Sara Grace, MD
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I strive to ensure that my patients’ families have a good understanding of the diagnosis so that we can work together to improve their child’s vision.
– Sara Grace, MD

Sara Grace, MD

Ophthalmologist, Pediatric Ophthalmologist

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Call for an Appointment
919-595-2000
NCEENT North Durham
919-859-6771
NCEENT Cary
Board Certified
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Where I See Patients
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - Cary - Cary, NC
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - North Durham - Durham, NC
I strive to ensure that my patients’ families have a good understanding of the diagnosis so that we can work together to improve their child’s vision.
– Sara Grace, MD
My Locations
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - Cary
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North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - North Durham
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About Me

Pediatric ophthalmology is a fascinating field, and I have personal interests in amblyopia, strabismus (pediatric and adult forms), pediatric cataracts, retinal dystrophies, retinopathy of prematurity, pediatric uveitis, and ocular genetics. Eye conditions in children can be complex, and I strive to ensure that my patients’ families have a good understanding of the diagnosis so that we can work together to improve their child’s vision. I am interested in improving eye care in the developing world and have ongoing involvement with projects in Nicaragua for several years. The best part of my job is knowing that improving a child's vision through medical or surgical treatment has a positive and lasting impact on the rest of their life.

Languages I Speak
English, Spanish
Call for an Appointment
919-595-2000
NCEENT North Durham
919-859-6771
NCEENT Cary
Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Fellowship
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (Florida), 2015-2016
Residency
Ophthalmology, University of Miami (Florida), 2012-2015
Education
MD, University of Oklahoma, 2011
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research interests are focused on improving outcomes in strabismus surgery, efficient delivery of care for retinopathy of prematurity, and the use of a portable and handheld ERG device to screen for retinal dystrophies in children.

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • CIGNA
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Industry Relationships
Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported outside relationships with industry.