Clinical Research at Asheville Eye Associates

To find out more about our Clinical Research Department, visit the Western Carolina Clinical Research website.



Asheville Eye Associates has an ongoing clinical research program for both the front of the eye (anterior segment) and the back of the eye (posterior segment).  The posterior segment research program has been active since 2002.  We are dedicated to providing our patients with the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of new medicines, devices and state-of-the-art preventative treatments prior to their medical release.  All of our patients benefit from past research in our field, and Asheville Eye Associates is committed to being the premier center for ophthalmic research in the region.  We are expanding the number of patients that we serve and also helping future generations by our integration of clinical research at Asheville Eye.

Clinical trials can provide immense opportunities for physicians and patients to evaluate and assess what therapy will work best for each patient. Our highly trained staff are educated and experienced in clinical trial management and strive to maintain excellent quality standards.


If you would like more information about posterior or anterior segment trials, or if you think you may be a candidate for one of these trials, please contact Lea Raymer, Research Director at (828) 255-8008 or email her at