J. Wayne Riggins, OD, MD

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

Professional License, North Carolina (1999)

Board Certified, Ophthalmology (1995)

Board Certified, Optometry (1981)

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"Dr. Riggins is my hero! His concern and skills went far beyond anything I expected. He just completed cataract surgery on both my eyes and I am in awe of my improved vision. Both he and the entire staff were phenomenal! I couldn't be happier with all they've done for me." -  B. Smith

Education and Training
Undergraduate: 1973-1977 Mercer University, B.S., Macon, Georgia

1977-1981 University of Houston College of Optometry, O.D., Houston, Texas
1984-1988 Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, M.D., Bethesda, Maryland

Internship:  1988-1989 Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Residency:  1990-1993 Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Washington, D.C.

Professional History 
1981-1984: Chief, Optometry, USAMEDDAC, Bremerhaven, Germany
1989-1990: Director, Health Services, Ft. Dietrich, Maryland
1992-1993: Chief Resident, Ophthalmology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
1993-1999: Clinical Instructor of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1993-present Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of  Health Services, Bethesda, Maryland
1993-1997: Chief of Ophthalmology, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
1997-1999: Assistant Chief, Department of Surgery, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft.Bragg, NC
1999-Present: Cape Fear Eye Associates, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Staff Privileges

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center - Active Privileges
Highsmith Rainey Hospital - Active Privileges
Fayetteville Ambulatory Surgery Center -  Active Privileges

Professional Awards and Honors
1992, 1998 Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
2014-The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Professional Interests
Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Strabismus/Muscle Surgery, Glaucoma Surgery, Neonatal Exams, Corneal Transplants, Oculoplastic Surgery

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
North Carolina Medical Society
American Society of Military Ophthalmologists
Cumberland County Medical Society
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Clinical Trial

1996 – Photorefractive Keratectomy for the treatment of refractive error in United States Army Service
Members, Principal Investigator.
2014 – Non-contact retinal imaging compared to indirect ophthalmoscopy for retinopathy of prematurity
screening: infant safety profile - approved by the Institutional Review Boards at Cape Fear Valley and Duke
University Health Systems and conformed to the requirements of the United States Health Insurance
Portability and Privacy Act - Journal of Perinatology. Published - June 2018



American Academy of Ophthalmology, ‘Ophthalmology Retina’- August 2018 issue: Evaluating a Portable,
Noncontact Fundus Camera for Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening by Nonophthalmologist Health Care
Workers - Published online: January 10, 2018

Military Service
Colonel Medical Corps U.S. Army Reserve (Retired).

Community Service 
City of Fayetteville Historic Resources Commission: 1996-2001, 2002-2006; Chair Tricommission 
Infill Task Force (2006)
City of Fayetteville Festival Park Task Force: September 2008 – February 2009
City of Fayetteville Unified Development Ordinance Task Force: March 2008 – December 2010
City of Fayetteville North Carolina Veterans Park Community Advisory Committee: 2007-2008
Fayetteville State University Chancellor’s Advisory Committee: 2005-2006
Trustee, Fayetteville State University, 2010-2013
Trustee, Arts Council of Fayetteville/Sandhills Region; 2006-present, Chair 2010-2011
Board of Directors, Fathers Foundation: 2005-2008
Board of Directors, Methodist University Friends of Music: 2006-2008
Board of Directors, Equality North Carolina: 2012-2016
North Carolina Democratic Party: Delegate (alternate) 2008 Democratic National Convention;
Delegate 2012 Democratic National Convention, Senior Executive Committee North Carolina Democratic Party
Board of Directors North Carolina Justice Center 2015-Present
Board of Directors American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU NC) 2015-Present
North Carolina Commission for Public Health appointed by Governor Roy Cooper. 2017- Present
Linear Park Corporation, City of Fayetteville, ad hoc member, June 2018-present
UDO Task Force, City of Fayetteville, June 2018-present