About Cape Fear Eye

Cape Fear Eye Associates, P.A. serving Fayetteville and surrounding areas in North Carolina

Cape Fear Eye Associates is comprised of some of the best eye specialists in the United States:  Dr. Sheel B. Patel, Dr. J. Wayne Riggins, Dr. Edward M. Kenshock, Jr., Dr. Shelby StephensonDr. Lejla Vajzovic, Dr. Cynthia Toth and Dr. Duy Lam. Together, they provide exceptional eye and vision care to families in North Carolina. Specializing in laser vision correction, our Fayetteville eye center serves residents in Fayetteville and surrounding areas with superior refractive surgery (iLASIK).  If you’ve been considering laser vision correction, contact our LASIK surgeons  today to schedule a consultation.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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About Our Services

Cape Fear Eye Associates specializes in precision laser vision correction. With two locations in North Carolina, serving families throughout the region.

Our surgical services include:
We also perform comprehensive eye examinations for people of all ages and screen for:
Our pediatric services also include:
  • Neonatal ICU Exams
  • School Eye Exams
  • Pediatric Eye Muscle Surgery
  • InfantSEE exams

For those patients who have refractive errors but haven’t opted for laser vision correction, we also offer a convenient on-site optical shop at both Fayetteville centers offering the latest in contact lenses, designer eyeglasses, vision vitamin supplements, and more.

To learn more about the services we provide, including laser vision correction, contact our LASIK center serving Fayetteville and surrounding areas of North Carolina.

*LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures are available only at our Fayetteville eye center located at 1726 Metro Medical Drive, Fayetteville, NC  28304. To schedule a FREE iLASIK consultation call (910) 484-2284 ext 273. 

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Financing Options

Most medical insurance policies do not cover the cost of laser vision correction, considering it an “elective procedure.” Yet more and more, people are finding that reducing or eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses significantly enhances their lives. In order to help patients pay for laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK, we accept financing plans available through CareCredit®.


Care Credit

CareCredit® provides convenient healthcare financing options to qualifying individuals, including no-interest financing and low monthly payment plans.  CareCredit®, a GE Money company, is one of the nation’s most trusted healthcare financiers. To find out if you qualify for a healthcare loan, apply online or call (800) 365-8295.

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Payment Policies

In order to provide you with the best medical care, we ask our patients to observe the fees and billing policies of Cape Fear Eye Associates. If you have questions regarding the following policies, please contact Cape Fear Eye Associates to speak with a member of our billing staff.

All charges not covered by insurance companies are due at the time of service and/or dispensing of goods. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard®, Discover Card and American Express®. If your insurance policy requires a co-payment, payment must be made at check-in.

Private Insurance

If you have private health insurance, payment for all procedures is due at the time of service. Our staff will provide you with a copy of your bill so that you may easily submit a claim to your insurance provider. Our billing staff is available to help you fill out your claim forms should you need assistance.


As Medicare participation providers, we accept the fees set by Medicare for medical services covered by the Medicare program, including surgery. Medicare patients will be responsible only for co-payments, deductibles, and non-covered services.

If you have Medicare, we must have a valid signature on file in order to file your Medicare claims. In addition to directly submitting your Medicare claims, we will file claims with your secondary insurance company, if you have one.

Medicare Refraction Policy

Refraction is the measurement of the lens power needed correct vision errors with eyeglasses and laser vision correction. Medicare does not cover the cost of routine refraction or eye exams. If you have a secondary insurance company that does cover your annual eye exams and corrective lenses, please let our staff know.

Managed Healthcare—HMO and PPO

Some managed healthcare insurance requires that you obtain authorization from your primary care provider prior to seeing a specialist. Obtaining this authorization is your responsibility. If you fail to obtain a valid referral, you will be responsible for all charges incurred.

You are also responsible for making certain that the doctors at Cape Fear Eye Associates are considered “participating providers” by your insurance company. You can check your insurance handbook or call your insurance company to confirm whether this is the case.

Cape Fear Eye Associates will file all claims on your behalf; however, you must make your co-payment at the time of services, during check-in.

Workers’ Compensation

Cape Fear Eye Associates will file your workers’ compensation claim for you as soon as we receive a claim number from you. We also ask that you provide us with any insurance cards that you have.

Contact Cape Fear Eye Associates for Laser Vision Correction, Cataract Surgery, and More

If you’re considering laser vision correction, our Fayetteville center provides in-depth FREE consultations. To schedule an appointment, contact Cape Fear Eye Associates today and be on your way to better vision.