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Our Eye Doctor

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Our Albemarle Eye Doctor:


Samuel E. Thompson, O.D.

Dr. Thompson is an Albemarle native.  After graduating from Albemarle High School, he received his undergraduate degree from NC State University.  Dr. Thompson then went on to receive his Doctorate degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.

Upon returning to Albemarle, Dr. Thompson joined the practice of Dr. Keith Wolf, his eye doctor since childhood.  Dr. Thompson purchased the practice upon Dr. Wolf’s death in late 1986. He continued to practice there until March of 2013 when he moved the business to the current location in the Centre Pointe Shopping Center in east Albemarle.