Eye Care Topics

comprehensive and people-focused service

  • Comprehensive Eye Care
  • Surgical and Laser Procedures
  • Low Vision Aids

WCEA has proudly served the High Country residents since 1978. Our mission is to provide the best possible eye care for the patients in our area.

Our full spectrum eye care services include Routine Vision and Medical Examinations as well as treatment of Eye Diseases. If we are unable to treat a specific condition in-house we will gladly refer patients to a well qualified specialist through our comprehensive referral network.

For your convenience, we welcome Retinal Specialist Dr. Stone twice a month in our Boone office so you do not have to travel to get retinal treatments. We also offer outpatient surgeries in Boone, Ashe, and Avery.

Examinations and treatments we provide include but are not limited to the following conditions


  • Cataracts

  • Diabetes

  • Glaucoma

  • Infections

  • Macular Degeneration

  • Amblyopia

  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis

  • Iritis

  • Corneal Dystrophies

  • Corneal Abrasions

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Dry Eye

  • Hemorrhage

  • Retinal Detachment

  • Low Vision 

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact Lenses
  • Driver’s License Exams
  • Lasik Evaluations
  • Lasik Follow Up Care
  • Myopia
  • Presbyopia
  • Strabismus (muscle imbalance)
  • Astigmatism
  • Scleritis
  • Hyphema
  • Uveitis
  • Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis)
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome
  • Eyelid Turned In (Entropion)
  • Hyperopia



Surgical and Laser Procedures: 

Because Western Carolina Eye Associates is devoted to whole eye health and not just vision concerns we offer comprehensive treatment and surgical and laser procedures to serve more complicated conditions. Dr. Krontz is a proficient and experienced surgeon who is committed to excellence. In an effort to ensure that patients have easy access to treatment, WCEA is the only eye care facility in the High Country to offer eye surgery locally. Learn more about our surgical and laser procedures here... 


Low Vision Services

Western Carolina Eye Associates has always been committed to assisting patients with low vision by providing access to aids that will help them better enjoy everyday life. In an ever changing world of technology these aids have come a long way. We are excited to introduce new low vision aids that will help patients with low vision to accomplish every day tasks, or enjoy hobbies they may have been missing out on.

We have a wide variety of options to choose  from. From magnifiers to help a patient write checks, to screens that will help them see the computer or TV; patients will be amazed by the technology and options. Consultations are free so schedule one for yourself or a loved one today! 

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