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Welcome to Envision Eyecare
Your Optometrist in Asheville, NC

Call us at 828.254.6757 today.

Welcome to Envision Eyecare in Asheville. The Envision Eyecare team strives to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Asheville office.

Envision Eyecare is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Asheville area come to Envision Eyecare because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Optometrists and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Envision Eyecare, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Envision Eyecare, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Optometrists and the Envision Eyecare staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Asheville area. Our Asheville optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Asheville office at 828.254.6757.

At Envision Eyecare, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at 828.254.6757 or schedule an appointment today online.

Asheville Optometrists 
  Envision Eyecare | 828.254.6757
181 CHARLOTTE ST
Asheville, NC 28801

Meet The Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Larry Golson
    Optometrist & Practice Visionary

    Helping people enjoy life through better eye health and the best vision correction is the driving passion in life for Dr. Larry Golson. As a student at the Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee, he participated in three vision service trips to Costa Rica and Bolivia with SVOSH – Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity. For each trip, Dr. Golson raised his own travel expenses and collected eyeglasses, which he sorted for men, women and children.

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  • Dr.
    Eric Bryant
    Stellar Team Optometrist

    Dr. Eric Bryant is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and served in Wilmington for over a decade delivering the highest quality comprehensive eye care. He is excited and enthusiastic to now plant his roots in the Asheville community and grow his career with the Envision Eyecare team.

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  • Christine Maiello
    Office Manager- The Vision Keeper

    Christine has been in the health field for over 10 years. A native to New York State, she has come to call Asheville home. She finished her undergrad at UNCA in 2008 with a degree in Health and Wellness Promotion and Dance. She loves engaging with patients on their health and life interests and lives playfully with her adorable pup, Charleston through multiple outlets in this vibrant city. As a certified Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor, she believes in living a life full of movement, balance, focus, and fun! She leads the team with compassion and strives to develop and expand our organizations values and mission while supporting our community of patients, near and far.

  • Christina Panteliodis
    Optical Expert

    Christina comes to the Envision team with a background in bicycle mechanics and owns a private-label denim company developed by her and identical twin sister called Twin Denim. She hails from Austin, TX as a new addition to the Asheville community. Her passion involves problems solving and introducing new styles that match patient’s and their needs. She enjoys cycling, adventures, playing music, and learning new things. Christina lives life to fullest and works with her patients to enjoy the same satisfaction in life through the quality eyewear she fits them in.

  • Vickie Perry
    Medical Assistant Extraordinaire

    Vickie comes to us from Sylva, North Carolina with a passion for people and a love of painting. Aside from working with patients on a daily basis, Vickie enjoys life with her family here in Asheville. A certified nurse assistant with nearly 10 years of medical experience, she is known for her ability to always turn a dull day bright. Vickie is a certified paraoptometric working closely alongside out doctors to see the patient care experience through to the end. She is passionate about efficiency in patient care and continues to advance her self in the field of eye care.

  • Autumn Bradford
    Medical Assistant Extraordinaire

    Autumn comes to us from Johnson City, Tennessee and is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina. She has lived in Asheville for almost two years and loves taking advantage of the area’s outdoor activities like hiking, running, practicing yoga, and spending time with her 4-year-old Boston Terrier, Fenway! She has a passion for mental health and physical wellness and is a certified Yoga Instructor. She has hiked the AT with her family as a teenager! Autumn brings over 3 years experience to the eye care field, and adds an empathetic, fun, and vibrant attitude to the patient experience!

  • Jasmin Marvels
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Jasmin is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and joins the Envision Eyecare team with over five years experience in the optometric field. Her laugh is contagious and she always greets patients with a smile. She is a vibrant member of our team with expansive office skills, from front desk to medical assisting. She has two little boys who she is very passionate about and spends every moment with them when she’s not working. She enjoys hiking, reading, working out, and last but not least, shopping.

  • Tiffanie Gibbs
    Optical Expert

    Tiffanie comes to the Envision EyeCare team with a background in human services and the medical field. Her passion for helping others and providing the community around her with a memorable experiences has lead her to become a valued member of Envision EyeCare.

    Tiffanie’s continuous pursuit in furthering her education will help provide the Asheville community with an informative experience to meet their optical needs. After receiving her associates degree, she began giving her time and efforts to others around her. Being a lover of nature, Tiffanie embraces the culture of Asheville and enjoys calling it home. During her free time she enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Bari Koval
    Insurance Specialist

    Bari Koval is from the Flordia Keys though loves her new mountain dwelling life. She and her husband relocated to Asheville in 2015 and love the cultural music scene and beautiful nature of our area. They have 2 daughters who join in the fun too! An insurance specialist for over 15 years, Bari is determined to learn the ins-and-outs of the insurance world to best support our patients in their care. She is a behind the scene’s mastermind and a most integral part of the Envision Eyecare team!

Location

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Business Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

2:00 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-4:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I’m definitely going back! “The most thorough eye exam I ever had was at Envision Eyecare. Plus they have a very helpful and professional staff, a beautiful office space, and an great eclectic selection of unique frames to choose from. I’m definitely going back!”"
    Nancy Hyton
  • "Best eye care in Asheville “If you truly want the best eye care in Asheville and it’s surrounding area you need to visit Envision Eye Care. This group of members makes you feel like your family. I had a full check-up and purchased a pair of sunglasses and the entire process was awesome. Just go visit and you will see what I’m talking about.”"
    Scott Finney
  • "When others had failed, Dr. Golson understood “When I first visited Envision, I was skeptical that Dr. Golson would be able to help with my special circumstances. When others had failed, Dr. Golson understood and was very patient working with me to get my prescriptions correct. The staff is exceptional and greets me by name each time I visit their office. I strongly recommend Envision to fill all your needs for eyecare. And they have awesome frames! Thanks guys and gals at Envision.”"
    Donna Koger
  • "Service and genuine concern for your best interests “I went to Dr. Golson and Envision Eye Care for an eye check recently. The office environment is very pleasant and the staff very helpful. Dr. Golson did a very thorough eye exam and was able to allay any fears I had about my visual health. In addition, I felt no pressure to purchase glasses at their facility. If service and genuine concern for your best interests are of value to you I recommend Dr. Golson and his staff at Envision Eye Care!”"
    Lawrence Hines
  • "Great Experience. “Had an eye emergency and they got me right in. Have since used them for my families eye care. Really good experience in every way.”"
    Katherine Dreyer
  • "Finally, an eye doctor who cares! “Great office with the nicest staff in Asheville. So impressed! I don’t have insurance so I wanted to be sure that my money went to a great local business, so glad my husband recommended them!”"
    Dani Magestro
  • "I trust my eyes to Envision Eye Care! “First, when you enter the office, you are greeted like you are the most important, special person in the world. Second, the staff is extremely professional and friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Larry is patient eye care is phenomenal! The most conscientious, thorough Dr. I have ever been to!”"
    Karen Paradis

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