Hampton Optical Shop Staff
The Hampton location of Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services is located on the corner of Cunningham and Executive Drive in Hampton, Va. The main goal in our optical shop is to help our patients choose the best eyewear for their visual needs. We have licensed opticians and optical assistants with many years of experience to help with your eyewear selection. Our optical shop also offers a large selection of contact lenses. We accept most major vision insurance plans and offer a value-line package to accommodate everyone's needs.
For questions about eyeglasses, e-mail or call us at 757-827-6711.
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday - 8:30am-5:30pm.
Talmadge Gailey, Optical Lab Technician
Talmadge joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in August 1993. He has been in the optical field for over 20 years and has many devoted patients that continue to return for his experience and friendly service. Talmadge handles the lab work and also helps with dispensing eyeglasses to patients. He is very knowledgeable and helpful and truly gives our patients the best customer service available.
Azima Johnson-Reid, Apprentice Optician
Azima joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates in February 2003. She began her apprenticeship under the Virginia Opticianry Program in September 2005, and together with her On-the-Job training, is attending the Norfolk Technical Vocational Center for her formal training. Azima is very patient and helpful with all of her customers and strives to give the best customer service and personal attention that all of our patients deserve.
Kishna Morales, Optical Assistant
Kishna joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in October 2001. She is an Optical Assistant with exceptional fashion sense, and she is very knowledgeable with all of our optical products. Kishna’s main goal is to provide exceptional service to ensure the best vision for our patients.
Kim Pritchett, Apprentice Optician
Kim joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in November 2003. She started her optical career in 1998. Currently a student at J. Sergeant Reynolds in Richmond Va., she is working towards an AAS in Opticianry while working as an Optical Assistant. Kim is also responsible for servicing the needs of contact lens patients.
Michelle Schmitt-Lewis, Office Assistant
Michelle joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates in September 1999 as a medical receptionist, and she joined the optical team in 2001. Michelle specializes in handling insurance billing and posting insurance checks. However, she also assists with patients when needed.
Laurie Stephenson, Manager, Licensed Optician
Laurie joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in May 1997. She started her optical career in 1987 as an optical dispenser and furthered her career in the optical field by attending and graduating from Norfolk Vocational Technical Center in 1992. Laurie received her Virginia Optician’s License in 1993. Laurie’s main goal as the manager of the Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Shop in Hampton is to ensure that their customers receive exceptional customer service.
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