To schedule a patient appointment with an ophthalmologist at any of the four Duke Eye Centers in the Triangle (Durham, Cary, Raleigh and RTP), please call the appointment office at:
888-355-0204 (919-681-3937 locally)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
If you are unable to reach anyone at the above Eye Center numbers, you can call Duke Consultation and Referral Center at 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and a representative can assist you in making an appointment.
After 6:00 p.m. you can leave a message and your call will be returned the next business day.
Referring physicians may call 800-633-3853 (919-416-3853 locally).
Established patients may make appointments online through Duke MyChart.
If the patient requires the services of an interpreter, please inform the scheduling staff in advance so arrangements can be made.
If the patient appointment is scheduled at least 12 working days prior to the appointment, the patient will be sent a preregistration 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 preregistration by telephone.
To schedule an appointment at the Duke Aesthetic Center for fractional CO2 laser surgery and facial fillers, call 919-681-8555.
To schedule an appointment at the Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem, call 336-768-3240 or 888-642-0554 (toll free). For a LASIK appointment at our Winston-Salem office, please call 336-794-4010.
To make an appointment for vision correction such as LASIK, call us at 919-681-4089.
Eye Center physicians are accessible through the 24-hour Physician Referral Service at the Duke University Medical Center at 919-684-8111. Ask for the ophthalmologist on call. Patients who visit the Emergency Department after normal business hours will be seen by a physician from the Duke Eye Center.
Urgent eye care service is provided by appointment from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for emergency needs such as injury, trauma, infection, or sudden onset of ocular (eye) pain or decreased vision.
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 800-422-1575 and press option 4, or call the reception desk at 919-684-6611 and ask for a triage nurse. Please call ahead to ensure physician availability.
Patients needing urgent eye care after 3:30 p.m. are asked to go to Duke University Hospital Emergency Department.