About Our Practice

Visionaries and Pioneers in Eye Care Treatment and Technology

At Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic, we provide a full range of eye care services; from routine eye exams to cataracts and Laser surgery. We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure our patients have access to the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic treatments available, while also assuring patient safety and comfort at all times.

Since first opening our doors in 1975, Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic has pioneered a number of “firsts” for patients in the Cape Fear region.

  • Dr. Kesler implanted the first intraocular lens and performed the first visually successful corneal transplant in southeastern North Carolina.
  • Dr. Kesler was the first in the area to use a laser to treat glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Dr. Allen was the first female surgeon in Wilmington, as well as the first female ophthalmologist.

The physicians at Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic are dedicated visionaries and regional leaders in eye care treatment. Special interests include cataract surgery with lens implantation, glaucoma diagnosis and management, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, corneal transplantation, refractive surgery, and routine and specialty contact lens fitting.

Singularly Focused on Patient Care

Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic is the premier ophthalmology practice in southeastern North Carolina, and our dedicated team shares a single focus. We provide the highest quality eye care to patients of all ages and throughout all stages of life. Our ophthalmologists have expertise in all phases of surgical and medical eye care.

Our doctors were trained at top academic eye institutions in the United States. These academic affiliations continue today, ensuring our doctors are always on the leading edge of the most advanced technologies and treatments available – and also the safest and most comfortable for our patients.

Coastal Carolina Eye offers exceptional care in two convenient locations in Wilmington. Our offices, just like our staff, are relaxed and welcoming. And for your added convenience we offer the latest eyewear fashions in our on-site Optical Shop at our Medical Center Drive location.

We are committed to providing the highest quality,
comprehensive eye care in a compassionate manner.