Winter can be a magical time of year and western North Carolina. Homes and businesses are decorated for the holiday season, with lights and ornaments that remind you of simpler times. Temperatures can remain relatively mild; however, most residents expect to see at least a few snowflakes each winter. While we only receive about a foot of snow each year, it is more than many other southern cities and often plenty to go sledding or in which to build a snowman. 

As pleasant as the season can be, the cold months can also be difficult on your eyes.



This has been a challenging year for western North Carolina residents. That is probably an understatement. How difficult has it been to juggle furloughs and working remotely with online learning and ever-changing school schedules? When you add quarantines and holiday tradition changes to that mix, it is easy to feel like your entire schedule is off forever. 

When schedules are rearranged and lives are hectic, it is possible for events such as eye exams to slip through the cracks. You and your family may have even been rescheduled in the interest of safety and caution. Whether you have missed an exam due to the pandemic, or it has just been a while since your eyes were checked, we want to walk you through what you can expect during an appointment at Asheville Vision Associates.



After a long, hot, humid summer, many of us look forward to the softer, cooler days of autumn - and all of those gorgeous colors as the trees put on their annual fall festival. But this time of year can be tough on the eyes, and you may start experiencing some issues related to dryness, allergies, and other factors. How can you enjoy the season and protect your eyes during fall? Read on for some expert tips.



Most people don't know that lighting can contribute to eye strain. Constantly looking at a screen all day can put stress on your eyes. What if you have to do this for your job? More people than ever are telecommuting, and that means eight hours a day of looking at a screen. How do you make the stress on your eyes easier?