Charlotte optometrist Kimberly Douglas

Compassionate Eye Doctor & Patient Educator

Dr. Kimberly M. Douglas is a residency trained optometrist from Raleigh, NC bringing with her knowledge about the latest research and treatment modalities. Dr. Douglas takes her time to answer questions, discuss treatment options and provides thorough eye care. She treats all of her patients like they are family.

She is an active member of several professional organizations and has held an executive board position in the National Optometric Association for the last 4 years. She is a skilled clinician who stays abreast of the latest research and innovations. In her free time, Dr. Douglas is an avid Carolina Tar Heel fan who enjoys being with family, playing the piano, photography, salsa dancing and traveling.


Dr. Douglas is a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her passion for eye care, led her to earn her doctorate in optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2009. Dr. Douglas earned the prestigious honor of being a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Douglas continued her optometric training through a residency at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salisbury, specializing in primary care optometry with heavy emphasis on ocular disease and geriatrics. She has also practiced in the Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia areas providing services ranging from comprehensive eye exams, disease management, and contact lenses.

One of her passions is serving the community through health fairs, vision screenings, and vision education. She takes great pride in patient education and providing top notch care.


  • The University Missouri- St. Louis College of Optometry
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • North Carolina
  • Virginia

Posters and Educational Lectures

  • Poster: Mark, KR, Hamp, AM, Chu, E. “Ocular manifestations of erectile dysfunction medication: Getting more than you bargained for.” SECO. March 2012.
  • Lecture for the NC American Academy of Optometry: “Sickle Cell Disease: Retinal Vascular Occlusion and More.”
  • Lecture: “Foster Kennedy Syndrome”
  • Lecture: “Idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy”
  • Lecture: “Optic pits with serous macular detachment”
  • Lecture: “Choroidal neovascular membranes in exudative age-related macular degeneration”
  • Lecture: “Bilateral macular holes and optical coherence tomography interpretation”
  • Lecture: “Atypical Field of View: Alternative etiologies of progressive visual field loss in a patient with optic nerve head drusen.”

Association and Involvements

  • American Optometric Association
  • National Optometric Association, Director of communications
  • North Carolina State Optometric Society
  • Piedmont Optometric SocietyLinkedIn profile

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