Coronavirus Update, August 31, 2021

Due to the town of Cary’s mask mandate, we are now requiring mask in the office.

We are continuing with our extra cleaning protocols in between patients.  Thank you for your patience as we all work through this pandemic.


Masks are no longer required at Cary Eye Center if you have been vaccinated.  If you have not been vaccinated, masks are strongly recommended.

We are continuing with our extra cleaning protocols in between patients.  Thank you for your patience as we have all worked through this pandemic.


We are fully open at Cary Eye Center.  Since May/June, we have resumed all of our services including cataract, laser, and eyelid surgeries, as well as routine and medical exams.  Patients are allowed to come in with their families.  You must bring and wear a mask while in the office.  If you are sick or have possibly been recently exposed, please reschedule your visit for a later time.

We continue to clean in between patients, wear masks, social distance, and we have some new plastic barriers used during eye examinations.  We will continue these policies for the foreseeable future.  We look forward to reducing these requirements when it is medically appropriate to do so.


After being closed about 4 weeks, we are beginning to re-open.  In April, we are now seeing patients in their 50s and 60s and younger for medical visits.  Beginning May 4, we will be open for all ages and will be resuming routine visits as well.  Please wear a mask when you come for your appointment.  We continue to see urgent/emergent eye problems for patients of any age.

We are not able to see COVID-19 patients, so if you have a fever, cough, flu symptoms, contact with a sick person, or travel within 14 days, please call your primary care doctor or local emergency room for instructions.

We are:  1) Having one patient at a time in the office, without family, 2) Social Distancing, 3) Wearing masks, and 4) Disinfecting surfaces more frequently.  If you still wish to stay at home, we can easily do a TeleHealth video visit or phone call, which can be useful for a variety of situations.

Thank you for supporting Cary Eye Center, and we will continue to provide excellent eye care as safely as possible during this Coronavirus Pandemic.


Please call us for the latest information during this viral pandemic at 919 322-1995. If no one is able to pick up, press one (1) and leave a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible. Our schedule and situation may change on a daily/weekly basis.

Cary Eye Center closed for normal business from March 19 th through April 3rd . We apologize for the inconvenience during this unprecedented outbreak. We hope to reopen for normal business some time in April, to be determined later based on current conditions.

We are now offering TeleHealth visits with Dr. O’Neal, which can be done using your phone or computer. The staff at Cary Eye Center can get you set up for this in about 5 minutes. We are generally able to see patients for emergency conditions; please call us to discuss. Immediate care can also be obtained at an Urgent Care or Emergency Room location.

Thank you for your patience. We look forward to returning to normal patient care activities soon and wish you good health.


As you know, the United States is in a State of Emergency due to the Wuhan novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) which can cause serious lung disease (COVID-19) and even death.  Cary Eye Center is committed to protecting staff and patients as well as we can during this period.  If you have a fever, shortness of breath, any Flu-like symptoms, or have any exposure to a known COVID-19 case, please call to reschedule your appointment.

Please also consult the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services for more information.  You may also call 866 462-3821 for more information or click here:  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or for questions about testing

Our schedule may vary during this time frame, so please be patient and call us to confirm your appointment and the status of our office, at 919 322-1995.  The specific measures we are using to reduce this risk of spread include:  1).  Disinfection of surfaces after every patient, 2).  Spreading out of appointments with no crowds of patients in the waiting area, 3). No sick appointments, and 4). Having a spacious office.  We anticipate remaining open during this crisis, but things may change on a daily basis, so please call us with any questions.  We wish you good health and look forward to getting through this challenge together.