Meet Your Team

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

Dr. Larry Golson

Dr. Larry Golson

The 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, TN, 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. Dr. Golson then took eyeglasses and medical supplies to clinics, where he conducted health screenings and vision examinations in Spanish. In addition, he graciously provided eye exams for athletes in the Special Olympics in Atlanta, and currently provides complimentary exams for the Lions Club and Prevent Blindness of North Carolina.

Dr. Golson earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Georgia in 1998, focusing on a premedical and physics curriculum. He earned his Doctor of Optometry in 2002 at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. During his final year, he was specifically chosen to assist staff doctors in instructing third-year students. He served internships at the Eye Care Center of Colorado Springs, a private practice, and the Clayton Eye Center in Atlanta, where he received training in Ocular Disease.

Following graduation, Dr. Golson moved back to Atlanta to practice as a team optometrist at Sugarloaf Eyecare and Georgia Optometry Group. He moved to Asheville in 2006 to pursue his own private practice and a great quality of life in our beautiful WNC mountains.

Dr. Eric Bryant

Dr. Eric Bryant

Tremendous Team Optometrist

Dr. Eric Bryant is originally from Raleigh, NC and has been dedicated to serving the Wilmington, NC area for over a decade with the highest quality comprehensive eye care. He is excited and enthusiastic to now plant his roots in the Asheville community and growing his career with the Envision Eyecare Team.

Dr. Bryant earned his Bachelor of Science with Biomedical Emphasis at UNC, Pembroke. In 2002, he earned his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During his final years of graduate school, he participated in a volunteer program to help provide eye care to the underprivileged in Costa Rica, along side our very own Dr. Golson. Dr. Golson and Dr. Bryant were classmates at the Southern College of Optometry, years later, united again!

Over the last decade, Dr. Bryant has been a Lions Club board member, Rotary Vision Liaison, awarded the Special Olympics Outstanding Volunteer Award, and founded a Diabetic eye clinic at New Hope Volunteer Health Center.

His passion in life evolves around taking care of his patients needs, preserving and enhancing their sight, and creating loyal bonds that last a lifetime. He enjoys biking, surfing, snowboarding, and hiking with his dog, Nyles.

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MEGAN WELLS

MEGAN WELLS

Optical Expert

Megan was born and raised on the high plains of Texas. She has spent the last 4 years in the Pacific, exploring the magical Hawaiian Islands. While there, she worked for a Vascular Surgeon in a multitude of roles. Megan recently relocated to Asheville to be closer to family and explore a new part of the world. She brings her love of people, extensive medical and customer service experience, and Aloha spirit to the practice. Megan enjoys reading, writing, painting, dancing, and exploring her beautiful new surroundings.

NANCY ADAMSON

NANCY ADAMSON

Patient Care Coordinator

Nancy moved to Asheville from Atlanta nineteen years ago with her husband and two sons. She has been very involved with the North Asheville community, including being a preschool teacher for fourteen years. She comes to us with a sales and patient care coordinating background. Nancy enjoys yoga and walking her goldendoodle Moose, who you will occasionally see here as a visitor at Envision Eyecare! She and her husband like to entertain and explore the downtown life. She looks forward to helping each and every one of our patients, everyday.

JASMIN MARVELS

JASMIN MARVELS

Patient Care Coordinator

Jasmin is a native of Asheville, NC and joins the Envision Eyecare team with nearly five years experience in the Optometric field. She has two little boys who she is very passionate about and spend every moment with them when she’s not working. She is currently in school working on her degree towards the medical field. She enjoys hiking, reading, working out, and last but not least, shopping.

CHRISTINE MAIELLO

CHRISTINE MAIELLO

Office Manager "The Vision Keeper"

Christine has been in the health field for nearly 10 years. A native to New York State, she has lived and grown in Asheville for the past 10 years, finishing her undergrad at UNCA with a degree in Health and Wellness Promotion and Dance. She loves engaging with patients on their health, life interests and lives playfully 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! You can find her working hard on internal projects and helping improve the Quality of Life for the patients and team of Envision Eyecare.

Mary Ann Petersen

Mary Ann Petersen

Medical Assistant Extrodinare

Mary Ann comes to us from Florida. After visiting North Carolina since childhood, she decided to make Asheville home 4.5 years ago. She has been in the medical field for many years; her work has included being an Emergency Medical Technician and Medical Assistant. Before joining EEC she worked in pediatrics for 12 years. She is passionate about providing the best experience for patients during every interaction and is very excited about working in the field of optometry. When not working she enjoys spending time with family, fur babies and friends, hiking the trails in Black Mountain, playing disc golf and reading.

VICKIE CARPENTER

VICKIE CARPENTER

Medical Assistant Extrodinare

Vickie comes to us from Sylva, NC with a passion for people and a love of painting. Aside from working with patients on a daily basis, Vickie enjoys life her family here in Asheville, NC. Certified Nurse Assistant with 6 years medical experience, she is known for her ability to always turn a dull day bright, Vickie is now a Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT) and we couldn‘t be more excited for her. Her personable attitude and her efficiency in patient care, allows Vickie to see to your every need easily when you are here at the office. We’re pretty confident she fast on her way to becoming a soon to be local favorite here at Envision and in Asheville.

TIFFANIE GIBBS

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.