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When it comes to health and wellness, it is vital to make sure you are caring for yourself holistically. From the food, you eat to your physical activity, every part of your lifestyle factors into how well you live. 

There is no question your eyes should be part of your self-care, but many people either forget about eye health or do not know how to practice proper eye care. 

As the long hot summer winds down, western North Carolinians are looking forward to cooler weather and the brilliant colors of fall. However, autumn is a season to remain vigilant about your eye care. 

Thank you for everyone who came out to help kick off our official start in our new building in Arden, NC. We're so thankful for our team that has helped us make it happen on a daily basis and the team that help bring this dream to fruition.

It's a great honor and we, the doctors, are so thankful. Before we purchased the property, we have been praying for God's blessing on the land, builders, and subcontractors. We pray this building can bless God's greater purpose.

Many thanks to our architect Joel Helms, and builder Beverly Grant.


Life is full of choices. Every day we choose where and what to eat, whether to go to the gym, and what route to take to get to work, school, and wherever else we need to go. Sometimes, we feel overwhelmed by the number of choices presented to us and wish someone could choose for us. 

When it comes to choosing your contact lenses, there are too many factors related to your personal comfort and preference for someone to make a choice for you. However, as eye health professionals, we do have advice on how to narrow down your options. 

In this article, we are helping you choose the best contact lenses for your vision prescription. 

Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. In recent reports from The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, every day, 2,000 U.S workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment. However, safety experts and eye doctors believe simply using proper eye protection on the job could prevent thousands of eye injuries each year. 

Long days in the summer spent playing in the pool are fun, but the end results can leave you with blurry, red eyes. Whether you enjoy swimming in the water or soaking in the sun at the pool, you may have experienced having red, irritated “swimmer’s eyes” after being in the water for a few minutes. 

While chlorine is needed to keep the pool clean, it can be harsh on the eyes. 

We are quickly approaching one of the most celebrated holidays in our area. We commemorate July 4th and the Declaration of Independence in a number of ways. Your family may brave the heat and fire up the grill. Many will spend some time at their favorite lake or swimming hole. We will likely welcome thousands of visitors to our area from all over the state. At the same time, many Asheville locals will take the opportunity to go down to the Carolina coast. 

One thing that will be involved in almost everyone’s celebration is fireworks. While they are fun to see and can be mesmerizing for children and adults alike, fireworks can pose some dangers, especially to our eyes and vision. 

In this article, we are providing tips for protecting your eyes during firework season. 

Western North Carolina is a great place to raise children. Families have access to so much more here than in many other places. Some of what sets us apart include:

  • Some of the best doctors, hospitals, and healthcare you can find in a city our size. 
  • Excellent public and private education at every level, including college. 
  • Unique museums and historical sites to explore. 
  • Multiple parks with accessible playgrounds, walking and biking paths, and picnic areas with mountain or river views. 
  • Access to the Blue Ridge Parkway that winds around some of the tallest mountains east of the Mississippi River. 
  • Thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails for families to enjoy. 
  • Rivers and creeks that beg to be paddled down in a raft, kayak, or tube. 
  • Some of the best trout fishing waters in the country. 

With so much for children to see, many parents wonder when and how often they should schedule an exam.

Late spring through early summer is one of the most magical times to be in western North Carolina. It is a season of transition and growth, with the mountains and valleys springing to life. The ridges develop thick forest canopies while colorful wildflowers dance in the fields and meadows. This time beckons Asheville area residents to get outside and enjoy the natural surroundings. 

Athletics are an important part of life for children and adults. There are countless benefits to playing sports, and good to encourage children to participate in them even from a young age.

When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect the way you see. Certain vitamins and minerals found in food and supplements may play a role in preventing vision problems, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Eating the right food can protect your vision and keep you healthy. Researchers say that foods rich in vitamin C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids are linked to lower risk for age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and even dry eye later in life. To get these nutrients, your best sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are organic, whole foods.