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Carolina Eye Care on Merrimon

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825-B Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: 828-236-0099
Fax: 828-236-1236

Office Hours

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Monday8:30am5:30pm
Tuesday8:30am5:30pm
Wednesday8:30am5:30pm
Thursday8:30am5:30pm
Friday8:30am5:30pm
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At Carolina Eye Care on Merrimon, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Lesley Brooks will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Brooks will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Asheville optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. %LASTNAME% will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Brooks may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Asheville office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Brooks to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Asheville optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Brooks evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Brooks reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at 828-236-0099 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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The staff are friendly and helpful. Dr. Brooks was thorough and knowledgeable. She took her time and explained things in a way that I understood easily.

- Linda W, Asheville

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Carolina Eye Care on Merrimon
825-B Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC 28804
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Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:30am5:30pm
Tuesday8:30am5:30pm
Wednesday8:30am5:30pm
Thursday8:30am5:30pm
Friday8:30am5:30pm
SaturdayByAppointment
SundayClosed
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