Barracks Road: 434-977-2020
Hollymead: 434-975-2020
5th Street Station: 434-760-2020

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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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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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Preventing Snow Blindness, Sunburn for Your Eyes

We take many precautions to avoid sunburn on our skin, face, and lips, but have you ever thought about your eyes? Many are surprised to learn our eyes can also acquire sunburn. This condition is known as photokeratitis or snow blindness. What causes Snow Blindness?...

Time is Running Out! Don’t Let Your FSA Benefits Expire!

It's the end of the year and we want to remind you of your expiring benefits.  Don’t let your FSA dollars go unused and then lost!  Many medical and vision insurance plans roll over at the end of each year. If you choose to use a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to...

Progressive and Bifocal Lenses: Vision at Every Distance

As your eyes age, conditions like age-related farsightedness or presbyopia may start to affect your vision. If you already suffer from an eye-related condition or disease, finding eyewear to remedy multiple vision deficiencies can be a hassle. Progressive and bifocal...

How Things Work: The Lens

The lens is an important part of an extremely complex human visual system. The eye is made up of several clear structures that light must traverse on its journey to the retina (at the back of the eye) to be perceived as a clear image. To reach the retina, light must...

The Dry Eye Clinic

Dry Eye Syndrome is a common chronic condition. Individuals with this ocular surface disease suffer daily from aggravating, dry, irritated eyes and accompanying symptoms that are not easily relieved. Dry eye sounds like a simple, self-explanatory problem, but it is...

Thinking of Trying Decorative Contacts for Halloween?

Halloween is just around the corner, and witches, ghouls, and goblins are prepping for a night of fun-filled tricking and treating! You may not know it, but some costume accessories, like decorative contacts, can be very harmful to your eyes. "It's fun to go all out...

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Multifocal contact lenses are yet another way to tackle presbyopia, a condition making it difficult to focus on objects up close. Presbyopia, or farsightedness, affects nearly 111 million people in the United States with a large effect on individuals in their mid...

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....

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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…