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Carolina Ophthalmology and First Citizens Bank Host Coat Drive!

Hendersonville, N.C. (November 16, 2017) – Carolina Ophthalmology and First Citizens Bank of Henderson County, in coordination with One Warm Coat® are hosting the First Annual Focus on Community coat drive to collect clean, gently worn, warm coats on December 1-December 15 during business hours. Area residents are invited to make a difference in our local community by donating to the coat drive and helping them reach their goal of collecting 200 coats.

“We are so excited about our upcoming Focus on Community coat drive and hope the community will support us.  There are nearly 50 million Americans currently living in poverty and struggling to provide a warm coat for themselves or their families.  One Warm Coat’s program helps us keep all of the coats we collect in this community, which will make a big difference for our neighbors who need a coat” said Dr. Clayton Bryan, President of Carolina Ophthalmology.

All coats collected will benefit The Storehouse in Henderson County, Eblen Charites in Buncombe County, and Steps to Hope in Polk County.


Carolina Ophthalmology welcomes Dr. Raj Patel and Dr. Pooja Sethi!

Hendersonville, N.C. (August 14, 2017) – We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Raj Patel and Dr. Pooja Sethi have joined Carolina Ophthalmology as of August 14, 2017.  Dr. Patel specializes in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous.  He will see patients in our Hendersonville, Asheville and Columbus locations.  Dr. Sethi is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a primary focus on cataract surgery.  She will be seeing patients in our Hendersonville office.  Dr. Patel and Dr. Sethi bring extensive medical and surgical experience to our practice, making them an excellent addition to Carolina Ophthalmology and the Western Carolina Region. To learn more about Dr. Patel, click here and to learn more about Dr. Sethi, click here.  To schedule an appointment, please call 800-624-6575.


PRESS RELEASE: Laser Cataract Surgery Comes to the Mountains!

Carolina Ophthalmology first in the area to offer bladeless laser cataract removal

Hendersonville, N.C. (January 16, 2014) – Specialists at Carolina Ophthalmology are now offering bladeless cataract removal using the revolutionary Femtosecond laser. This leading-edge system combines image-guided computer technology and focused laser pulses to offer surgeons a more precise option for cataract surgery. Carolina Ophthalmology specialists are performing the procedure exclusively at Park Ridge Health.

Laser surgery is the next step in the evolution of cataract surgery. With the introduction of this technology, the precision and reproducibility of the surgical process is increased due to the accuracy of the laser.

The Femtosecond laser system performs surgery customized to each patient’s eye, using focused laser pulses to create incisions in the lens capsule, crystalline lens and cornea. This results in treatments that are tailored to surgeon specifications and help deliver a remarkable degree of accuracy.

To find out more about laser cataract removal or schedule a cataract evaluation, please call Carolina Ophthalmology at 828-693-1773.


Carolina Ophthalmology Announces Addition of Dr. Tom Perraut!

Carolina Ophthalmology is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Tom Perraut and the merger of Blue Ridge Laser Eye Associates with our practice effective January 1, 2014. Dr. Perraut, a comprehensive ophthalmologist with over 25 years of experience, will continue to practice in his current location in Columbus, North Carolina, with the same great staff and the same excellent service. To learn more about Dr. Perraut, click here. For appointments, please call 828-894-3037.


Carolina Ophthalmology Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Western NC!

The year 2010 was a milestone for Carolina Ophthalmology as we proudly celebrated 30 years of service to Hendersonville, Asheville, Franklin, Columbus, Spruce Pine, and the Western North Carolina region. This was truly a landmark achievement in our practice history. We would like to thank our loyal patients and the communities that have supported us as we enter into our 37th year of service to our patients! If you are an existing patient, thank you! If you are a new patient looking for experienced and caring physicians, we invite you to join our eyecare family and experience the unique difference that makes our practice so special!


Carolina Ophthalmology expands offices!

Addition 2010

Carolina Ophthalmology is pleased to announce an addition to our main building in the Hendersonville location intended to improve patient care. We have added 740 square feet to enlarge and update our patient reception area. This new addition provides increased patient comfort and improved access for patients via a more centrally located and more convenient entrance. We have also included a new and improved check-in area, as well as an improved check-out area with more privacy. This new addition is in keeping with our longstanding corporate mission, one of quality eye care for the people of Hendersonville, Asheville, Columbus, and the surrounding areas since 1980!

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