Serving your optical needs is our top priority at the Oyster Point Optical Shop. On staff we have licensed and certified opticians with years of education, hands on experience and pride in their industry. This shows through with every patient we service. With over a hundred years of combined optical experience, all of our opticians are skilled in the selection of eyewear for function and fashion.
Whether you need glasses full time or only for close work, the Oyster Point Optical Shop has a large selection of stylish, durable frames within all price ranges. We feature the highest quality and latest lens technology, including the thinnest and lightest 1.74 high index, specialized computer glasses and the most advanced progressive lenses. We offer the most durable lens treatments for anti-reflective/scratch resistant coatings such as Crizal Alize, and TD2 (tough, durable, two-sided) both guaranteed against scratches for two years.
With many specialty Ophthalmologists and Optometrists on staff, our opticians are trained and experienced to take care of those patients unique needs including glasses with prism correction, high prescriptions and those with low vision needs. Providing care for the patients of a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, our opticians work with an increasing number of children as young as only a few months old. This allows us to offer a large selection of children's glasses, some available with a two-year warranty of both frames and lenses. We accept eyeglass prescriptions from doctors outside of our practice. We have a finishing lab located on the premise to accommodate most mild prescriptions in accordance with your insurance companies guidelines.
Many insurance plans are accepted in the optical shop. With our own medical billing specialist on staff we are able to answer your insurance questions and file your insurance claims.
For questions about eyeglasses, e-mail or call us at (757) 534-7813.
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8-4pm for purchasing new eyewear / After 4:00pm Appointment only. Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm for purchasing new eyewear.
Open until 5pm Monday - Friday for picking up orders that have been placed and adjustments/repairs.
Erica Cabrera, Apprentice Optician
Erica joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in 2005. Erica started her career in optics in 2001 working in a surfacing laboratory, and went on to work in a finishing lab. 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.
Tracie Costello, Manager, Licensed Optician
Tracie joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in 2003, coming from a large optical retail chain with 15 years optical experience and 9 years managerial experience. Tracie began her optical career while attending Christopher Newport University in 1988, where she majored in Psychology and Business Management. She attended Norfolk Vocational Technical Center from 1992-1995, graduating with Honors. She received her American Board of Opticianry Certification in 1994 and her Virginia Optician's License in 1995. As a graduate of the 100 Hour Refracting Course, she is also a Refracting Optician.
Creedin Farris, Licensed Optician, American Board of Opticianry Certified (ABOC)
Creedin joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in 1992 after 20 years of service in the US Navy. Creedin started in optics in 1976 at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. In 1980, he attended the Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training School for more in depth training. Although he is currently using his optical skills and experience to work directly with patients, he managed the optical laboratory for Hampton Roads Eye Associates from 1999 to 2003, and he managed the optical shop at the Hampton Roads Eye Associates-Main Street location from 1995 to 1999.
Geraldine Sykes, Optical Assistant, Medical Billing Specialist
Geral joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates in 1986 as a medical receptionist, and she joined the optical staff in 1993. Geral pursued her interest in the claims filing requirements for eyeglasses and attended Stratford Career Institute. She received her diploma as a Medical Billing Specialist in 2004. Geral devotes the majority of her time to handling the insurances issues but is always available to assist patients with their eyewear needs as well.
Chrystal Taravella-Pranke, Licensed Optician, American Board of Opticianry Certified (ABOC)
Chrystal joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in 1989, working and training at the Williamsburg location, before transferring to the Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Shop in Hidenwood. Chrystal completed her licensing training through the Opticianry Apprentice Program at Norfolk Vocational Technical Center and received her American Board of Opticianry Certification and Virginia Optician's License in 2005.
Jackie Williams, Licensed Optician
Jackie joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in January 2005. She started her optical career in 1981 with Norfolk Physicians & Surgeons as an Optical Technician. Since that time, Jackie has worked at various optical establishments from private practices to Naval Amphibious Base, NNSY Branch Medical Clinic and other retail chains. Jackie completed the Opticianry Apprenticeship Program and received her Virginia Optician's license in July 1995.
Bobbi Wright, Licensed Optician, American Board of Opticianry Certified (ABOC)
Bobbi joined Hampton Roads Eye Associates Optical Services in 1989, working and training with Dr. Nochimson, before transferring to Hampton Roads Eye Associates optical shop in Williamsburg at the Cullom Eye and Laser Center in 2000. Bobbi's expertise has been a welcome addition to the team since she joined the staff at the Oyster Point optical shop in August 2005. She attends local and national continuing education meetings, is a board member of The Opticians Association of Virginia and a participating member of the Opticians Association of America.
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