Hilary Cox, OD


Dr. Hilary Cox, OD was raised in a small, southwest Kansas town. In 2008, she graduated summa cum laude from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Physics. In 2012, Dr. Cox graduated with honors from Southern College Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, completing externships studying ocular disease and specialty contact lenses at Malcolm Randall VA in Gainesville, Florida, and in primary care here in Wilmington. Before coming to Wilmington Eye, Dr. Cox spent five years in private practice in Swansboro, North Carolina. Her work there included glaucoma and diabetic management, contact lenses, pre- and post-operative care and treatment of both anterior and posterior segment disease.

At Wilmington Eye, Dr. Cox focuses on the evaluation and treatment of pediatric strabismus, amblyopia and primary eye care. She also performs specialty contact lens evaluations, emergency care, and comprehensive eye exams for both children and adults. She is committed to providing compassionate eye care to patients of all ages. Dr. Cox takes great pride in helping patients and their family thoroughly understand the condition of their eyes and believes that a well-educated patient is a healthier patient every time.

Dr. Cox is a current member of the American Optometric Association, as well as the North Carolina Optometric Society. Dr. Cox has a heart for mission work and has participated in many medical missions locally with Lions Club International, nationally with Remote Area Volunteer Corps, and overseas with the SVOSH organization. She spends her free time enjoying outdoor sports, especially volleyball and surfing.

Preventive Eye Care

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“This is one of the best run practices I have ever used and puts other practices to shame. They have always been responsive, caring and professional in my care and I am eternally grateful for the care I received when I was in so much pain. Dr. Cox and all the supporting staff were so caring and responsive to me and gave me just what I needed to make me feel better and heal my eye.”

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