Dr. Amanda Umlandt joined the Virginia Eyecare Clinic team in July 2017. She is the Virginia Eyecare Clinic's Clinical Director, Residency Program Supervisor and Extern Preceptor. She is also an adjunct faculty member with the Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Originally from Iowa, she went to undergraduate and optometry school at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. She completed an optometric residency program in ocular disease in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She performs full ocular health and vision care for the entire family as well as emergency, low vision and infant and toddler eye care. She participates in the national InfantSEE screening program. Since her residency, she has practiced in Virginia for more than seven years. Dr. Umlandt is a member of the Virginia Optometric Association (VOA) board of trustees and is the Young O.D. Advocate for VOA. She is a member of the American Optometric Association; is a Fellow of the Virginia Academy of Optometry; and in addition to being an adjunct faculty member at the Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry, she also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Kentucky Pikeville College of Optometry. She is a candidate for fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. She was named the 2018 Vanguard of the Year Award winner from the Virginia Optometric Association. The award recognizes the Young Optometrist of the Year in Virginia. She was selected for her leadership, innovative thinking, executive and organizational skills, offering of new ideas, substantive contributions and effort to the practice as well as to the VOA and community, civic or other activities. In the Grundy community where the Virginia Eyecare Clinic is located, Dr. Umlandt is a member of the Buchanan County Chamber of Commerce board of directors; the Grundy Woman’s Club; and is a regular volunteer at Remote Area Medical Clinics in Buchanan and surrounding communities. She has participated in optometry/medical mission trips to Guyana, South America (2010) and San Carlos, Mexico (2008). She enjoys being outdoors as well as running, reading, cooking and playing with her Labrador retrievers. “I’m very excited for everything the future holds for our clinic – with our Residency program getting off the ground in 2018 and externs beginning to rotate through in the Spring of 2019, I’m faced with new challenges every day and I love it – all of this in addition to doing what I truly love and that is taking care of our patients."
Dr. Inrava Khasnabish joined the Virginia Eyecare Clinic staff as its first Resident in July 2018. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University, School of Optometry in Worcester, Mass. Prior to completing her Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Khasnabish graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Medical Health Studies from MCPHS University in Boston, Mass. While at MCPHS, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honors Society and was the recipient of both the Academic Achievement and Dean’s Merit Scholarships at MCPHS University throughout her seven years there. Dr. Khasnabish, who was born in Canada, but who grew up in Massachusetts, speaks five languages including English, French, Bengali, Hindi and Spanish. She enjoys running, reading, cooking, writing and exploring the outdoors. “I am so excited to be here,” Dr. Khasnabish said. “I can already tell I’ll learn so much while I’m here as a Resident. I know I made the right choice in deciding to come here.”