The Eye Center Burlington
Independent Doctor of Optometry
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The Eye Center is committed to providing comprehensive, gentle, quality eye care services in a comfortable, family-oriented environment. We emphasize personal care that provides treatment for visual problems as well as recognizing what our patient...
The Eye Center is committed to providing comprehensive, gentle, quality eye care services in a comfortable, family-oriented environment. We emphasize personal care that provides treatment for visual problems as well as recognizing what our patients eyes tell us about their overall health. Dr. Kevin Ritter and Dr. Naheed Kassam are proud to serve the Burlington community for the last 10 years. We strive for exceptional care for all our patients!
- Contact Lens Examination
- Contact Lens Fittings
- Same Day Exams
- Walk-in Exams
- Clarifye - Digital eye exam that shows you more
- Digital Retinal Imaging
- Medical Eye Exams
- Computer Vision
- Contact Lens Exams
- Eye Exam Starting Fee $119.00
- Contact Lens Starting Fee $199.00 Includes Fitting Fee,Includes Eyeglass Exam
- Dilation Fee $30.00
- Retinal Imaging Fee $39.00
We accept most insurances, including:
- BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF NC
- COMMUNITY EYE CARE
- ENVOLVE (OPTICARE)
- BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF NC
- COMMUNITY EYE CARE
- ENVOLVE (OPTICARE)
- FEDERAL BCBS
- SPECTERA / UNITED HEALTH CARE
- SUPERIOR VISION PLAN
- American Express
- Lenscrafters Credit Card
- Care Credit
The Eye Center Burlington
927 Boston Drive
, North Carolina 27215
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Mon||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tue||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wed||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thu||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Fri||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Sat||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
The Eye Center Burlington is the local eye doctor to see for all of your eye care needs in Burlington, NC. As your local Burlington optometrist, The Eye Center Burlington can help diagnose, treat, and detect subtle changes in your eyes year over year. Come visit our offices at 927 Boston Drive Burlington, NC 27215 and let us help you see and look your best. Our doctors are here to provide the professional eye care near you, to guarantee you have the clearest vision. Call today to schedule an appointment for your annual eye exam.
Dr. Kevin Ritter
Dr. Ritter is a native of North Carolina who enjoys spending his free time with his wife and son, watching the TarHeels play football in Kenan Stadium, being active in his local church, and working in his vegetable garden.
- After practicing optometry for almost nine years in the Hillsborough/Chapel Hill area, Dr. Kevin Ritter joined The Eye Center in April 2014. He received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill
- North Carolina Licensed Optometrist
Dr. Mojgan Besharat
Contact Lens Fitting Specialist. Ocular Disease Specialist. Doctor Besharat takes great pride in her work. She believes in educating the patient regarding their eye health, allowing the individual to make the proper decision in caring for their eyes. She is an avid believer of preventative care. Doctor Besharat derives great joy in caring for those individuals who are at the greatest need for healthcare. She has been involved in the past five years with the One Sight program, providing free eye care to those individuals with little or no income.
- Bachelor of Science achieved at the University of Maryland
- Doctorate of Optometry achieved at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Dr. Naheed Kassam
Contact Lens Specialist Refractive Surgery Specialist Ocular Disease Specialist Dr. Kassam finds satisfaction by getting to know his patients while diagnosing and treating their vision problems. Dr. Kassam grew up in Alberta, Canada. He could not resist moving to North Carolina once he realized how accommodating, kind, and friendly North Carolinians are. When not with patients, Dr. Kassam is outdoors. He enjoys running, volleyball, basketball and Hurricanes HOCKEY. Dr. Kassam has to say that his main obsession is h
- OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
- University of Alberta
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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY EYE EXAM?
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY EYE EXAM?1
You should bring your vision insurance and medical insurance information to your eye exam. If you currently wear any prescription lenses, bring your eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. You should also bring any and all questions you may have. Contact your optometrist if you have specific questions about any additional items you think you may need to bring to your eye exam.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EYE EXAM AND A VISION SCREENING?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EYE EXAM AND A VISION SCREENING?1
A comprehensive eye exam is administered by an optometrist and can detect not only vision problems but problems with eye health and general health as well. A vision screening is typically performed by a general medical practitioner such as a pediatrician or a nurse. While a vision screening can help identify vision issues, it can miss many important issues that a comprehensive eye exam can identify. This is why everyone is encouraged to get annual eye exams. Schedule your eye exam today.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN AN EYE EXAM?
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN AN EYE EXAM?1
An eye exam involves a series of simple but comprehensive tests that allow your optometrist to assess your vision and your eye health. Your optometrist will discuss the results of your eye exam with you and determine the right prescription to help you to see your best.
IS A CONTACT LENS EXAM DIFFERENT THAN AN EYE EXAM?
IS A CONTACT LENS EXAM DIFFERENT THAN AN EYE EXAM?1
A normal, comprehensive eye exam will allow your optometrist to determine if your eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses. During your contact lens fitting, detailed measurements of your eyes will be taken to determine the right contact lenses for you. There is an additional fee for a contact lens fitting and evaluation for all contact lens patients (both new and established patients). Schedule your eye exam today to have all of your questions about contact lenses answered.
WHY SHOULD I GET AN EYE EXAM?
