LISA M. GREENE, O.D.
Dr. Greene grew up in southern Illinois on her parents' dairy farm. She attended McKendree University where she received her Bachelors in Biology. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Missouri-St Louis.
Dr. Greene moved with her family to the Asheville area in 1994 and joined Asheville Vision Associates in 1996. In 2008 she became the owner of the Biltmore Park Town Square location that relocated from Biltmore Square Mall in 2011. Her practice philosophy focuses on educating patients on how to best preserve their vision and health. She believes it is important for everyone to understand how their overall health impacts their vision throughout their lifetime.
Each year she attends conferences on health and wellness as part of her continuing education. She maintains the latest technology to help diagnose issues patients may be developing before functional vision is impacted.
Dr. Greene is a member of the American Optometric Association, the North Carolina Optometric Society and the Mountain District Optometric Society. She is also a member of Leadership OD and the Optometric Nutrition Society.
Dr. Greene has participated in 10 international clinics and many regional vision vans with OneSight. These clinics served the poor in each community and provided eyeglasses to them. Dr. Greene was honored to be selected for the inaugural panel of the OneSight Doctor Advisory Board. While on the board, changes were made to improve the level of care and quality of the eyeglasses provided.
During a 2008 clinic in El Salvador, she established contact with an orphanage that cares for abused and neglected girls. Almas Unidas-Hearts United is the non profit that Dr. Greene founded in order to continue support abroad. Almas Unidas-Hearts United works to provide humanitarian aid to these young girls in the hope that they will be able to break out of the cycle of poverty and abuse. In Ecuador, the projects focus on children in one of the poorest communities of Isla de Trinitario. The school that serves these children lack the basic supplies such as books, paper and pencils. The goal is to help elevate the level of education for these children.
Dr. Greene has one son who is finishing his final year of Optometry school. Upon graduation he plans to join her at their new location in Arden. Dr Greene enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, gardening and exploring the Asheville scene.
SID MORSE, O.D.
Dr. Morse was born in the great state of Montana. He migrated south with his family and stayed there until moving to Michigan when he was in high school. Dr. Morse received his Bachelors of Visual Science from Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from Ferris State University as well. He graduated in 1986 and then returned south.
He was at the Asheville mall location since 1989. Asheville Vision Associates has always been on the forefront of technology including the latest in instrumentation and the newest developments in contact lenses.
Dr. Morse is very involved with domestic and international mission work. He has traveled to Africa, Europe, South America and Central America to provide eyecare for the underserved.
He is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the North Carolina Optometry Society, the Mountain District Optometric Society and ALLDocs and is active in his church.
Dr. Morse is married and has two children. His son lives in Asheville with his son Jax. His daughter is an Optometrist practicing in the Nashville, TN area specializing in pediatric optometry and vision therapy.
His wife Lisa spoils their two dogs and of course the grandchild.
In his spare time he enjoys hiking, biking and paddling in the mountains of western North Carolina.