With a vast range of specializations and skills and admirable backgrounds in eye care, our doctors offer the expertise and professionalism you need when it comes to your eye health. Coastal Eye Clinic is comprised of the best ophthalmologists in the region who care about each and every one of their patients.
Dr. Kenneth Chance has been a leader in the eye care industry for over 35 years. Specializing in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma, Dr. Chance is a trusted expert when it comes to your eyes.
With an impressive background in ophthalmology, Dr. Dean Ouano offers the knowledge and expertise in cornea and refractive surgery, as well as Glaucoma and Cataract surgery. Dr. Ouano remarkably performs overs twelve different procedures at Coastal Eye Clinic including popular DSAEK corneal transplants and INTACS surgery.
Dr. Michele Scott is a skilled Ophthalmology professional specializing in Glaucoma and Cataract surgery. Ophthalomology residency at Wake Forest University and completed a glaucoma fellowship at University of Tennessee, Memphis. Dr. Scott is a trusted specialist when it comes to small incision cataract surgery. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and the American Glaucoma Society.
Having been born and raised in New Mexico, Dr. Cara Hamm made her way to the southeast over the years. Dr. Hamm specializes in Comprehensive Eyecare and Contact Lens Fitting. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Dr. Cara Hamm performs all procedures in the highest standards of professional aptitude.
Dr. Jordan Ridgeway was born and raised here in New Bern. After practicing in Virginia for several years, Dr. Ridgeway returned to New Bern to join Coastal Eye Clinic in 2017. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received clinical training in ocular disease and surgical co-management through the Birmingham VA Medical Center and Georgia Eye Partners of Atlanta.
Dr. Nirvighna Kanjiya, O.D., is from a small town in Central Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Michigan State University and her Doctorate of Optometry from University of Houston. Dr. Kanjiya focuses her clinical practice on primary care, treatment of glaucoma, diagnosis of retinal conditions, diabetic eye exams, and contact lens fittings and management.