WHY SHOULD I GET AN EYE EXAM?1
An annual eye exam involves more than just updating your glasses or contact prescription. A comprehensive eye exam can also detect eye health issues as well as general health problems. Conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected in early stages through an eye exam, and this can result in early treatment. Schedule your annual eye exam today.
CAN EYE EXAMS DETECT OTHER HEALTH ISSUES?
CAN EYE EXAMS DETECT OTHER HEALTH ISSUES?1
Eye exams can detect eye health issues such as glaucoma and cataracts. Eye exams can also detect general health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. This is why eye exams are an important part of health maintenance for everyone regardless of age or vision correction needs. Schedule your annual eye exam today.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE AN OPTOMETRIST?
WHEN SHOULD I SEE AN OPTOMETRIST?1
You should see an optometrist once a year whether or not you believe you need vision correction. An annual eye exam can detect not only eye diseases but also other diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Schedule your eye exam today.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN AN OPTOMETRIST TREAT?
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN AN OPTOMETRIST TREAT?1
An optometrist can treat vision problems like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. An optometrist also often treats common eye problems like dry eye syndrome and eye infections. An optometrist can also treat chronic eye diseases such as glaucoma. Optometrists are trained to detect and diagnose all eye problems and eye diseases. Schedule an eye exam today if you are experiencing any problems with your eyes or your vision.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE OPTOMETRIST?
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE OPTOMETRIST?1
At your optometrist appointment, your optometrist usually will check your eye health and evaluate your vision. After the exam, your optometrist will discuss your vision health and the right prescription for you. Your optometrist can also answer any questions you have about your eye health, eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, and contact lenses. Schedule your eye exam today.
HOW DOES MY VISION CHANGE WITH AGE?
HOW DOES MY VISION CHANGE WITH AGE?1
Changes in vision that occur with age include reduced pupil size, dry eyes, loss of peripheral vision, decreased color vision, and vitreous detachment. The most common vision problem that comes with age is presbyopia, which is the normal and unavoidable age-related loss of focusing ability. Different types of lenses can provide help for presbyopia. The risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy increases with age too. Your optometrist will discuss any age-related vision problems you’re experiencing at your next annual eye exam.
WHAT IS A REFRACTION TEST?
WHAT IS A REFRACTION TEST?1
Your optometrist uses a refraction test to determine your exact eyeglasses prescription. Through showing you a series of lens choices through a device called a phoropter, your optometrist determines the amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism that you have and the lenses needed to correct these vision problems.
WHO CAN WEAR CONTACT LENSES?
WHO CAN WEAR CONTACT LENSES?1
Nearly anyone who needs vision correction can wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can provide vision correction for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of these issues. Finding the perfect lens for you is sometimes a process of trial and error. All of the lens parameters can be finalized only after you’ve worn the successful combination. Schedule an eye exam to talk with your optometrist about whether contact lenses would be a good vision correction option for you.
HOW DOES AN OPTOMETRIST TEST MY EYES?
HOW DOES AN OPTOMETRIST TEST MY EYES?1
An optometrist uses several tests and tools to evaluate your eye health and your vision. Your eye exam usually will include a glaucoma test, a retinal screening, a visual field screening, an extraocular muscle test, and a refraction test. The results of these screenings and tests help your optometrist evaluate your vision and overall eye health.
HOW IS VISION MEASURED?
HOW IS VISION MEASURED?1
Vision is measured through a series of tests performed at an eye exam. Visual acuity is commonly measured by a series of two numbers, the first number representing the distance from which a person can clearly see something, and the second number representing the distance from which a person with normal vision can see that same thing. This measurement is typically obtained during an eye exam by having a person read from an eye chart with various sizes of letters.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS GLASSES?
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS GLASSES?1
Taking your child to an optometrist for an eye exam is the best way to learn if your child needs glasses. Many children who need glasses aren’t aware that they do. Signs of vision problems in children include sitting too close to the television, squinting, sensitivity to light, difficulty with eye-hand coordination, and avoiding visual activities like reading and drawing. To see if your child needs glasses, schedule your child’s eye exam today.
YOUR ANNUAL EYE EXAM IS A HEALTHY START TO THE YEAR
A healthier new year starts with healthy eyes, and there’s no better time to schedule your yearly eye exam as your benefits may have renewed*. Not only do we accept most vision insurance plans for eye exams, but glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses may all be covered under your plan as well. We can help you get the most out of your Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars, to save more at the end of the day. We deliver the latest innovation for a precise picture of your eye health. You can trust us to provide expert eye exams with personalized care all year long. Start a healthy new year by scheduling your eye exam online today. *Insurance plans may vary. Check your benefits for more details.
CLARIFYE - The Digital Eye Exam That Shows You More
We focus on your eyes, but we are also committed to your overall health. The CLARIFYE digital eye exam provides an advanced and precise eye care experience for your best vision, can pinpoint changes in your eye health over time, and can tailor prescriptions for day and night. This state-of-the-art digital eye exam technology can also help me diagnose health problems like diabetes and glaucoma. Your visits will be different from now on. CLARIFYE helps reduce the ‘which is better 1 or 2’ guesswork of traditional eye exam methods for most patients. CLARIFYE maps the unique fingerprint of your eyes, and you will leave knowing you have a precisely pinpointed, customized prescription and a new insight into your health.