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Carolina Ophthalmology, PA and First Citizens Bank Donate 316 Coats to Local Community Members!

Hendersonville, N.C. (January 10, 2018) – Carolina Ophthalmology and First Citizens Bank held the First Annual Focus on Community coat drive from December 1-15, 2017. As a result, they were able to donate 316 coats to children and adults in need of warmth! The coats were donated to The Storehouse in Henderson County, Eblen Charities in Buncombe County and Steps to Hope in Polk County.

A local woman receives a coat at the Store house

A local woman receives a coat at The Storehouse.

“We were so glad to partner with One Warm Coat and these local charities this winter. There is a real need for coats in our local community and One Warm Coat’s program made it easy for us to make a difference and spread much needed warmth. We had a goal of collecting 200 coats, and we surpassed it! We are so thankful for our generous patients and staff that contributed their coats to help those in need,” said Dr. Clayton Bryan, President of Carolina Ophthalmology, PA.  Lynn Staggs of The Storehouse added, “We are very appreciative and happy to receive this donation of coats! The timing was perfect to help those in need in our community, especially with the extreme cold weather we have been having lately.”

Each year, hundreds of thousands of gently worn coats are distributed across North America to children, women and men in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program. “We are so grateful for our wonderful partners like Carolina Ophthalmology and First Citizens Bank. We are thrilled so many patients and customers came together to provide warmth for their neighbors in need and are thankful to everyone who donated!” said One Warm Coat President & CEO, Jennifer Stockard.

local woman choosing a coat at The Storehouse from the coats donated via the Focus On Community coat drive

A  local woman chooses a coat at The Storehouse from the coats donated via the Focus On Community coat drive.

Carolina Ophthalmology Supports Local Children and Families For Christmas!

Hendersonville, N.C. (December 15, 2017) – The physicians and staff at Carolina Ophthalmology collectively donated over $1400 during the months of November and December in preparation to assist children and families in need over the holidays!  A portion of this money was used to adopt teenagers for Christmas gifts at a local high school, while the remaining funds were used to provide gifts for “Santa’s Workshop” at the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County (see the photo below).   “The philosophy of our practice has always been to provide excellent, compassionate care to our patients while also serving and giving back to our community.  Helping those in need during the holidays is a tradition at Carolina Ophthalmology, and we look forward to continuing our community outreach in 2018,” said Rick Holmes, Administrator for Carolina Ophthalmology.

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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 to building 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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