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Welcome!

At Primary Eyecare, our approach is simple: we start by listening to you. As an award-winning eye care practice and optical boutique, the professionals at Primary Eyecare will take care of your eye care wants and needs through every step of the process.

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Shop The Optical

With one of the largest selections of eyewear in Central…

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Reorder Contacts

Impressive 21st Century advances in contact lens technology allow most…

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Medical Eye Care

Did you know that you have access to a multitude…

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Dry Eye Clinic

Dry Eye Syndrome is a common chronic condition. Individuals with…

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide central Virginia’s best eyecare experience and vision products in such an efficient, flawless, and excellent manner that our patients find it a joy to do business with us.

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A Precious Gift

Your eyes are a vital part of an extremely complex visual system. Proper nutrition and first class eye care are essential to protecting your ability to experience all the beauty in the world around you.

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The Best Technology

Primary Eyecare patients benefit from the cutting edge technology we use to diagnose and manage ocular disease with regular investments in the latest diagnostic and treatment instrumentation.

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Convenient Online Contact Lens Ordering from Our Website

Did you know that you can re-order your contacts from our office 24/7? You’ll receive all the benefits of purchasing directly from your doctor’s office while receiving the benefits ordering from anywhere you have an internet connection! Order Contacts Online Here...

Reading and Academic Performance — The Vision Link

Most classroom learning occurs through our eyesight. Our visual system is one of the largest driving factors in a successful education. It is estimated that 10% of schoolaged children have undiagnosed visual problems and are likely suffering academically as a result....

Which Color Frame Looks Best on You?

For many of us, the most important aspect of choosing eyeglass frames is how they look on our face. Here are some helpful hints from our experienced opticians. Skin Color All skin complexions fall into one of two color bases: cool or warm. A cool...

Welcome to Dr. Schlieper!

Welcome to Dr. Schlieper!   To better serve our patients, we've added a fantastic new doctor to our team of professionals at Primary Eyecare. Dr. Schlieper grew up in Topsham, Maine and earned a B.A in Biology, cum laude, from the University of Maine at...

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness   Diabetic eye disease encompasses a number of eye diseases that may impact individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes. These can include diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.  Diabetic eye...

Fun in the Springtime Sun!

Recently a couple of our team members took a few minutes to model some of our newest sunglass styles. Leah is wearing the Salt.Optics “Fufkin” Aviator Sunglass and Sydney is showing off the Salt.Optics “Pettibone.”   Stop by our Hollymead or Barracks Road locations to...

Voted Charlottesville’s #1 Favorite Eye Doctor!

Thank you to our many patients and friends in the community for voting us the #1 Favorite Eye Doctor in the 2018 Daily Progress Reader’s Choice Awards! Since 1987, we’ve been happy to serve the Albemarle community, and look forward to many more years to come! Our...

Online Vision Screenings Stop Short in Seeing Your Total Eye Health

We were featured in OurHealth Magazine! Download easy to read PDF version   |   Check out the article at OurHealthCville.com! In 2016, the American Optometric Association (AOA) issued a press release in response to the growth of online eye tests that...

There’s a good chance that as a contact lens patient at Primary Eyecare, you’re using a daily disposable contact lens. There are numerous advantages to using a daily replacement lens, including comfort, convenience, health, and affordability.   One of our...

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I do my regular eye exams and get my contact lenses here. It’s always been a pleasant experience. The doctors and the staff are professional and friendly and they take good care of your eyes.

-Asif M.

 

Had such a wonderful experience. The doctor was professional, incredibly friendly and this is where my whole family goes because we love them so much. Would recommend to absolutely anyone.

-Lauren J.

 

Primary Eyecare provides excellent care in a professional and friendly manner. Detailed explanations are provided concerning tests and test results. Patients are not spoken down to, but are treated as intelligent partners in the process of maintaining eye health. I have always been very happy with my experience there!

-Carla T.

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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. Chelsea Johnson

Dr. Chelsea Johnson

Optometrist

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

Dr. Katherine Schlieper

Dr. Katherine Schlieper

Optometrist

Dr. Katherine Schlieper grew up in Topsham, Maine. She earned a degree in Biology from the University of Maine…

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. 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. 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. Chelsea Johnson

Dr. Chelsea Johnson

Optometrist

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

Dr. Katherine Schlieper

Dr. Katherine Schlieper

Optometrist

Dr. Katherine Schlieper grew up in Topsham, Maine. She earned a degree in Biology from the University of Maine…

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. 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…