Dr. James Slyman, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
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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.

2 Hospital Dr

Lexington, NC 27292

Contact Information

(336) 243-2436

Dr. James Slyman, MD

Dr. James Slyman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dry Eyes
more than 80% of peers
more than 84% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 79% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

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


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Wake Forest Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Uab Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Eye Fnd Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Slyman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Slyman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Slyman to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Slyman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 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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Dr. Slyman accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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