Our Practice

Raleigh Eye Center: Leading the Triangle in Eye Care & Ophthalmology

Raleigh Eye Center is a premier ophthalmology practice made up of experienced and caring eye care professionals. For more than 40 years, our eye center has provided patients with a broad range of eye care services in Raleigh, NC, including refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK), general eye exams, cataract evaluation and treatment, glaucoma treatment and surgery, glasses and more.  In 2018, Raleigh Eye Center took over the practice of Dr. Christine Lee following her retirement.  Formerly Eye Institute of N.C., Raleigh Eye Center-Durham now offers superior eye care you can trust at a convenient location in Durham.

A History of Quality Eye Care

unnamedOur roots run deep throughout the history of quality eye care in North Carolina. Our history begins with Vonnie M. Hicks Sr., M.D., who received his medical degree in 1918 and joined a small group of physicians in downtown Raleigh in 1922 at the Citizens National bank building on Fayetteville Street.  The small practice had an important role in eye care in North Carolina in the early and mid-to-late 1900s and began to grow in size.  Vonnie M. Hicks Jr., M.D., who took over his father’s practice in 1952, welcomed William W. Foster, M.D. to join his practice in 1976, and continued the family tradition until his death in 1979.  Raleigh Eye Center was founded with the arrival of James W. Kiley, M.D. in 1980 and R. Jeffrey Board, M.D. in 1984.

Why Choose Our Raleigh Ophthalmology Center?

From the caring staff and eye doctors to the wide range of ophthalmic services and procedures, our eye care center is truly dedicated first and foremost to the care of its patients. We take the time to listen to your needs and answer your questions in a clear, complete way. Paired with the skill of our ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and surgical team, our focus on patient care helps us achieve the best possible results.

The Raleigh Eye Center Commitment

Our eye care center is committed to maintaining a high standard of care while keeping our costs as low as possible for patients. We accomplish this by performing many ophthalmic tests and procedures in our facility, saving our patients time, expenses and needless travel.

For more information about our locations in Raleigh, Durham, Reidsville and South Hill, VA, or our ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, contact our eye care center today.

Facility Affiliations

  • Rex Hospital
  • Wake Med
  • Capital City Surgery Center
  • Blue Ridge Surgery Center
  • Annie Penn Hospital – Reidsville, NC
  • Vidant Medical Center – Greenville, NC
  • Johnston Health – Clayton, NC
  • Community Memorial Hospital – VCU Health – South Hill, VA

Raleigh Eye Center is a leading ophthalmology center in Raleigh, NC and throughout the Triangle, including Durham, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Fuquay-Varina, Garner and beyond.