Glaucoma Services at Asheville Eye Associates

William L. Haynes, M.D.


William L. Haynes

As a fellowship trained specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, Dr. Haynes is committed to providing patients in western NC excellence in glaucoma care.  Dr. Haynes specializes in medical, laser, and surgical treatments for glaucoma as well as cataract and implant surgery. As a specialist focusing on glaucoma, he is skilled in laser treatment for glaucoma (SLT) as well as surgical glaucoma treatments including trabeculectomy and tube implant surgery.

Dr. Haynes is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University. He graduated from Duke University Medical School where he received the Hewlett-Packard Award for academic achievement. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He completed his residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Haynes is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is an Assistant Consulting Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center and the Asheville VA Medical Center. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.  Dr. Haynes has practiced at Asheville Eye Associates since 1993.  He has been named among the Top Doctors in America for 2013 and 2014 by Best Doctors, Inc., a survey of more than 45,000 doctors in the U.S. who anonymously vote for the Top Doctors in America.  Dr. Haynes is among only 5% of physicians in America selected for this prestigious honor.

Location:  Dr. Haynes sees patients at our 8 Medical Park Drive office in Asheville.

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James D. Crandall, M.D.


James D. Crandall, M.D.

Dr. Crandall is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in medical, surgical and laser treatments for glaucoma and other conditions of the eye including cataracts and intraocular lens implants. He received his Master of Science degree and his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed his internship at the University of Virginia Internal Medicine Program at Carillion Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. After a residency in Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia, where he served as Chief Resident, Dr. Crandall completed his glaucoma fellowship at Emory University Eye Center, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Crandall is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Glaucoma Society. After his fellowship training, Dr. Crandall served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky, Department of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Section. Dr. Crandall joined Asheville Eye Associates in 2007. He sees patients primarily in our Hendersonville office, and also at our 8 Medical Park Drive Office and the Asheville Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Location: Dr. Crandall sees patients at our Hendersonville office, located at 2311 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville.

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Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease which occurs when there is increased fluid pressure within the eye. In patients with glaucoma, the fluid within the eye doesn’t drain properly. If glaucoma is not treated, the increased pressure can cause irreversible damage to the optic nerve that can result in permanent vision loss. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. Many people with glaucoma may not be aware they have the disease because there are no symptoms in the early stages of glaucoma.

Early Diagnosis can prevent vision loss

Glaucoma can be detected during your regular eye exam by your eye care physician and treatment recommended. That is why regular eye exams are recommended for all people over the age of 40. Asheville Eye Associates offers Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), an advance diagnostic technology that allows for earlier detection of glaucoma than traditional testing options. Schedule an eye exam at Asheville Eye Associates so you can meet with our physicians. CLICK HERE TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT. Or call our office at (828)258-1586.

Who is at risk to develop glaucoma?

Glaucoma affects almost 4 million Americans. Anyone can develop glaucoma, but you are more likely to develop glaucoma if you:

  • Are African-American
  • Have family members with glaucoma
  • Have diabetes
  • Have had a serious eye injury in the past
  • Take corticosteroid medications
  • Have a history of high eye pressures
  • Are over 35 years of age