Edith H. Atwell, NCLE, COA

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Manager of Contact Lens Department

Edith H. Atwell, NCLE, COA came to Wilson in 1997 to manage Contact Lens of Wilson, which is a division of Medical Eye Associates. Edie has 20 years of contact lens fitting experience, specializing in both rigid lens fitting for corneal disease, irregular corneas and all aspects of soft lens fitting, both simple and complex.

Edie is a member of the Contact Lens Society of America and holds a National Contact Lens Certification.

NCLE, the National Contact Lens Examiners, certifies those ophthalmic dispensers who fit and work with contact lenses.

An ophthalmic assistant is a person who works with an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) to provide patient care by performing many different eye-related clinical functions. Ophthalmic assistants help ophthalmologists care for patients by taking histories, performing various procedures and tests, and preparing patients to see the doctor. Their work provides the ophthalmologist with important information to help diagnose and treat patients.