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Direct Care FAQ

What is Direct Care?

Direct care is meant to be accessible to everyday people, it’s a way of putting patients and doctors back together.

All patients, insured or uninsured, are welcome.  Prices are fair and transparent; the doctor is available to you. Payment is by cash, check, charge, or HSA/FSA.


Will I be able to use my insurance?

Absolutely!  We will file for you as out of network providers.  You’ll receive your insurance check in the mail.


How does it work?

Eye care simplified.  No worrying about what insurance covers.  Just overall lower prices, better care and service.  Patients pay in cash, check, credit card, or with HSA/FSA funds.


What are the advantages?

You can expect the highest quality care at our office, without compromise.  As much time with Dr. Ramsey as you need.  No wait times.  My team and I work for you, not the insurance companies.

With the direct care system, we’re able to spend more time with you and your family, lower our prices, perform additional testing at no charge, see you back for follow-ups without charging you additional fees, and provide the best prescription eye wear at a fair price without any restrictions.


Got a late night red eye and not sure if you should go to the Emergency Room?

Give Dr. Kara a call. She is available 24/7 for any eye emergencies. In most cases, Dr. Kara can treat it and save you an ER bill.


What about people who can’t afford eye care?

Dr. Ramsey and the EyeCare for You team work with both the Raleigh Rescue Mission and Prevent Blindness North Carolina.   We reserve time in our schedule each month to provide services and materials to the homeless from the Raleigh Rescue Mission to help them get back on their feet.  We also provide services and materials to patients in collaboration with Prevent Blindness NC, a nonprofit based out of Raleigh whose mission is to reach high risk people before blindness strikes.