Meet the Team

At Envision Eyecare, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Asheville patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Asheville optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Asheville staff and make an appointment.

Our Optometry team focuses on your best eye health and vision correction, delivered in an inviting atmosphere with impeccable patient care.

  • 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
    Lab Logistics Lead

    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.

  • 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.

  • Stephanie Salas
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Stephanie relocated to Asheville from the south gulf beaches of Rotonda West, Florida with a background in retail management and wholesale buying. Originally from the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex, Stephanie found her passion for working in small and independently owned businesses, problem solving, and being able to constantly learn and grow early on. Her and her wife, Morgan, decided to move to Asheville when they fell in love with the city after only one visit. Stephanie loves going to the movies, listening to music, trying new local beers and food, and taking her 14 year old dog, Jenna, on hikes.

  • 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!

  • Jen Bean-Wade
    Lab Technician

    Jen comes to us from Spartanburg, South Carolina with a background in banking and customer service. She and her wife, MC, relocated to Asheville to begin a new chapter in their lives as a newly married couple! They enjoy the laid back vibe that Asheville has to offer and can often be found camping with friends and their dogs. She also enjoys hiking, horror movies, and making people laugh! She puts the FUN back in FUNctional.

  • Liz Moore
    Optical Expert

    Liz located to Asheville from her last destination in Breckenridge, Colorado. She spent several years traveling the country with her cat, Marcelene while snowboarding and skateboarding in the cities she loves best. Her other joys include dirt biking, and hiking with her boyfriend and two sweet dogs. Don't be surprised to find her riding her motorcycle to a quiet nook in the mountains to write poetry. She uses her explorer's heart to help our patients choose beautiful, colorful and expressive eye wear that matches them to the most perfect look and version of themselves!


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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