Our Optometrists

Lisa Greene May 2018

Lisa Greene, O.D.

Dr. Lisa Greene grew up in southern Illinois on her parents’ dairy farm. She attended McKendree University where she received her Bachelors in Biology. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Missouri-St Louis. Dr. Greene moved with her family to the Asheville area in 1994 and joined Asheville Vision Associates in 1996. In 2008 she became the owner of the Biltmore Park Town Square location that relocated from Biltmore Square Mall in 2011. The new location has allowed more technology to be added to the practice. Her practice philosophy focuses on educating patients on how to best preserve their vision. She believes it is important for everyone to understand how their overall health impacts their vision throughout their lifetime. Each year she attends conferences on health and wellness as part of her continuing education. Dr. Greene is a member of the American Optometric Association, the North Carolina Optometric Society and the Mountain District Optometric Society. She is also a member of Leadership OD and the Optometric Nutrition Society. Dr. Greene has participated in 10 international clinics and many regional vision vans with OneSight. These clinics served the poor in each community and provided eyeglasses to them. Dr. Greene was honored to be selected for the inaugural panel of the OneSight Doctor Advisory Board. While on the board, changes were made to improve the level of care and quality of the eyeglasses provided. During a 2008 clinic in El Salvador, she established contact with an orphanage that cares for abused and neglected girls. Almas Unidas-Hearts United is the non profit that Dr. Greene founded in order to continue support abroad. Almas Unidas-Hearts United works to provide humanitarian aid to these young girls in the hope that they will be able to break out of the cycle of poverty and abuse. In Ecuador, the projects focus on children in one of the poorest communities of Isla de Trinitario. The school that serves these children lack the basic supplies such as books, paper and pencils. The goal is to help elevate the level of education for these children. Dr. Greene has one son who relocated to Richmond, Virginia for work after graduating from North Carolina State University. She enjoys hiking in the Asheville area with her dog, Daisy. She also enjoys gardening and exploring the Asheville scene.

Laura McDaniel, O.D.

Dr. Laura McDaniel is a native of western North Carolina who grew up in the small town of Burnsville. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from East Tennessee State University and later received her Doctorate of Optometry at the UAB School of Optometry in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a member of the North Carolina State Optometric Society (NCOS), American Optometric Association (AOA), and has served as the secretary of the Mountain District Optometric Society (MDOS).

Dr. McDaniel provides primary eye care to patients of all ages. This includes diagnosis and medical management of ocular disease such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Additionally, she fits contact lenses, coordinates surgical consults, and manages post-operative care. She emphasizes spending time with her patients to make sure their visual needs are met.

Outside of the practice, she has volunteered with the Lion’s Club and the Essilor Vision Foundation performing vision screenings. She is active in her church where her husband serves as the youth minister. In her free time she loves spending time with friends, family, her husband, Kevin, and their son, Todd. They enjoy exploring new hiking trails in the Appalachian Mountains and vacationing at the beach whenever possible!

Biltmore Park Staff

Optometrist Technician Asheville Vision Associates

Kaylene | Optometric Technician

"Hi! My name is Kaylene and I am an optometric technician, contact lens technician, and receptionist at Asheville Vision Associates. I started here in December 2016. I am an Asheville native and full-time college student, majoring in marketing and mass communications. Before joining the team at Asheville Vision Associates, I was a customer experience supervisor in retail. Besides work and school, I love traveling, shopping, exploring the beautiful mountains that will always be my home. I enjoy exploring restaurants downtown and attending concerts at the Orange Peel. I loved watching anime (Japanese animation) growing up and attend conventions regularly with my best friend and brother. Though I did not expect to be part of the medical field, I am grateful for the opportunity to care for people and grow professionally and personally. I look forward to taking care of you and your loved ones!"