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Charlene Lillian James

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology


Dr. Charlene James is an optometrist who works in the comprehensive clinic at Duke Eye Center. In her practice she enjoys providing comprehensive eye care which includes screening for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. She also provides post-operative care for those undergoing cataract surgery and contact lens evaluations.

She is passionate about promoting eye health and educating her patients on the importance of taking care of their eyes and in turn their overall health.

Dr. James enjoys sharing information on how improving overall health will influence and keep the visual system healthy.She has always been interested in the healthcare field and decided to become an optometrist after realizing the impact we can have on the lives of our patients through improving vision. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology · 2021 - Present Ophthalmology, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Indiana University at Bloomington · 2009 O.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2005 B.S.