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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Edinburgh Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Chesapeake.

Dr. George W. Pegram III

Dr. Pegram Graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1992. At that time he took over his father’s private practice in Chesapeake, VA. Since then he has opened a second location together with Dr. James Cornetta in Norfolk, VA.  Dr. Pegram is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Virginia Academy of Optometry. He is the former president of the Tidewater Optometric Society.

Rahim Kanji, O.D.

Dr. Kanji completed his Bachelor of Science Honors Specialist degree in
Biochemistry and Mathematics in 1998, followed by a Bachelor of Education Degree in 1999, both in his hometown at The University of Toronto. He accepted a position as a T.A. for Organic Chemistry and also taught Calculus, Chemistry, and Physical Education for two years. He then moved to South Florida to complete his training at Nova Southeastern University and obtained his Doctor of Optometry Degree in 2004.

After graduation, Dr. Kanji spent several months doing volunteer work in
the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, and
China. Upon returning to the United States, he relocated in the Hampton
Roads area and opened an optometry clinic in Chesapeake. Within a few
months, he expanded into several clinics to serve Portsmouth and Virginia

Opening a full-scope optometry practice was a project Dr. Kanji had been
nurturing for some time. In 2007, along with Dr.Pham they launched Modern Eyes Optometry at Sentara Princess Anne Health Campus in Virginia Beach.

Dr. Kanji is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association and the Tidewater Optometric Society. In his spare time, he is an active soccer player in the Virginia Beach OTSL, traveling internationally, and spending time with his family.

Neal Pithwa, O.D.

Dr. Pithwa was born in England and moved to the US in 1991. He graduated from Mercer University in Macon Georgia and later went on to graduate from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale FL in 2004. During his academic career he has held many leadership roles including Chief Justice of the honor council at Mercer, and class president at Nova.

Dr. Pithwa moved to Virginia Beach in 2014 after practicing in Knoxville TN for 9 years. During his time in Knoxville, he owned a private vision source practice and was President of the local society of Optometric Physicians. He has always been a member of the American Optometric Association and the local Optometric society. He is a passionate Liverpool FC supporter and would like to play more golf and billiards. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Aubrey, two children, and their dog Mira.

Elice Genier, O.D.

Photo of Elice Genier, O.D.Dr. Genier graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. She was raised in Suffolk, Virginia and attended Christopher Newport University where she graduated with a degree in Molecular Biology. Dr. Genier is a member of the American Optometric Association and Virginia Optometric Association. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially at the beach. Dr. Genier looks forward to continued participation in these organizations as well as serving the community she is from.