Whether you need contact lenses for routine vision correction or a more complex condition, we can help correct your vision so you can see clearly. We routinely perform contact lens fitting and management; we also work with people who have complex eye conditions and require specialty care.
Contact Lens Fitting and Management
Duke eye specialists offer fitting and management of contact lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, vision affected by an irregularly shaped cornea (astigmatism), and presbyopia (also known as reading vision). We also provide specialty services and custom lenses to improve your vision if you have keratoconus or irregular astigmatism, which can result from an eye injury. We work closely with people who need contact lenses following LASIK surgery -- to improve either near or distance vision not corrected by surgery -- or following trauma to the eye. If you were born without a lens in your eye or it was surgically removed (a condition known as aphakia), or if you have a condition called aniridia -- in which you lack some or all of the colored part (iris) of your eye -- we recommend and fit custom contact lenses that improve your vision.
Duke Health offers locations throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.
Fees and Refunds
Contact lens wearers must undergo an annual comprehensive eye and contact lens exam. Contact lens exams have a separate fee that is not included in your comprehensive exam. The contact lens exam fee is determined by the type of lenses prescribed, the difficulty of the fit, and whether or not you are a first-time contact lens wearer. This fee is nonrefundable and due at the time of service. Payment for specialty contact lens is due at the time of order.
We offer a 100 percent refund on specialty contact lenses returned within the warranty period, which is typically 60 or 90 days. Contact lens fitting fees are nonrefundable. There is no warranty for lost lenses.
Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our ophthalmology program is ranked seventh in the nation and is the highest ranked program in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2020–2021.
Why Choose Duke
Routine Eye Care
We offer comprehensive eye care to children and adults as part of annual visits and contact lens fittings in convenient locations throughout the greater Triangle area.
Comprehensive Care for Multiple Eye Conditions
Many of the people we treat experience more than one eye concern. Our specialists work closely together to manage your eye diseases. If you require multiple visits for different eye disorders, we make every effort to coordinate your care and maximize your convenience.
Medical conditions that require complex fittings may be treated with a variety of lens types. We work closely with your eye specialist to ensure you receive the contact lens that is best for you.
Custom Contact Lenses
In addition to customizing your contact lenses, we help you find the best color contact lenses or disposable contact lenses for your needs.