Bryan James Schwent, MD

Bryan James Schwent, MD

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

Dr. Schwent, MD offers these procedures:

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


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.


Smooth as silk. Could not have gone better. Everything was covered. No glitches. Please recognize Nurse Whitney and Dr. Schwent. David W. Jul 2020
From the time I entered the facility to the time I departed; I felt the people really cared for me as a patient. They all were respectful and gave me great care. I loved how they gracefully explained to me about the whole procedure as preparing me before and after surgery. Thank you!! Please recognize Dr. Schwent. Antonio T. Feb 2020
This was my first visit to Dr. Schwent. He was great explained everything to me so I could understand what was going on. Felt very comfortable knowing he was doing the procedure. Would recommended him if needed. Everyone else was very nice too. Charlotte C. Feb 2016
Please recognize Dr. Schwent. Bill A. Nov 2015
Everything was A+, can't improve on anything to please me. Keep up the good work. Dr. Schwent was great. Jonathon H. Apr 2015


2019 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2019 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award


8720 Stony Point Parkway
23105 Richmond, VA
Phone: (804) 644-7478
Fax: (804) 644-8224