Hidenwood Optical Shop Staff
The Hidenwood location of Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services, formerly known as Peninsula Optical, has been centrally located to Christopher Newport University since 1994. We have three Licensed Opticians on staff and accept most major vision plans. We have a large selection of men’s, women’s, unisex and children’s eyewear including metal, plastic and rimless styles. Our optical shop carries prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as well as eyewear accessories such as sunglass clip-ons, readers and eyeglass chains. The Hidenwood Optical Shop also offers soft, gas permeable and multi-focal contact lenses. Let us help you make a fashion statement with new eyewear today!
For questions about eyeglasses, e-mail or call us at 757-599-3636.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday - 8:00am-5:00pm.
Mary Elizabeth Morrison, Licensed Optician
Beth joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in 2005. She started her optical career in 1984. She received her American Board of Opticianry Certification and Virginia Optician's License in 1991. Beth looks forward to helping you with all your optical needs.
Joan Pranke, Supervising Manager, Licensed Optician
Joan joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in 1998. Joan began her optical career in 1992 after leaving the USAF. She worked for a retail optical chain where she was the retail floor supervisor as well as the On-the-Job Trainer and New Hire Orientation Trainer. She received her American Board of Opticianry Certification in 1995 and Virginia Optician's License in 1996. Joan also completed the 100 Hour Refractory course and is a Refracting Optician.
During her time with us, Joan has worked in or managed 4 different Hampton Roads Eye Associates optical shop locations, and she currently oversees the optical shops at the Oyster Point, Williamsburg and Hidenwood locations. Joan has also been the first year instructor for the Virginia Dept. of Labor, Opticianry Apprenticeship Program since 2002.
Shauntaé Watson, Licensed Optician
Shauntaé joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in January 2005. Starting her optical career in 1998, Shauntaé went on to graduate in 2003 from J. Sergent Reynolds Community College with an AAS degree in Dispensing Opticianry. Shauntaé received her American Board of Opticianry Certification and Virginia Optician's License in 2004.
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