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Men often have unique issues in the health of their eyesight. It's important to know what these are. Men actually process visual information differently than women. This can lead to various issues that may need correction and treatment. 

Bottom line: Men and women both need regular check-ups and prompt intervention when it comes to issues. What should men be on the lookout for when it comes to their vision health? 



What foods actually help our vision? Is it a myth that carrots are good for our eyesight? The best foods for eyesight are high in particular nutrients or vitamins. A diet that's full of healthy foods for our eyes won't give you superhuman vision or cure eye conditions, but it can help our eyes' overall health. That can have a big impact down the road.



Asheville is an area known for the great outdoors; however, many of the jobs that make up our strong economy are related to computers and technology. We might spend as much as 8 to 10 hours staring at a computer screen each day. We may be spending even more time in front of screens as we continue practicing social distancing to flatten the coronavirus (COVID-19) curve. Families are working and educating at home, often utilizing teleconferencing tools much longer than they would ordinarily. 



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?