Name of Business: Ophthalmology Associates PLLC

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 6, 2007

Street address: 1500 Armory Drive, Franklin

Phone number: 757-516-6446

Operating hours: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Late hours by appointment.

E-mail address:

Nature of business: Examination of the eyes for contact lens, glasses, diseases and surgery

Principle owner/manager and title: Claude D. Belgrave Jr. M.D.

Year founded: Here ,April 2007; In New York City, 1988

Prior locations: Bronx and Manhattan, N.Y.

Number of employees: 3

How’s business? Growing

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We strive to give good service at an affordable price. We will match anyone’s prices, after verification. We even do an eye clinic for patients without insurance. We also have a bilingual staff.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Our doctor is a graduate of the Harvard School of Medicine. He and one of the receptionists both speak Spanish. We have an eye clinic for patients who don’t have medical insurance or are not eligible for their own insurance at the time of examination.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Work with an experienced professional, for as long as possible before going out on your own

Your first job: Locum Tenums; working part time, on the weekends and covering doctors on vacation or maternity leave

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Oprah

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