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About Blue Ridge Eye Associates

A leading provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services in Harrisonburg.

Blue Ridge Eye Associates has been a leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to our patients in Harrisonburg and the surrounding areas for over twenty-five years. Our experienced doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseasesconditions, and problems.

In our mission to provide the best eye care services possible, our doctors use state-of-the-art eye care products. We are committed to educating our patients and providing personalized eye care services to the people of Harrisonburg. At Blue Ridge Eye Associates, you will find eye care professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through our door.

Blue Ridge Eye Associates is a member of Vision Source, a network of eye care professionals dedicated to being more focused, innovative, caring, and trusted. It is our goal to provide the gold standard in eye care for our patients.

Schedule an appointment with an experienced eye care provider at our Harrisonburg optometrist office and give your vision the level of care and attention it deserves.


Meet the experienced and friendly staff who make Blue Ridge Eye Associates a leading provider of vision care products and services in Harrisonburg.

Diane Cowger, O.D.

Dr. Cowger opened the private practice of Blue Ridge Eye Associates with the goal of providing personalized eyecare of the highest quality. Dr. Cowger holds her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She completed her undergraduate education at James Madison University where she double-majored in biology and medical technology and minored in chemistry. In her dedication to continued excellence in her field, Dr. Cowger has pursued post-graduate education on a regular basis. Dr. Cowger is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association, the Shenandoah Valley Optometric Society, and Vision Source, a network of private-practice, independent optometrists.

Marc A. Hudson, O.D.

Dr. Hudson opened the Lexington office of Blue Ridge Eye Associates in 1994 and sold that location to Dr. Lindsay Petrie in 2019.  Dr. Hudson examines patients with sub-normal vision at our Harrisonburg office and is the staff optometrist at Western State Hospital.  Dr. Hudson holds a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, an M.B.A. degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University and a B.S. degree in biology from James Madison University. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, and has served as president of the Virginia Optometric Association and the Shenandoah Valley Optometric Society. He was named Optometrist of the Year and Vanguard of the Year by the Virginia Optometric Association. He is a member of the Virginia Academy of Optometry. Dr. Hudson participates in numerous optometric mission trips to Central and South America.