Lee J. Raykovicz, O.D.

Meet Dr. Raykovicz, General Eye Care & Contacts Lens Specialist

Lee J. Raykovicz, O.D. comes to Providence Eye & Laser Specialists with over 20 years of optometric experience having been in Charlotte since 2003. Dr. Raykovicz’s depth and breadth of experience in the area of dry eye, contacts lenses, as well as LASIK and PRK post-operative care enables him to provide the outstanding medical care that Providence Eye in known for.

Upon receiving his Doctorate of Optometry at The New England College of Optometry, Dr. Raykovicz completed his residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the State University of New York College of Optometry. This extra year of training provided the basis for expertise in specialty contact lenses for conditions such as Keratoconus, and other corneal disease and conditions. He is one of the few optometrists in the region with this extra training and expertise. Dr. Raykovicz was carefully selected not only for his impressive credentials but also for the quality patient relationships that he is known to establish.

In 1999 Dr. Raykovicz joined the faculty of the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was Director of Contact Lens Services within the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Department. He was on medical school faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he lectured extensively and taught medical school residents. At the Wilmer Eye Institute, patients from across the world entrusted their care to him including many celebrities, politicians, and dignitaries. 

In 2003, Dr. Raykovicz moved to Charlotte and has worked at a large refractive surgery center and a general ophthalmology practice. 


  • New England College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Certificate in the Business of Medicine
  • Cornea and Contact Lens Residency, State University of New York, State College of Optometry
  • State University of New York, College at Oswego, Bachelor of Arts, Biology


  • Licensed Therapeutic Optometrist in North and South Carolina
  • American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry

Recognition, Membership & Awards

  • Piedmont Optometric Society

I believe in clear, honest, and respectful communication with my patients. It is my great privilege to have developed many wonderful and enriching relationships with those who have entrusted their eye care with me. I strive to be the best I can be each and every day.

Lee J. Raykovicz, O.D.

Dr. Raykovicz grew up in the Binghamton, NY area. After completing his undergraduate work in Oswego, NY, his postgraduate education and optometric training gradually took him East and South with stops in Boston, New York City and Maryland. In 2003, Dr. Raykovicz moved to Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children. Dr. Raykovicz enjoys all kinds of sports and still plays softball in a local league. He especially enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures and food with his wife and two kids.