Virginia Eyecare Center
Dr. LaFreniere, or Dr. Tim, as many patients call him, is originally from Kansas. In 2008, he graduated as a Biology major with a minor in Business from Kansas State University. Dr. LaFreniere completed his optometric training in 2012, at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. His education and clinical experiences at the Southern College of Optometry, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the National Eye Institute have given him a wide range of skills in all aspects of patient care including pre-operative and post-operative care for various ocular surgeries, and the fitting of specialty contact lenses. He especially enjoys fitting patients for Corneal Refractive Therapy, which allows nearsighted people to wear a contact lens overnight and be free of contacts and glasses during the day. This is a therapy that has been proven in studies to decrease the progression of nearsightedness in children. He is a full scope optometrist providing comprehensive eye health examinations and medical office visits with an emphasis in disease and technology based testing. Dr. LaFreniere is a life-long swimmer and an avid sports fan who enjoys fishing, physical fitness and cooking. He also loves to spend time with his wife, Dr. Shay, and their daughter.