Eye Health Care

Eye Health Care Services From Envision Eyecare in Asheville, NC

eye health care advice form our Ashville eye doctor

Your eyes play a crucial role in helping you experience the world and navigate through your daily life. That's why it's important to realize just how much control you have over preserving and optimizing your eyesight for life through your own everyday health choices. With that goal in mind, here are some valuable eye health care tips from our caring team.

A Healthy Lifestyle for Healthier Eyes

Your eyes are delicate organs that can easily be affected by high blood pressure, high blood sugar, smoking, alcohol abuse, and poor diet. By addressing these lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risks for eye diseases. Smoking cessation, for instance, can help you avoid macular degeneration and cataracts, while controlling your blood pressure can reduce your risk for glaucoma. Healthy diet and healthy weight maintenance can prevent diabetes, the cause of diabetic retinopathy. Male sure your diet includes plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, as well as omega-3 fatty acids.

Knowing Your Risk Factors and Family History

The more you understand about your current future eye disease risks, the more effectively you can strategize to protect yourself against these specific issues. Once you're over 40, for instance, your risk for glaucoma rises; as you approach age 60, you become a candidate for macular degeneration. Some eye diseases are influenced by genetic/hereditary factors, such as a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration. Find out about your family history and pay special attention to eye problems that seem to be handed down from generation to generation.

Protection Against UV and HEV Light

UV rays aren't even visible, but they can cause everything from cataracts and "snow blindness" to cancer. HEV light in the blue part of the spectrum may lead to macular degeneration as well as the digital eye strain of computer vision syndrome. Always wear sunglasses that are verified to block the whole UV range whenever you're outdoors. Indoors, cut down on your use of computer monitors (which emit HEV light) or let us fit you with some lenses that filter the HEV range.

Regular Eye Exams Are Crucial

The most important eye health care step is to schedule annual eye exams, whether you think you need them or not. Our optometry team can observe the earliest signs of eye diseases, giving us time to prescribe corrective measures and advise you on smart home care practices,protective eyewear, and/or lifestyle changes.

Contact our Asheville Optometrist

Envision Eyecare is your source of eye care health education and care. Call our Ashevill e optometrist at  828-254-6757 to schedule an eye exam!


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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