Dr. Sam Thompson in Albemarle, NC
Providing Quality Eye Care
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.
Ever wonder why rock superstar Bono wears sunglasses, even when indoors? It's not due to his "look", but rather is related to managing his glaucoma.
Q&A with Dr. Thompson | Dry Eyes?
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.
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?
Dr. Thompson gives the best eye exam I have ever had The location is easy to access They have a great selection of frames and are always happy to help you find the perfect pair for you.
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.
Our Designer Eyeglass Frames
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.
Need Directions to Our Eye Care Center?
- Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed