Dr. Lee A. Wiley is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist and cataract surgeon who specializes in traditional and laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), cornea and cornea transplants, external disease, refractive eye surgery including LASIK, and EVO implantable contact lens surgery. Dr. Wiley received his Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from West Virginia University with a minor in Italian Studies. His Internship in internal medicine was at West Virginia University Hospitals. His ophthalmology residency was at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with affiliations at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. He served as chief resident from 2018-2019. His fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive surgery was at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Wiley has been published in medical literature and has given numerous local, regional, and national lectures on corneal disease and surgical techniques.

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Dr. Wiley has served on two international surgical mission trips in Central America affiliated with the Lions Club and Restore Sight, Inc. He served those in need in San Miguel, El Salvador; and Comayagua, Honduras; with an emphasis in treating cataract and pterygium.

In college, Dr. Wiley was captain of the WVU Club Lacrosse team and a nationally competitive snowboarder. Today, in his free time, Dr. Wiley enjoys cycling, snowboarding, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Wiley practices in our Pineville (10405 Centrum Parkway, Pineville, NC) and Steele Creek (13532 Steelecroft Parkway, Charlotte, NC) offices. To make an appointment with him, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.

Education & Fellowship

Bachelor of the Arts: Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude, Minor: Italian Studies, Honors College and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University 2007-2011

Doctor of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2011-2015

Transitional Year Residency Program, West Virginia University, 2015-2016

Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2016-2019
Affiliated with Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati VA Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cole Eye Institute, 2019-2020

Associations & Memberships

Admissions committee member - University of Cincinnati Ophthalmology Residency Program, 2017

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2017-Present

American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2016-Present
Advocacy Ambassador – Sponsored by the Ohio Ophthalmological Society, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa Society – Alpha Chapter of West Virginia University, 2011-Present

Featured Procedures

Refractive Cataract Surgery including multifocal and toric lenses for those desiring independence from glasses

Laser Vision Correction including state-of-the-art bladeless femtosecond LASIK and PRK

Corneal Transplantation and partial thickness corneal transplantation (DSAEK and DMEK).

Corneal Crosslinking for non-invasive treatment of early-moderate keratoconus

Pterygium removal


-UC Ophthalmology Best Resident Research Presentation, 06/2019

-Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Commendation Award, "In recognition of the heroic actions to save the life an entrapped victim without regard to his own safety," 2008

Community Involvement

Dr. Wiley discusses corneal transplants on The Daily Two.


Dr. Lee Wiley is a very caring person and physician.     - Ena C.
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I'm so happy with my cataract treatment from Dr. Lee Wiley.     - Rodica T.
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Wiley, Lee A., Randleman, J. Bradley. Topography-Guided Custom Ablation Photorefractive Keratectomy Treatment of Irregular Astigmatism Resulting from Decentered Smile. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(11):766-771

Wiley L, Bridge DR, Wiley LA, Odom JV, Elliott T, Olson JC. Bacterial Biofilm Diversity in Contact Lens-Related Disease: Emerging Role of Achromobacter, Stenotrophomonas and Delftia. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2012, Jun 22:53(7):3896-905

Wiley LA. Granulomatous Immune Response to Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Cleveland Clinic Department of Ophthalmology Lecture, March 4, 2020.

Wiley LA. Topography guided PRK after SMILE. Cleveland Clinic Department of Ophthalmology Lecture, November 27, 2019 and CEENTA OD Grand Rounds February 29, 2020.

Wiley LA, Bruce C. International Cataract Surgery, A Short-Term Missions Perspective in Central America: Technical and Logistical Considerations, and Case Reports. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology Lecture, Cincinnati, OH, May 8, 2019.

Wiley LA, Pierson K, Holland EJ. Refractive Outcomes and Higher Order Aberrations after Nano-Thin Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (NT-DSAEK) Vs. Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). Paper Presentation, ASCRS - San Diego California. May 6, 2019, and UC Dept. of Ophthalmology Annual Research Symposium May 11, 2019

Kurji K, Wiley LA, Cheung A, Sarnicola E, Eslani M, Patel S, Govil A, Holland EJ. Incidence and Severity of Glaucoma Drainage devices and Ocular Surface Stem Cell Transplantation. Paper Presentation, ASCRS – Washington, DC. April 16, 2018

Correa Z, Dixon S, Manry M, Motley WW, Wiley LA. Mid-Year Forum 2017 Update. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds – Sponsored by the Ohio Ophthalmological Society.

Wiley, LA. An Unusual case of Lamellar Keratitis after Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK). University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Lecture, Cincinnati, OH, September 27, 2017

Wiley, LA. Pathologic Perspective on a Misdiagnosed Case of Sebaceous Cell Carcinoma. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology Lecture, February 15, 2017

Fish S, Wiley LA, Nour Aly, Cho R, Cook S, Flannery J, Gwynne M, Narendra D, Patel K. Transparent Access to Linked “K” aregivers (T.A.L.K.) Initiative. WVU GME Week 4th Annual Quality Improvement Fair – People’s Choice Best Poster. May 25, 2016.

Wiley LA, Whittington A, Realini A. Clinical Relevance of the Expanded Brief Health Literacy Survey in an Outpatient Glaucoma Setting. WVU Annual E.J. Van Liere Memorial Convocation and HSC Research Day. Morgantown, WV. March 4, 2016

Wiley LA, Lempert NL. Repeated Computed Tomographic Scans in Transferred Trauma Patients: Utility of Internet-Based Image Archiving Software. WVU Dept. of Orthopaedics Resident Research Symposium. Morgantown, WV. May 16, 2014

Wiley LA, Groat C. A Series of Ocular Trauma Cases Caused by Industrial Materials under High Pressure. WVU Annual E.J.Van Liere Memorial Convocation and HSC Research Day. Morgantown, WV February 28, 2014

Wiley L, McAllister M, Wiley LA, Elliott T, Bridge D, Odom JV, Olson J. Biofilm Bacterial Diversity: Association with Disease Severity in Contact Lens Related Keratitis. The Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) National Conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL. May 5, 2011

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