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What is an OCT anyway??

Hello Asheville! We have exciting news for you and the health of your eyes: we recently updated our technology and couldn’t wait to let you know!

The What: Optical Coherence Tomograghy (OCT) is an in-office instrument that generates high resolution, cross sectional and 3-dimensional images of the retina and optic nerve in the back of your eyes.

The Why: The retina and optic nerve are essential to our vision and the OCT gives crucial information in the early diagnosis and management of many ocular diseases, including, but not limited to, glaucoma and macular degeneration.  

The How: In only a few seconds, this painless and non-invasive technology can give us a high-resolution comprehensive analysis of the retinal and optic nerve health. It provides similar information to an MRI through different technology at a significantly reduced cost and convenience to our patients.

The When: Although we’ve had an older version of this technology available to our community of patients for over 8 years, we’ve recently upgraded our instrument from a technology called Time Domain to Spectral Domain resolution. Think of regular TV versus the a High Definition (HD) TV. We are now able to more comprehensively diagnose and manage conditions that may have an impact on your precious sense of sight.  

The Who: Our team is excited to provide this advanced service for our patients to live out our mission: to protect, preserve and enhance their precious eyesight.

We look forward to continuing to provide our patients with state-of-the-art care now and into the future!


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  • "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.”"
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  • "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.”"
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  • "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!”"
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  • "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!”"
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  • "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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