• 1091 Highway 64 W, Suite 2, Hayesville, NC 28904
  • 486 Hospital Drive, Clyde, NC 28721
  • 610 State Farm Road, Boone, NC 28607
  • 1196 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779
  • 144 Holly Springs Park Drive, Franklin, NC 28734
  • 2311 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28791
  • 2001 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803
  • 8B Medical Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803
  • 21 Medical Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803
  • 8 Medical Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803


As one of the leading eye care centers in North Carolina, Asheville Eye Associates has provided expert eye care to the region of Western North Carolina for over 50 years. Our mission is to be the premier provider of eye care to the people of Western North Carolina. We are committed to excellence, and our patients turn to us for the best eye care treatment available. Our surgeons have helped thousands of people enjoy better vision.

Asheville Eye Associates’ commitment to excellence is exemplified by our achievement of the Level Two North Carolina Quality Award for Performance Excellence. The award is the initial step in a statewide program that assesses organizations to the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for performance improvement, a national award recognizing only the most outstanding organizations.

We offer comprehensive eye exams for persons of all ages, and a complete range of specialty eye care services. For more information on those services, please read below. 

Advanced Cataract Solutions

Over fifty percent of people over the age of 60, and quite a few younger than that, suffer from cataracts. Currently there is no medical treatment to reverse or prevent the development of cataracts


One of the most popular ways to correct vision is with a procedure called LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis), which uses a laser to change the curvature of the cornea (outer window of the eye).

Glaucoma Care & Treatment

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.


Aging, the environment and your health can all effect the appearance of your eyelids and skin. Droopy eyelids and wrinkles can add years to your face and may even block your vision.

Retinal Services

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a retinal disease that occurs when the macula, an area at the retina at the back of the eye, begins to gradually deteriorate, usually because of age.

Order Contacts Online

Ordering your contacts with us is easy, convenient, and a source you can trust. We can save you time and money on your supply of contacts. Trust our specialists with your contact vision care. 

Clinical Research

Our highly trained staff are educated and experienced in clinical trial management and strive to maintain excellent quality standards.

Orthoptic Services

Orthoptics is an ophthalmic field pertaining to the evaluation and treatment of patients with disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision and eye movements.

Optical Shoppe

With over 100 years of total experience, our Optical Specialists are committed to finding you the perfect pair of glasses. We stock over 1100 eyeglass frames to complement your personal style, in price ranges to suit your budget

Surgery Center

Asheville Eye Surgery Center (AESC) is a fully licensed and accredited outpatient surgery center dedicated exclusively to eye surgery.

Massage & Skin Care

Treat yourself with a massage or facial with our in-house aesthetician, Cindy Hughes. She will assess your skin’s condition and recommend a program which best suits your needs.

Eye Exams

A comprehensive eye exam will evaluate not only how well you see, but also identify potential eye diseases. Some eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, can result in serious vision loss if not detected and treated early. 

Experienced Surgeons

The surgeons at Asheville Eye Associates are highly experienced and extensively trained, and many are Fellowship trained in specialty areas of ophthalmology including:
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea and External Disease and Corneal Transplants (including DSAEK)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • OculoPlastics(Eye Plastics)
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Adult Strabismus

Our surgeons expertise is recognized by their academic peers; a number of our surgeons serve as Assistant Consulting Professors for Duke University Eye Center. Many of our surgeons serve on national academic boards and national committees in association with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology.

Asheville Eye Associates is recognized as a center of excellence by major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Our surgeons are sought out by manufacturers to conduct clinical trials on new medications and technologies.

Our People

Our staff is highly trained and experienced. Our Optometrists our board certified by the North Carolina State Board of Optometry, and our opticians have a combined 123 years experience in the optical industry. We are proud of our doctors who are Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Many of our doctors participate in local and national eye projects.

Advanced Technology

Asheville Eye Associates invests in the very latest laser, surgical diagnostic and pre-operative testing equipment available
From LASIK to cataract surgery, this equipment helps us provide excellent patient care for procedures such as LASIK, cataract surgery, cosmetic surgery and treatment of retinal diseases. We utilize WaveScan™ Wavefront technology instrumentation to measure the eye pre-opertively and which allows us to perform CustomVue™ individualized LASIK surgery. Our cataract surgeons employ state-of-the art technology for preoperative measurements for cataract surgery. Our surgeons use Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to evaluate and treat glaucoma and retinal disease, such as macular degeneration. We will continue to maintain our dedication to utilizing technology to provide excellent patient care.

Our Culture

Asheville Eye Associates follows recommendations from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and every member of our Asheville Eye Associates team is dedicated to providing excellent patient
care. We seek continuing improvement in every aspect or our care, service, management and the total satisfaction of those we serve. We are committed to maintaining our role as the region’s premier eye care center. Our Values refer to the guiding principles, behaviors, and culture that embody our organization. “I CARE”


Foundation of trust essential to long term personal and interpersonal growth


Individually identifying and understanding the needs of each customer

All One Team

People working together


Focusing on positive outcomes


Quality in every endeavor

Our Facilities

We have (6) primary locations to serve you – 2 in Asheville, 1 in Arden, 1 in Hendersonville, 1 in Franklin, and 1 in Sylva. Our retinal physicians also see patients at our satellite locations in Hayesville, Clyde and Boone.

Our fully licensed and accredited outpatient Surgery Center, dedicated exclusively to eye surgery, is located adjacent to our main location at 8 Medical Park Drive in the Regional Medical Park in Asheville.

Our center for retina and vitreous eye care is also located in Regional Medical Park at 21 Medical Park Drive.

Asheville Eye Associates has a large optical shop at our 8 Medical Park Drive office, with additional optical shops available for your convenience at our South Asheville, Hendersonville, Franklin and Sylva locations.

Our Community

As a proud member of communities throughout Western North Carolina, Asheville Eye Associates supports many local charities.

Our doctors and staff participate in a number of initiatives, which include providing free eye exams through Project Access in association with the Buncombe County Medical Society. Our commitment to vision care and services for all people in western North Carolina is also demonstrated by our support for the Low Vision Center and Mountain Area Radio Reading Service, two WNC non-profit entities which provide services for people with sight impairment. In 2013 Asheville Eye Associates has held a variety of fund-raising events which have included sales of an AEA cookbook, Eyes Cooking, which was created and published by our physicians and staff, with proceeds benefiting the Low Vision Center.Asheville Eye also created and directed as host sponsor a USTFA-sanctioned 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk, the Run the Forest Run 5K as a benefit for The Low Vision Center. The 5K and walk was held on October 26, 2013 with over 300 participants. The 2014 event benefited the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.   The 3rd Annual Run the Forest 5K and 1 Mile walk will benefit LifeShare of the Carolinas and will be held on September 26, 2015.

The practice also contributes to a number of events and programs which support communities in Buncombe, Henderson, Jackson, Macon and other counties in WNC, as well as national programs such as Eye Care America. If you would like more information, please call our office at (828)258-1586.