Robert E. Flippin, Optician/Owner

  • Licensed 11-16-89 #1630
  • Worked at Buckingham & Flippin.
  • Worked at Flippin Optical.
  • Optical Wholesale Lab Rep 10 years.
  • Optician of the Year 2004.
  • President of The Opticians Association of Virginia 2005-2007.
  • Served as Chair of the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Opticians Advisory Board.
  • Served as Chair of The Virginia State Board for Hearing and Opticians.
  • Consulted for Optometry practices.
  • Former writer for Vision Care Product News.
  • ABO Approved Speaker.

Thorp & Flippin Optical, Inc.

Robert Flippin is the fourth generation in his family to serve the eye care needs of Lynchburg, Virginia and surrounding communities.  Some of our long time residents will remember with fondness Buckingham & Flippin Jewelers and Opticians located at 919 Main Street.  Many will also remember Harlan P. (Butch) Thorp and Sam Hudson of Lynchburg Optical and later Thorp Optical with Dr. White.

It is with great admiration and respect for those who shared their knowledge with me that make it so gratifying to serve our community.  

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