The Hidenwood Optical Shop, formerly known as Peninsula Optical, has been centrally located to Christopher Newport University since 1994. We have four 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.

Shauntaé Watson, Optical Manger, ABOC, 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. Sargeant Reynolds Community College with an AAS degree in Dispensing Opticianry. Shauntaé received her American Board of Opticianry Certification and Virginia Optician’s License in June 2004. Shauntaé looks forward to helping you with all your eyewear needs.

Lynne Ettleman, Licensed Optician
Lynne rejoined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in March 2007. Lynne began her optical career in 1986. Lynne completed the Opticianry Apprenticeship Program and received her Virginia Optician's License in December 1992. Lynne enjoys her job and looks forward to helping you with all your eyewear needs.

Kimberly Langston, ABOC, Licensed Optician
Kimberly rejoined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in July 2009. Kimberly began her optical career in 1998. Kimberly received her Virginia Optician’s License and American Board of Opticianry certification in June 2013. Kimberly looks forward to helping you with all your eyewear needs.

Dora Fitzgerald, Licensed Optician
Dora rejoined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in September 2010. Dora began her optical career in 1984. Dora completed the Opticianry Apprenticeship Program and received her Virginia Optician's License in June 1989. Dora enjoys educating her patients on the best possible lens choices for their prescription combined with making fashionable frame choices.

Want to prevent or slow vision loss? According to many eye care professionals, the best way to accomplish this is with early detection through regular eye exams.

Even though your vision may be clear, exams can uncover changes in the eye caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, eye tumors, retinal disorders and glaucoma. Some of these have no symptoms in the early stages. Eye exams can also lead to the earliest detection of other serious health problems-including diabetes or hypertension.

Also, children should have their first eye exam before entering kindergarten.

Schedule your eye exam today!