Eye Clinic

The Central Piedmont Eye Clinic provides comprehensive eye care with one free pair of glasses to uninsured patients in our community.

Appointments are by referral only. Central Piedmont students may apply for services by completing the Single Stop Benefits Screener.

Patients outside of Central Piedmont must be referred by local nonprofits working within the community to service uninsured and low-income patients.

Learn About the Eye Clinic

The Eye Clinic helps train our ophthalmic medical personnel students by providing a real-world, clinical experience. Qualified faculty supervise the students as they provide exams to the public. If the patient needs extensive or ongoing care, our staff will provide referrals to area clinics.

Eye Services

  • full eye exam with dilation

  • fundus photography

  • visual field testing

  • optical services

Become a Patient

All patients will receive a comprehensive medical history reviewed by the clinical assistance. Vision exams, including dilation, are performed by ophthalmic medical personnel students and a trained and licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist. If glasses are prescribed, our clinical opticians will assist in fitting and ordering one pair of glasses, free of charge.


All appointments must be scheduled by calling 704-330-6610. Walk-ins are not accepted.


Patients will be assigned to one of our students, who will conduct the exam while supervised by ophthalmic medical personnel faculty.

Note that exams typically last two or three hours, and you may need more than one appointment.