A child's eye that has the lens removed is called "aphakic." In order to visually rehabilitate the eye, Aphakia is usually treated using glasses or a contact lens which focus light on the back of the eye and promote visual development. The video resources below were created to assist parents caring for children with Aphakia, especially regarding the proper insertion, removal, and sterilization techniques for their contact lenses.

Aphakia Care Guide: Contacts and Your Child

For questions or emergencies:

  • Call 919-681-3937 during regular business hours for non-emergent issues
  • Call 919-684-8111 to request the ophthalmology resident on call for emergent issues