Dr. Kara Ramsey – Eye Doctor in Apex, NC
Dr. Kara Ramsey was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. After graduating from the New England College of Optometry, she and her husband, Lance, relocated to North Carolina. She currently lives in Apex with Lance and their daughter Amelia, and has been taking care of patients in North Carolina since 2009. She is very excited to be serving the Apex/Cary community, which she loves being a part of!
Dr. Kara loves seeing patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. She enjoys taking time to listen to her patients to help develop a better understanding of their lifestyle. With this information, she creates custom recommendations for her patient’s visual needs for the comfort, health, and long term protection of their eyes. She is interested in nutrition and proactively preventing ocular disease through health and lifestyle choices, with special attention to diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. She also works with specialty contact lenses including astigmatism, multifocal, and RGP options.
During her rotations in Optometry school, she worked at the internationally known Perkins School for the Blind, School of Helen Keller. Since this time, she has had a focus on helping patients with low vision improve their functional abilities. She also enjoys working with children and has a passion for detecting issues early to prevent long term vision problems.
Dr. Kara is an enthusiastic volunteer and in 2011, she established a vision clinic at the Raleigh Rescue Mission, providing full eye exams and glasses to hundreds of the Raleigh homeless community. She continues to volunteer there regularly. She also has been on two mission trips to Haiti to provide glasses to rural Haitians, each trip working with a team to give exams to and fit patients with over 1,500 pairs of glasses. She is also a member of the International Lions Club, an organization that provides a broad-range of services to the visually impaired. Dr. Kara coordinates and runs an annual free screening through the Lions Club to screen patients in the community for vision problems and ocular disease.
She is a ten year member of the American Optometric Association and also is a member of the North Carolina Optometric Association.
When she is not examining eyes and enjoying her time at the office, she loves spending time with Amelia and Lance, running, reading, and traveling with her family.