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.

Corneal Cross-Linking

Cross-linking is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that combines the use of UVA light and riboflavin eye drops to add stiffness to corneas which have been weakened by disease or refractive surgery.

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.

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.