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As one of the leading eye care centers in North Carolina, Asheville Eye Associates has provided expert eye care to the region of Western North Carolina for over 50 years. Our mission is to be the premier provider of eye care to the people of Western North Carolina. We are committed to excellence, and our patients turn to us for the best eye care treatment available. Our surgeons have helped thousands of people enjoy better vision.

Asheville Eye Associates’ commitment to excellence is exemplified by our achievement of the Level Two North Carolina Quality Award for Performance Excellence. The award is the initial step in a statewide program that assesses organizations to the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for performance improvement, a national award recognizing only the most outstanding organizations. Read more >>


  • Cheryl S

    Dr. Goldstein performed cosmetic surgery after my cataracts were removed.  He also exemplified the highest level of professionalism, competence and empathy towards a very nervous patient.  I also appreciated his eagerness to explain in detail my options without any pressure for me to choose more than I was comfortable with.  His thorough and expert follow-up care is continuing.  Dr. Goldstein’s staff is also fantastic…The flawless interaction between all departments and at all levels is seamless.  It is obvious that patient care is a team effort.

  • Cheryl S.

    Asheville Eye Associates has consistently provided superior care to me with the highest level of professionalism.  It is with great pleasure that I wish to acknowledge Dr. Macaluso, who guided me through the cataract surgery process with such attention to detail, calm reassurance and an unhurried manner.  I knew from the beginning I was in expert hands.  His after-care was equally as thorough.  Dr. Macaluso’s staff (both office and surgical) were wonderful—cheerful, caring and highly competent.

  • Jill H.

    I had recently moved to this area and contracted a fairly serious infection in both of my eyes. I was able to get an appointment quickly with Dr. Smith. His manner was calm and kind. However, most important, he was competent, seemed to know what the problem was and what solution was required. In short, he was able to accurately diagnose and treat me effectively and all the while treat me with a caring, steady presence. He is my hero!

  • Sharon M.

    This was my first visit of seeing Dr. Smith. He is an excellent doctor-very professional, thorough and patient. I would recommend his services to others.

  • Karen M.

    Each tech and assistant gives excellent care and exam directions, etc. Dr. B. Smith is excellent in knowledge and able to explain well what is/will be needed. I’m very pleased to be a patient at Asheville Eye.

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  • Lynda J.

    I have been a patient of Dr. Isbey’s for 12 years. He has done all of my eye surgeries which include corneal transplants. He is very friendly, very generous and understanding. He explains everything to you in depth. I would recommend him to anyone. I would not let anyone else do my eye surgery. He is #1 in my book.

  • Lynda T.

    Thank you Asheville Eye Associates!!! Dr. Isbey is amazing his level of professionality and expertise, his caring manner, the knowledge and skill that he offers his patients creates total patient confidence!! Corrected vision is such a gift!

  • Gay H.

    In one descriptive word, the outcome of my recent cataract surgery was miraculous!Following surgery, my unaided vision improved from 200/400 to 20/20 and I have not been able to see this well in over 40 years!@ I feel extremely blessed to have been the recipient of Dr. Isbey’s experienced and highly gifted surgical skills. And, in addition, from the front desk to the operating room I was consistently met with friendly, positive, supportive and considerate personnel who answered my questions and treated me as a valued patient. Without reservation, I have already and will continue to recommend Dr. Isbey to my family and friends.

  • Dorothy S.

    I am a patient of Dr. Thomas Beardsley and had an appointment today. I am very thankful to have an excellent-caring-and compassionate doctor and staff. They have taken care of my husband and me for years; our eye care and cataract surgery. We are very blessed and cannot express, in writing, our deep appreciation and thanks

  • Edith

    A pleasant, professional office I feel confident trusting my vision care to Dr. Killian.

  • Barbara

    Thanks so much for all of your excellent care! My left cataract surgery was a great experience and the care could not have been better-you all are a wonderful team and you even have fun! I loved it and have praised you to everyone

  • The ultimate in professional surgery services.

  • Everyone was very efficient with their responsibilities, caring and answering questions. I was very surprised when the dr. called to check on me the day of surgery.

  • This is one great place!

  • Everyone very pleasant, accommodating and friendly. Happy facility

  • Thank you for a very comfortable experience.

