Meet Your Team
Our Optometry team focuses on your best eye health and vision correction,
delivered in an inviting atmosphere with impeccable patient care.
Dr. Larry Golson
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.
Dr. Eric Bryant
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.
Kelci is a native of Canton, North Carolina, and just graduated (Spring 2021) from Western Carolina University with a B.S. in General Biology! She enjoys hanging out with friends and family, and has loved spending time getting to know the Asheville community through their eye care needs! As a self-proclaimed people person and glasses wearer of over twenty years, she believes helping patients achieve their highest field of vision is incredibly rewarding work.
Alexander Gideon is an Asheville native and wouldn’t want to call anywhere else but the Appalachian Mountains home. With a background in sales and customer service, he is excited to help patients improve their quality of life by giving them the best vision possible. When not fitting patients in amazing glasses, he is also a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association certified Author.
Mechal is a Charlotte native who moved to Asheville to attend UNC-Asheville. She graduated with a BA in Photography and a minor in Art History in 2018. When she’s not adjusting and fixing glasses, she can be found taking photos, hiking with her 15 year old dog moose, hanging with her bunny Peaches, and spending time with her husband, Erik.
Bari Koval is from the Florida Keys, though loves her mountain dwelling life. She and her husband relocated to Asheville in 2015, and they 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-scenes mastermind, and a most integral part of the Envision Eyecare team!