Eye Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly optometrists and staff who make The Eye Site of Tappahannock the leading provider of vision care products and services in Tappahannock.

Christopher Testa, O.D. – Della St.

Dr. Testa grew up in Rochester, NY, where he began his undergraduate studies in Biology at SUNY Brockport. After completing his Biology studies, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee to earn his Doctor of Optometry Degree at Southern College of Optometry, followed by a residency in Family Practice Optometry, also through SCO, at West Tennessee Eye clinic. Prior to moving to Richmond to join Hanover Family Eyecare, he spent 11 years practicing and living in Fredericksburg, VA.

Dr. Testa enjoys all aspects of primary eye care, with special interest in medical ocular disease management, specialty contact lenses, and prism correction for adult binocular disorders.

In his free time, he roams Virginia’s beautiful outdoors—hiking, boating, birdwatching, skiing and cycling with family and friends. He also enjoys making music with his cello and tinkering with his high-fidelity audio system.

Rishi Parikh, M.D.

Rishi Parikh, M.D.

Dr. Rishi Parikh is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist who is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and was Chief Resident of Ophthalmology at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.

Dr. Parikh completed his cornea fellowship training at the world-renowned Corneal Associates of New Jersey. He performed medical management of corneal diseases, including corneal ulcers, dry eye syndrome, corneal dystrophies, and keratoconus. He also performed surgical management of corneal diseases and refractive procedures, including LASIK, PRK, PTK, Intacs, collagen cross-linking, corneal transplants, DSAEK, pterygium, and cataracts.

Dr. Parikh has performed over 5,000 surgeries and given numerous lectures.