  • I’m so glad that I chose Asheville Eye for my cataract surgery. All staff at the surgery center was most professional and I received excellent care!

  • Professional, concerned & caring. Experience couldn’t have been better.

  • Great medical center! Great staff!

  • Could not have asked for better care from start to finish.

  • I am most impressed with your training of staff and concern for patient’s comfort and care

  • Painless, comfortable, professional procedure.  Thank you.

  • Given the value of good eyesight, it was great that you were available

  • Location convenient and facility superior

  • Wonderful experience.  Better than I expected.

  • The best medical team I have ever seen

  • For something I had dreaded and postponed for so long, this procedure turned out to be remarkably stress-free

  • Thank you for your caring attention to my needs

  • Impressed!  Good operation

  • Your staff was very friendly and efficient.  Made me very comfortable.

  • Everyone was very nice.  The surgical team gave me very good treatment.

  • Ultra professional in every way

  • The staff was all very kind and efficient

  • The staff was excellent so was my Doctor…

  • If I could give the Doctor and staff 100 on everything, I would!

  • Very professional.  Felt at ease during the entire process of my eye surgery, thanks a lot!

  • I was so impressed with your service – great experience all way around!

  • The facility is a cheerful place as are all staff! My post surgery eyesight is beyond all expectations!!

  • All of you are so special to me and I thank and appreciate all you did for me and my family during my surgery. I know you were “just doing your job” but it was above and beyond in my opinion. Thank you again for your assistance to Dr. Goldstein. Dr. G., you’re awesome! I am amazed at the medical breakthroughs today and glad for them. Again thank you so much!

  • T. Jeff

    Thank you so much to Asheville Eye Surgical Center for such great care during my DSAEK/cataract surgery. Dr. Isbey and all the staff were so kind and efficient, and explained everything as it progressed. I could not have imagined better care. After only one week, I can already see better out of the operative eye than in years. But mostly, I’ll never forget how much Dr. Isbey and the entire staff worked to make me comfortable and to ensure a great outcome. Thanks, everyone!

  • Clyde & Beverly

    I was told that I had elevated eye pressure and should find a good ophthalmologist. I asked my internist for a reference and he promptly arranged for my wife and me to be assigned to Asheville Eyes Dr. Brian Smith. That was some six years ago.

  • Asheville Eye – the doctors and staff deserve an award for EXCELLENCE

  • My surgery could not have went any better

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr-Bashinsky-Meet-Our-DoctorsAlice L. Bashinsky, M.D. :
Dr. Bashinsky is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Bashinsky served as Assistant Professor, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at …read more
Dr-Crandall-Meet-Our-DoctorsJames D. Crandall, M.D. :
Dr. Crandall is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Glaucoma Society. After his fellowship training …read more
Dr-Smith-Meet-Our-Doctors Brian E. Smith, M.D. :
Dr. Smith specializes in medical and surgical ophthalmology. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Zoology. …read more
Dr-Beardsley-Meet-Our-DoctorsThomas L. Beardsley, M.D. :
Dr. Beardsley is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the eye, including …read more
Dr-Macaluso-Meet-Our-Doctors Damien C. Macaluso, M.D. :
Dr. Macaluso specializes in laser vision correction surgery, cataract surgery, corneal diseases and corneal transplants. …read more
Dr-Goldstein-Meet-Our-Doctors Jeffrey B. Goldstein, M.D. :
Dr. Goldstein is a board-certified ophthalmologist with additional Fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Eyelid and Facial Surgery. …read more
Dr-Stone-Meet-Our-DoctorsCameron M. Stone, M.D. :
Dr. Stone has been named among the Top Doctors in America since 2007 by Best Doctors, Inc., a survey of over 45,000 doctors in America. …read more
Dr-Killian-Meet-Our-Doctors Frank A. Killian, M.D. :
Dr. Killian is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the eye, including cataract surgery with intraocular lens …read more
Dr-Bridges-Meet-Our-Doctors W. Zachery Bridges, Jr., M.D. :
Dr. Bridges specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous and retina including macular degeneration …read more
Dr-McLean-Meet-Our-Doctors W. Copley McLean, Jr., M.D. :
Dr. McLean specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous and retina including macular degeneration …read more

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