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335 West 21st Street, Norfolk, VA 23517


Our exceptional eye care staff in Norfolk, Virginia look forward to helping you and your family with all your eye care needs. We will help you select the most appropriate frames or contact lenses and will meticulously fit your new glasses to meet your needs. At Envision Ghent Optometry, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.

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Dr. Nathalie Cassis OD, FAAO

Eye Doctor

Dr. Cassis graduated optometry school in 1992 in Montréal, Canada. She completed a primary care residency in Philadelphia in 1995 then moved to the Hampton Roads area. She really enjoys a personalized professional setting. Dr. Cassis lives in Ghent with her husband, their 2 teenage daughters and their amazing weimareiner Stella Rae.

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Joyce Weise

Optician Extraordinaire

Joyce has been a staple in Ghent’s optical community for the past 35 years! She has a passion and a knack for finding the right pair of eyeglasses for everyone. We know she’ll find the perfect for you! When she is not in the office she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband, children, and especially her grandchildren.

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Shawnee Smith

Para Optometric Technician

Shawnee loves guiding patients through our clinic! She lived in Honolulu, HI for over 20 years and has been residing in Ghent for the last three years. She enjoys walking everywhere and is also a puzzle master and an avid reader. You will enjoy your time spent with Shawnee!

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Maria Spencer


Maria has lived in the Hampton Roads area for 25 years. She spent many years working in the Portsmouth Public School system before entering the optical field and falling in love. She is a proud mom and when not in office, you can find her enjoying life and exploring Hampton Roads!

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Tyra Bell

Para Optometric Technician

Tyra is a true Norfolk native as she was born and raised in Norfolk, VA! She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in 2020 and has been in the optical field ever since. In her free time, she loves to create art, take trips to the beach, and have fun with her friends. You will love Tyra’s welcoming smile and her “can do” attitude!