Dr. James Slyman, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. James Slyman, MD
Dr. James Slyman, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Lexington, NC. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Slyman is affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Oak Ridge, NC |
At least three eye doctors were unable to diagnose the disease I have in both my eyes. My husband and I drove from the Greensboro area to Lexington to see Dr. Slyman, where during the first visit, he diagnosed a hereditary disease in both of my eyes. He referred me to NC Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, and in the past three years, Matt Gigengach, MD has performed a cornea transplant to both eyes. Now my vision is near perfect in both eyes, and I am no longer in pain. Thank you, Dr. Slyman!
Clemmons, NC |
I have been a patient of Dr. Slyman's for more than 30 years. He is an exception doctor and has taken great care of my eyes. The cataract surgery I had went very well, and I feel like I have brand new eyes!
in Fuquay Varina, NC |
This is wonderful practice. The staff are friendly and the doctors give excellent care. I am always seen right away and on time.
in Fuquay Varina, NC |
I have been a patient of Dr. Slyman for over 25 years. From my initial glasses as a child, to contact lenses and regular check ups, I have been blown away by how thorough the care is. During checkups I do not feel rushed, and I know that Dr. Slyman and his staff care enough to spend a little extra time with me each visit. Even so, the wait times have always been very reasonable for me. Dr. Slyman and his team are the only practice I'd trust with my eye care.
in Winston Salem, NC |
Outstanding and compassionate doctor!
in Winston Salem, NC |
Dr. Slyman has been my Opthamologist for over 35 years. I have had several corrective eye surgeries, and I have had annual eye exams during that time. The care I have received over the years leaves me feeling confident and trusting. He provides excellent and thorough examinations. It has been worth the 20 miles one way over theses past years.
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    Wake Forest Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Uab Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Eye Fnd Hosp

    Completed in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery