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Dr. Sam Thompson is a premier general and pediatric optometric eye care facility located in Albemarle, NC. Our office and eye doctor are dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, clinical education, and optical services utilizing state of the art equipment and practices. We provide the highest quality lenses, frames and contact lenses to solve the vision needs of our patients.

We look forward to meeting you and taking care of your eye care needs.

Dr. Sam Thompson is a premier general and pediatric optometric eye care facility located in Albemarle, NC. Our office and eye doctor are dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, clinical education, and optical services utilizing state of the art equipment and practices. We provide the highest quality lenses, frames and contact lenses to solve the vision needs of our patients.

We look forward to meeting you and taking care of your eye care needs.

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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

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We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.
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A thorough ocular health examination will be done using the latest instruments to evaluate all aspects of vision health.
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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional lenses, check out our selection that fit your needs.
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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 704-982-2020 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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Our Hours

  • 8:30 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
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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!

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