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Michael Mendsen, OD
Beth Friedland, MD
Beth Friedland, MD

Dr. Michael Mendsen is an American Board of Optometry board-certified optometrist who specializes in contact lenses, comprehensive eye care exams, management of complex refractive and binocular vision problems. Dr. Beth Friedland is an American Board of Ophthalmology board-certified ophthalmologist with expertise in ocular surface optimization, dry eye pharmacology, ocular toxicology and ocular pharmacology.  Both Drs. Mendsen and Friedland provide a full range of contact lens services, from evaluating first-time wearers for routine fittings, to very complex contact lens management of post-surgical conditions, such as corneal transplant. 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.

To schedule an appointment at UNC Kittner Eye Center in Chapel Hill with Dr. Mendsen, please call 984-974-2020.