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Michael Mendsen, ODMichael Mendsen, O.D.

Our faculty optometrist Dr. Michael Mendsen specializes in contact lenses, comprehensive eye care exams, management of complex refractive and binocular vision problems. He provides  a full range of contact lens services in , from evaluating first-time wearers for routine fittings, to very complex contact lens management of post-surgical conditions including corneal transplant patients. Dr. Mendsen’s specialty areas in contact lens fittings and evaluations include nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, colored lenses, bifocals, and specialty medical fits for conditions such as keratoconus, corneal transplants, and corneal trauma.


Patients who have been examined at UNC Ophthalmology can order contact lenses using the following website:

The contact lens prescription is considered expired if the last eye exam at the UNC Kittner Eye Center was greater than one year ago. Patients order with a credit card and the lenses are shipped to an address provided by the patient.