Dr. Edward Paul, OD

Dr. Edward Paul, OD

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174 reviews

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Dr. Edward Paul is known for his independence and tenacity when it comes to finding treatments for so-called “incurable” eye diseases. He also has a hard-earned reputation as one of the world’s leading authorities on macular degeneration and nutritional medicine. Often years ahead of the conventional medical establishment, he has evaluated, researched, formulated, and written about treatments and cures for various eye diseases – ranging from cataracts and macular degeneration to dry eye syndrome. Dr. Paul is the developer and researcher behind TOZAL, a nutritional supplement that improves vision in patients with macular degeneration and relieves dry eye symptoms. Dr. Paul’s supplement is the exclusive formula used in the landmark TOZAL Study which was published in 2007 in the British medical journal BMC Ophthalmology. The TOZAL Study demonstrated that 77% of macular degeneration patients who took the supplement for six months experienced stabilization (no further deterioration) and/or improved vision. For more than 20 years Dr. Paul has been helping people to see better and live healthier lives by recommending the best of conventional medicine combined with the most powerful natural and alternative approaches. Dr. Paul holds multiple U.S. and foreign patents on pharmaceutical agents and medical devices used in the treatment of eye diseases and systemic disorders. Dr. Paul is an experienced clinician, researcher and educator and serves as a visiting professor at St. Luke’s University School of Medicine. He was recently chosen as one of “America’s Top Optometrists” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. In addition to this, he won the 2009 “Best of Wilmington” award in the category of eyecare physicians. Dr. Paul is one of only 30 eye doctors in the world to be recognized as a Fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists. He is a 1986 graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, where he received a Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.), and also holds a second doctorate, a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.), in Nutrition. Dr. Paul also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for AmeriSciences, a leading nutritional supplement company that provides the vitamins for NASA and the astronauts. Dr. Paul is author of several books, including Conquering Macular Degeneration (available from Amazon.com) and has just released his latest book 101 Great Ways to Health. He serves as a contributing author to several national magazine publishers, including Rodale Press, publishers of Prevention magazine. In 2005, Dr. Paul was appointed Honorary Consul of Belize by the Belizean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is an accredited diplomat recognized by the US Department of State....See Less

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1613 Military Cutoff Rd

Wilmington, NC 28403
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Edward Paul and his staff invite you to experience an entirely new kind of eye care ... individually tailored to meet your needs.  Whether you are interested in the latest designer eye wear or laser vision correction, you can trust us to consult you on every aspect of your treatment.  It's an empowering approach that minimizes stress and maximizes results - all provided in a warm, comfortable atmosphere.
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Specialties

  • Optometry
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Optometry
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Board Certifications

Dr. Paul does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharochalasis
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Hazy Vision
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypotropia
  • Iritis
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Meibomitis
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • North Carolina Macular Dystrophy
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Convergence Spasm
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinopathy
  • Severe Myopia
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Watering Eyes

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Procedures

  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

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.

Education

  • Southern College of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Paul has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Paul's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paul to family and friends
5
based on 175 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Paul's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Wilmington, NC |
Dr Paul is very informative and helpful. He makes sure all your concerns are answered. He stays very current on new treatments and tools for low vision. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
in Salemburg, NC |
It is difficult to express in words what a difference Dr Paul has made in my life. My vision had declined until I could no longer read even large print, which not only took away my joy of reading, it also made daily life very difficult. My eyes are also very sensitive to light and the bright sun makes mobility very difficult. Dr Paul worked with me to help meet my individual needs. I now am able to read, walk outside, & see the scenery as I travel with my family! I highly recommend for all ages!
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Dr. Paul accepts 5 insurance carriers
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