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Duke Eye Center is a service of Duke University Health Systems. We offer Comprehensive Ophthalmology.
Duke Eye Center seeks to preserve and restore the sight of present and future generations by continuing to provide the highest quality and most complete health care to our patients, by developing new knowledge and skills, and by passing on our knowledge to other health care providers and patients.
On behalf of our dedicated physicians, researchers, and staff, I invite you to learn more about the excellent eye care that Duke Eye Center of Winston Salem, NC offers you and your family.
Our goal is to provide the very best ophthalmic care to all our patients, whether they need highly specialized eye surgery via LASIK eye surgery or simply their first pair of glasses. Thanks to Eye Center research, education, and technology development programs, our physicians, and subsequently our patients, have access to the latest breakthroughs in eye care. Our researchers are constantly striving to improve ophthalmic treatments, and they are dedicated to finding cures for blinding eye diseases including advanced Glaucoma treatment.
If you are tired of having to wear or replace contact lenses, consider getting LASIK surgery. LASIK doesn't disguise symptoms like glasses or contacts, but corrects the problem. You will finally be able to see naturally without have a lenses infront of your eyes. Call Duke Eye Center Of Winston Salem, NC for more information on our LASIK services today.
We hope you find this website a helpful introduction to the services we provide, and we urge you to contact us if you have any further questions. We look forward to making your visit with us a pleasant and successful one.
David L. Epstein, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology
Duke Eye Center
What Are Cataracts? Option: Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are a clouding of the normally clear crystalline lens as a result of the normal aging process metabolic changes, or even certain medications.
Cataracts impair vision by preventing light from being accurately focused on the retina. There are many symptoms of cataracts including: blurry vision, glare, halos, starbursts, loss of color discrimination, loss of contrast, and difficulty reading.
Duke Eye Center in Winston Salem, NC, we offer cataract
surgery to improve vision impairment due to cataracts. Our
trained physicians are dedicated to provide you excellent care
while performing cataract surgery. With medical and technological
advances, cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgeries
with a rapid recovery rate for most patients. For more information
on cataract surgery from Duke Eye Center, call us today!
For patients in Winston Salem, NC with glaucoma, Duke excels in delivering the most advanced treatment available, including canaloplasty and all other forms of laser or incisional surgery.
Duke is dedicated to excellence in diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve with resulting loss of vision, and in some cases, blindness.
Facial Plastic Surgery
Duke Eye center specializes in revitalization of the area around your eyes. We offer laser cosmetic surgery with the latest fractional CO2 lasers to reduce facial wrinkles, acne scars, sun-damage blemishes, and dark circles under the eyes. We also have a variety of facial fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane as well as BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport.
gravity or genes that has you looking for a change, there are
surgical and non-surgical procedures available to produce the
result you desire. Call us today for more information on
facial plastic surgery options.
Cosmetic Eye Surgery/Oculoplastics
problem is primarily cosmetic or sight related, Duke Eye Center
offers the best medical and surgical therapies for a variety of
conditions of the eyelids, eye sockets, and tear ducts, including
droopiness (ptosis) of the eyelid, eyelid cancers, and tearing
Cosmetic laser surgery to improve the appearance of the eye area is also offered.
To schedule a patient appointment with an ophthalmologist at any of the four Duke Eye Centers in the Triangle (Durham and Cary), please call the appointment office at 888-355-0204 (681-3937 locally). The scheduling desks are staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you are unable to reach the above Eye Center numbers, you can call Duke Referral Services 800-633-3853 (416-3853 locally) during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and a representative can assist you in making an appointment. After 7 p.m. you can leave a message and your call will be returned.
Established patients may make appointments online.
If the patient requires the services of an interpreter, please inform the scheduling staff so advance arrangements can be made.
Please call to schedule an appointment in Winston-Salem call 336-768-3240 or (toll free) 1-888-642-0554.
Eye Center physicians are accessible through the 24-hour Physician Referral Service at the Duke University Medical Center. Patients who visit the Emergency Room after normal business hours will be seen by a physician from the Duke Eye Center.
Urgent eye care is provided during the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for emergency needs such as injury, trauma, infection, or sudden onset of ocular (eye) pain or decreased vision. Patients needing urgent eye care after 3 p.m. are asked to go to Duke North Emergency Department. Screening nurses are available during regular business hours to assist in determining the severity of the situation and to answer questions. To reach a screening nurse, call 919-684-6611, or toll free 800-422-1575, and press option 4 and ask for a triage nurse.
If the patient appointment is scheduled at least 12 working days prior to the appointment, the patient will be sent a pre-registration package. The forms should be completed and returned in the postage-free envelope before the appointment date. If the appointment is scheduled less than 12 working days prior to the appointment, a patient representative will attempt to contact the patient for pre-registration by telephone.
The patient should provide information regarding insurance coverage and should bring all related records such as Medicare, Medicaid, insurance plans, Social Security card or the number for the visit. The patient should also bring any medical records from the referring physician.
Duke Eye Center providers accept Medicare assignment.
Duke Eye Center physicians are cost-wise providers with NC Blue Cross/Blue Shield and currently maintain contracts with a number of managed care plans and HMOs. If Duke Medical Center does not maintain a contract with a patient's insurance carrier, the patient should contact the plan administrator.
An insurance policy is a private contract between the patient and the insurance company. As courtesy, insurance claims will be filed on the patient's behalf with the appropriate insurance company; however the patient is ultimately responsible for services rendered. Payment will be expected on the day of the appointment for any services not covered by insurance. The Eye Center accepts cash, personal checks, MasterCard, and Visa.
Established patients may make appointments online.
Payment will be expected on the day of the appointment for any services not covered by insurance. The Eye Center accepts cash, personal checks, MasterCard and Visa.
Glaucoma consultation and treatment, cornea diagnosis and treatment, "no-stitch" cataract surgery, oculoplastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic eye surgery, cosmetic laser surgery, refractive surgery vision correction (LASIK), oculo-facial, and all comprehensive eye care treatments.
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