Prescription Eyewear

The VCE Optical Lab at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women is a full service provider of prescription eyeglass services. VCE Optical is the eyewear provider for VADOC, DJJ, and major Virginia not-for-profit organizations. The VCE Lab provides training as Dispensing Opticians under the Virginia Apprenticeship Council, and works closely with the VADOC Division of Education’s Optical Technologies program.

VCE Optical employs between five and ten inmates, and over seventy women have participated in the program since 2002. The Lab produces over 6,000 pair of Rx eyeglasses annually.

Our Lab uses modern equipment that is often found in optical super-stores, and many of our ex-inmates are employed in private industry.


FCCW Optical Shop: 434-422-3790

Product Offerings

  • CR-39 Polycarbonate
  • Single Vision
  • Flat 28 Bifocals
  • Flat 7x28
  • Trifocals
  • Progressives
  • Transitions
  • Polarized
  • Anti-Reflective
  • No extra charge for high power or prism

Popular Frames

Looking Glass 1050
Looking Glass 1050
Boulevard Boutique 2120
Boulevard Boutique 2120

Safety Eyewear

Titmus SW06
Titmus SW06
Titmus SC901
Titmus SC901

Although it can take a little time to receive your order, the furniture is very well made and worth the wait. Also, I was having a hard time finding a stand up desk to fit the size of my regular desk. Karl actually made a trip to Harrisonburg to look at my desk, measure it, and talk with me about options. Then he went back to his office, checked it out, and let me know what they could do. You don’t get that type of service much anymore!