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Today, you can shop for pretty much anything online. It was not all that long ago that the items for which you could shop on the internet were limited. One, if you live in a city like ours, you can even have fresh groceries delivered right to your door. 

If there is any question about how prevalent online sales are, this shocking statistic about Amazon clears up all doubt:

“In the third quarter of 2021, Amazon.com saw an increase in global net revenue across all segments, the leading category being online stores with net revenue of roughly 49.9 billion U.S. dollars.”

Amazon’s net revenue for just the third quarter of 2021 was just shy of fifty billion dollars. 

Many people look online first for any of their shopping needs, and glasses are no exception. There are several companies that allow shoppers to purchase corrective lenses from the comfort of their own homes. In this article, we are discussing some of the pros and cons of shopping for glasses online. 



It is the most wonderful time of the year in Asheville, NC. On the heels of an incredible, memorable autumn season, with some of the best fall colors we have had in years, our area has already been transformed into a holiday wonderland. 

Lights and decorations have taken the place of the fallen leaves, and you can feel the kindness, optimism, and cheer that comes with the falling temperatures of early winter.

Western North Carolina is known for kindness and good cheer year-round. It is one of the many factors that draw so many millions of visitors to our area annually. During the holiday season, we will see even more neighborly goodness spread through our communities. 

At Asheville Vision and Wellness, we are grateful to be part of this amazing area. People here are second-to-none when it comes to goodwill toward others. We want to encourage our readers to include giving the gift of sight to their holiday lists this year. 



Sometimes we can become so focused on the havoc that spring and pollen can cause on our eyes, that we can easily forget the issues which can be brought about by the winter season. However, winter can bring about a lot of changes which may have an impact on your eyes.

To help with this, we have come up with a few helpful tips which might enable you to better protect your eyes this winter season! 



If you eyes burn, sting, or have a scratchy sensation, if you eyes are sensitive to light, or have trouble wearing contact lenses, you may suffer from dry eye disease.



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The end of the year is usually a busy time with holidays quickly approaching and it's easy to forget about using your vision insurance benefits before they expire on December 31.

Many vision benefits and flexible spending accounts (FSA) offer benefits that expire at the end of every year. In most cases, unused benefits cannot be transferred over to the New Year, typically beginning on January 1st. These are your hard-earned dollars! Don’t let them get wasted.



Health and wellness are frequent topics of conversation in the Asheville area. With thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and dozens of fast-flowing rivers and streams, western North Carolina is a hub for outdoor activity. It makes sense that residents would want to be as healthy and mobile as possible to be able to explore our beautiful mountains.

The health and wellness discussion often centers on diet, exercise, and physical fitness. Of course, those things are important, but your eyes deserve some attention as well. 

Eye health and vision can tell you a lot about your overall wellness. In fact, your eyes may even be able to alert you regarding an impending stroke. 



The eyes are one of the most important and interesting parts of the human body. In a previous post, we discussed fifteen fascinating facts about the eyes. From the fact that an infant’s eyes don’t produce tears until they are upwards of a month to four months old, to debunking the myth that your eyes are the same size from birth to adulthood, there is a lot to learn about vision. 

In this article, we want to dive a little deeper into one of the most compelling subjects regarding vision: how we see and perceive color.



You are a fascinating person. There is so much about you that makes you unique. Your contribution to the world is second-to-none. 

When you think about what makes you special, one of your distinguishing features is your eye color. Your eyes might be blue, brown, green, hazel, or likely something in between a few color options. 

Just like there is more to you than what people see on the surface, there is much more to the eye than simply the color of your iris or the shape of your eyebrows. 

The eyes are one of the most fascinating parts of the human body. In this article, we want to share some of our favorite facts about the eye. 



September is a special month for a lot of families. It signifies the official end of summer and the beginning of Autumn. In the higher elevation around Asheville, the leaves will begin their display of color. 

It is the beginning of many sports seasons for high-schoolers and middle-schoolers around the area, and the nights will be getting progressively cooler for spectators and families of the athletes. 

For many parents and families, September takes on a different meaning. It is Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) month. 

Here is what you need to know about CVI and how to make sure you take the right steps toward improvement. 



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.