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The Clinic

woman receiving eye exam

At Primary Eyecare, our approach to patient care is simple.

We start by listening to you.

As an award-winning Optometry practice and optical retailer, the professionals at Primary Eyecare can take care of your eyewear and eye care needs. From a comprehensive vision and eye health exam up through specialized procedures and recommendations, we will personally attend to your eye health needs and concerns. We are proud to be an in-network provider for many of Charlottesville’s and Albemarle’s largest employers. To view a list of insurances we accept, click here.

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Request an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment with a Primary Eyecare Optometrist at either our Barracks Road or Hollymead location is easy! Request an appointment day and time online or contact us directly!

Explore Our Optical

With one of the largest brand name selection of fashion eyewear in Central Virginia, The Optical at Primary Eyecare has choices in prescription frames, prescription sunglasses, and non-prescription sunglasses.

Meet Our Doctors

The Optometrists at Primary Eyecare share a wealth of experience and utilize advanced technologies and techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of many common eye health and vision problems.

Order Contacts Online

Each Primary Eyecare location maintains an inventory of over 5,000 diagnostic contact lenses to ensure the best choice for your vision and comfort. You can also reorder your existing contacts prescription online!

The Mission of Primary Eyecare

“The mission of Primary Eyecare is to consistently provide central Virginia’s best eyecare experience & vision products in such a smooth, efficient, flawless, & excellent manner that our patients find it a joy to do business with us.”

Vision Services

  • Comprehensive Visual & Ocular Health Analysis for maximum improvement of eyesight (through eyeglasses, contacts, or laser vision correction) as indicated by your refraction, professional diagnosis, and lifestyle.
  • Laser Vision Correction Services including LASIK pre- and post-operative management. Unbiased evaluation of your suitability for laser vision correction.
  • Primary Eyecare for Kids – Your school-aged children will love coming to see their eye doctor at Primary Eyecare.

Eye Health Services

Your eye doctor will examine, diagnose, and treat your eyes as indicated after thorough external and internal eye health analysis using only the very best technologies, including high resolution microscopes and digital retinal photography.

Diagnosis and Treatment – Medical Eye Care Services:

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye & infections)
  • Corneal Abrasions
  • Seasonal Allergy Eye Problems
  • Eye Injuries
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eye & more!

Request an appointment online in our North or South Charlottesville offices, or contact us to make your appointment by phone.

Dr. Joe DiGirolamo
Dr. Michael Henderson

Dr. Michael Henderson

Optometrist

Dr. Michael Henderson is a graduate of Colby College, in Waterville Maine, where he earned a degree…

Dr. Jayeanna Hanning

Dr. Jayeanna Hanning

Optometrist

Dr. Jayeanna Hanning attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford receiving a Bachelors Degree…

Dr. Tiffany Kwon

Dr. Tiffany Kwon

Optometrist

Dr. Tiffany Kwon grew up in Southern California in the town of Diamond Bar. Dr. Kwon attended the…

Dr. Chelsea Johnson

Dr. Chelsea Johnson

Optometrist

Dr. Chelsea Johnson grew up in Bloomsburg, PA, a small college town. Dr. Johnson graduated from Lock…

Dr. Michael Henderson

Dr. Michael Henderson

Optometrist

Dr. Michael Henderson is a graduate of Colby College, in Waterville Maine, where he earned a degree…

Dr. Jayeanna Hanning

Dr. Jayeanna Hanning

Optometrist

Dr. Jayeanna Hanning attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford receiving a Bachelors Degree…

Dr. Tiffany Kwon

Dr. Tiffany Kwon

Optometrist

Dr. Tiffany Kwon grew up in Southern California in the town of Diamond Bar. Dr. Kwon attended the…

Dr. Chelsea Johnson

Dr. Chelsea Johnson

Optometrist

Dr. Chelsea Johnson grew up in Bloomsburg, PA, a small college town. Dr. Johnson graduated from Lock…

Dr. Janice DiGirolamo

Dr. Janice DiGirolamo

Optometrist

Dr. Janice DiGirolamo attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, graduating magna cum laude…

Dr. Joe DiGirolamo

Dr. Joe DiGirolamo

Optometrist

Dr. Joe DiGirolamo grew up in Southern California, and after moving to Charlottesville he graduated…

Dr. Michael J. DiGirolamo (retired)

Dr. Michael J. DiGirolamo (retired)

Optometrist

Dr. Michael J. DiGirolamo is the founder of Primary Eyecare, formerly known as 20/20…

Dr. Janice DiGirolamo

Dr. Janice DiGirolamo

Optometrist

Dr. Janice DiGirolamo attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, graduating magna cum laude…

Dr. Joe DiGirolamo

Dr. Joe DiGirolamo

Optometrist

Dr. Joe DiGirolamo grew up in Southern California, and after moving to Charlottesville he graduated…

Dr. Michael J. DiGirolamo (retired)

Dr. Michael J. DiGirolamo (retired)

Optometrist

Dr. Michael J. DiGirolamo is the founder of Primary Eyecare, formerly known as 20/20…