About Our Practice

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Founded by James Slyman, MD, FAAO, Davidson Eye Associates was established in 1981 in Lexington, North Carolina, and since that time has redefined the standards of eye care in our area. We were among the first physicians in Davidson County to perform laser surgery, and have expertise in the use of laser technology for treatment of such diseases as glaucoma, retinal problems, secondary cataracts, and diabetic eye disease. Over the years, Davidson Eye Associates has also expanded our services to provide an in-office laser surgical suite.

The doctors of Davidson Eye Associates provide highly-personalized eye care for thousands of patients each year. With offices in Lexington and Midway, our doctors are dedicated to helping adults and children with routine and specialty eye care, including:

  • Annual and routine eye examinations and eye care
  • Pediatric eye evaluation and sports examinations
  • Corrective eyewear including glasses and contacts to suit your individual taste and fashion
  • Treatment of eye injuries and infections
  • Laser and outpatient surgical services for treatment of glaucomadiabetic eye disease, and disorders of the retina
  • Treatment of eye diseases and visual system disorders, including glaucomadiabetic eye disease, and disorders of the retina.
  • Treatment of Dry Eye
  • Cataract diagnosis and treatment assessment

Our physicians and staff offer complete eye care ranging from routine exams, glasses and contact lenses, to eye infections, injuries, and complicated diseases. We also work closely with a variety of other medical specialists to provide you with complete medical and surgical eye care.

Our Mission

Davidson Eye Associates is committed to excellence in providing the highest quality of eye care in a kind, compassionate, caring manner, and in a safe, clean atmosphere. We put ahead of any other interests, the welfare of each and every patient, and will always act professionally in the best interest of patients. Care will be given in a dignified and confidential manner. No one will be denied care on the basis of race, ethnic background, creed, or physical challenges. Davidson Eye Associates strives to be a major voice regarding indigent health care issues, while exercising (when necessary or called upon) leadership roles with other health care organizations in the development of health care policy, both at the local level and beyond. Davidson Eye Associates will remain involved in all aspects of community wellness and is committed to be a significant resource for leadership and education.


Appointments can be made by calling the office during routine office hours or requested via email by using our contact page. When using the email service, simply state your name and contact information. Someone will then call you back to schedule your appointment. Please do not send any sensitive information via email as the email service is not secure.

When making an appointment by telephone, please state the exact nature of your visit so that an appropriate amount of time can be scheduled. If you are having a complete eye examination, please allow one and a half to two hours for your visit and make arrangements for someone to drive you home, as your pupils will be dilated when you leave our office. We ask that all children under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian to each visit.

Fees and Insurance

In order to control our costs, we ask that you be prepared to pay for services rendered at the time of your office visit, unless previous arrangements are made. We accept personal checks, cash, and most credit cards.

We are happy to assist our patients in filing insurance. We participate in most major insurance plans, including Medicare and MedicaidWe also accept Medicare assignment. Please call our insurance department for further questions concerning your insurance plan.


For after hours and weekend emergencies, call 336-243-2436 for instructions regarding how to reach a doctor on call.