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To Our Valued Patients:

Asheville Vision and Wellness has always been committed to the health and safety of our patients, our staff, and our community.

Due to the current spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that it has been our commitment for years to sanitize each piece of equipment both immediately before and immediately after each use to prevent the spread of germs from one patient to another. We have always been proud of this commitment.



Headaches can be caused by any number of issues, from changes in sleep and skipping meals to poor posture and stress. But they can also be related to undetected or uncorrected problems with your vision. To find out what is causing your headaches or to rule out eye issues, make an appointment with your optometrist. Relief may be closer than you think!



What’s one of the biggest misconceptions about color blindness? Many people without the condition imagine it is like watching television or a movie in black and white. In reality, it is much more complex than this, and there are different types of color blindness that influence how you see color - and the world, for that matter! Whether you have the condition or a loved one does, it is important to have some background knowledge. What do you need to know? 



There are three common vision problems that impact young people. They aren't diseases. They have to do with the shape of your eyes. The physical shape of your eyes can change how they focus light. That makes you see differently. If you're having problems seeing, there's a good chance you have one of these vision problems. They're called myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

One or more of those probably sound familiar, but you may not recognize exactly what they mean. Let's talk about how each can change how you see the world:



We have all heard the phrase “20/20 vision.” But what exactly does it mean? Is it perfect vision? Does it mean you do not need a corrective prescription or that your eyes are in top health? There is a great deal of confusion around this term and what it means for the vision and eye health of individuals. Let’s clear it up! 



A little-known fact is that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in U.S. adults. People without diabetes are often surprised by this, and it even comes as a shock to many with diabetes. There are many ways in which diabetes can cause serious vision problems. How does this happen, and what can you do to prevent them?



Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a common eye infection. In fact, about 10% of us will deal with at some point in our lives. What do you need to know if you, or your child, is showing the signs of this uncomfortable condition?



We all know there are tremendous benefits of sports, including improving our fitness, building strength, boosting confidence, and working hard as an individual or team. We also know that there are risks: we can be injured. So here come the helmets, the pads, the mouthguards… this is great! It helps protect us from unnecessary damage. But what about our eyes? Sports eye safety is crucial. What do you need to know?



It has been a beautiful, warm summer here in Asheville. There is more to see and do while the kids are out of school than you could possibly do in one break from school. Parents and children are busy throughout the area trying to spend a few more moments together, hike one more trail, tube the river one last time, or sneak in one last beach trip before school is back in session.

While families are frantically fulfilling their final summer activities, while also shopping for school supplies and trying to get the kids back onto regular bedtime and morning routines, one of the most important things to do before classes begin is schedule a back-to-school eye exam. In this article, we will discuss # reasons to see the eye doctor before the first day of school:



Understanding how we see the world is something everyone should know. After all, caring for your own eyes is more difficult if you don't know how they work. Our eyes take up 65-percent of your brainpower. That's more than any other part of your body. Most people are overwhelmingly dependent on vision to perceive the world, above all other senses.