Periodic eye exams are important to ensure your family's vision is at its best. Routine exams also allow us to diagnose potentially serious conditions at the earliest possible stage. Our eye specialists provide consultations, evaluations, and routine eye exams to children and adults, including refraction for glasses and fitting and management of contact lenses. We can also quickly direct you to specialists if you are interested in laser eye surgery for vision correction or if glaucoma, cataracts, or another more complex eye concern is detected.
Duke Eye Center clinics are located throughout the Triangle, including Durham, Raleigh, and Cary, as well as a location in Winston Salem. We've made it convenient for you to see an eye specialist near you.
Our doctor will conduct a comprehensive eye exam that may include some or all of the following tests.
Measures the inner pressure of the eye using a tiny device that applies pressure to the eye.
Slit Lamp Exam
Magnified 3-D exam of the structures at the front of the eye.
Dilating drops placed on the eye allow the pupils to enlarge so the doctor can evaluate the inner structures of the eye.
Determines the appropriate lens power needed to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
Comprehensive Eye Care
Our doctors lecture and train other providers on the latest advances in eye care, publish research, and help to develop the guidelines for treatment that are followed around the world. As a patient at the Duke Eye Center, you are cared for by respected leaders in the field of ophthalmology.
Urgent Eye Care
Our specialists provide urgent care treatment for ocular trauma, infections, acute visual problems, and other emergency eye care needs.
When it comes to your care, you want the very best. Duke University Hospital’s ophthalmology program is ranked seventh in the nation and best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.