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Quality Eye Care in Albemarle, NC

For over 30 years Dr. Thompson and staff have built long lasting professional relationships with our patients and the community. We are dedicated to providing our patients with quality personalized eye care that reflects the most current best practices for maintaining the best ocular health and vision.

Dr. Thompson provides quality eye care for all ages. Our services include comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fitting, and training as well as treatment for eye disease and eye emergencies. Dr. Thompson also provides post-op care following eye surgery.

We are proud to offer our patients a wide variety of frame choices made with some of the finest materials and craftsmanship available. By offering each patient the latest lens technology we strive to achieve the best quality vision for each patient’s individual needs.

We look forward to having the opportunity to provide all your eye care needs. We accept most insurance plans as well as Care Credit.

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Q&A with Dr. Thompson | Dry Eyes?

How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Is there anything I can do to prevent DES?

Dry eye is multi-factorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flax seed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

What Makes Dr. Sam Thompson Unique?

Man wearing eyeglasses in Albemarle

We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.

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Whether or not you require vision correction, sunglasses can add an element of comfort and enhanced performance to your activities.

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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional lenses, check out our selection that fit your needs.

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at 704-275-9225 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room. Please visit our Emergency Eye Care page for more information.

Our Designer Eyeglass Frames

We are Contact Lens Specialists

A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.

We offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional lenses, check out our selection and even order online!

Contact Lens Services

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Our Hours

  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Insurance Plans

We accept most Medical and Vision insurance plans including:

  • Community Eye Care
  • Eye Med
  • VSP
  • Etc.

We have Reopened!

Routine eye care is now available

We are following CDC precautionary measures to keep you safe:

* Face Covering required*

*We will come out to screen your temperature*

*Only the patient allowed inside*

*No visitors except parents or caregivers*

Now Accepting Appointments

Call or text us at 704.982.2020