Optical Shop

Frame Selection
It is our goal to help you find the most comfortable, affordable glasses or contact lenses to improve your eyesight. We stock over 1100 eyeglass frames to complement your personal style, in price ranges to suit your budget. Our inventory includes a wide array of exclusive designer and sports frames, including Marchon, Christian Dior, Ferragamo, Silhouette, Gucci, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, LA EyeWorks, Tura, Flexon, Oakley, and Costa del Mar. We also carry a large selection of inexpensive children’s frames and sunglasses. We’re always updating our product lines to make sure you have the latest new frames and lens technologies from which to choose.

100% UV protection is critical to shield your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. Asheville Eye Optical Shop offers a variety of quality sunglasses to protect your vision. Prescription eye wear with magnetic clip-ons are also available. Frame materials range from durable titanium frames, which provide comfortable, tarnish-free resilience to 3-piece rimless metal or plastic frames such as the “Silhouette” that look and feel as if you’re not wearing glasses.

Eyeglass Lens Options
Our lab offers every lens available. Our experienced staff will ask you several questions to find the lens to suit your visual needs.Non-Glare lenses which feature the latest technology such as Transitions Signature VII and Crizal Avancé UV™ lenses with Scotchgard significantly reduce glare from artificial light which includes night driving, computer screens and fluorescent lighting, enhancing sharper vision.

Progressive Lenses
Asheville Eye Associates offers the premier Varilux progressive lens designs. The first progressive lens available, Varilux brand offers numerous design choices that provide excellent reading quality with minimal peripheral distortion. We also offer Hoya, Shamir and other progressive lens brands and will work with you to custom tailor your lens selection to best meet your visual needs. Thinner/Lighter Lenses: You have a choice of lens materials which include the latest lens technology available on the market. Hi-index plastic lenses and polycarbonate lenses are made from advanced lens materials which can be made thinner and lighter, producing a more comfortable (no more heavy glasses!) and durable lens with thinner edges, scratch protection and UV protection with exceptional visual quality. Scratch Protection: All progressive lenses come with scratch protection. We recommend Scratch guard for all other lenses. If the lenses should become scratched, a onetime replacement will be provided for 1 to 2 years depending on the manufacturer (does not include deep scratches).

Eyebobs Eyewear Fun, stylish and colorful reading eyeglasses for men and women offer fashion reading glasses from dignified to bold and bright.

One year manufacturer’s defective warranty on frames (some brands have up to a 2 year warranty)

Senior Citizen Discount
Seniors 65 and up enjoy a 10% discount in all of our optical shops everyday ( no other discounts or insurances apply; some manufacturer exclusions).

Asheville Eye Value Pack
We offer complete packages starting at $99.00 for single vision and up with economical packages including bi-focals, tri-focals, and progressive lenses. We also carry a selection of quality reading glasses starting as low as $10.00.

Optical Lab
Asheville Eye Associates has our own in-house laboratory service for single vision prescriptions (Asheville main office) and we also use a fully computerized, state-of-the-art laboratory to make eyeglasses for our dispensary.

Our Staff
Our licensed opticians and certified contact lens technicians have over 150 years combined experience and are expertly trained to help you choose the eyewear that fits your lifestyle and your budget. 

Asheville Eye Associates participates with most commercial insurance carriers including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Health Care, Superior Vision, Crescent, Davis Vision, Community Eye Care, National Vision Associates, Spectera and VSP. We also participate with Medicare, Medicaid, and North Carolina Health Choice. We are happy to file your insurance claim for you as a courtesy (Your vision benefits will be determined by your particular plan).

Convenient Locations
Asheville Eye Associates has 5 convenient optical shops to serve you, with 2 locations in Asheville, 1 in Hendersonville, 1 in Franklin and 1 in Sylva:

Asheville Locations:
Asheville Eye Associates
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-623-0186, Ext. 2370
Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

South Asheville/Arden
2001 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-684-2867
Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Hendersonville Location:
2311 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Phone: 828-233-2396
Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Franklin Location:
144 Holly Springs Park Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: 828-524-7333
Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Sylva Location:
1196 Skyland Drive, Suite 403
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-586-7462
Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm