Serving the people of the High Country since 1978.
  • Daniel P. Krontz, MD
  • Univ. of Missouri School of Medicine,1983
  • Board Certified in Ophthalmology
  • Penelope M. Copenhaver, OD
  • Rutgers University, 1994
  • Pennsylvania School of Optometry, 1998
  • Mandy L. Lanier, OD
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Southern College of Optometry
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Western Carolina Eye Associates, P.A. exists for the purpose of providing the best possible eye care for the patients of our area. Your eye care will be directed by Daniel P. Krontz, MD, Penelope M. Copenhaver, OD, and Mandy L. Lanier, OD. Our Certified Ophthalmic Assistants and Technicians also assist with eye exams, contact lens training, testing and surgical procedures. We offer a full service optical center with a wide selection of fashionable frames and competitive pricing. We have two offices to serve our patients. Please call 828-264-0042 for an appointment at our Boone office or 336-246-3937 for an appointment in our Ashe office

Along with our certified Ophthalmologic Technicians, this practice defines service through conducting eye exams, contact lens training, testing, glaucoma screening, diabetic eye exams, macular degeneration and surgical procedures. When it comes to glasses, our experienced team of optical technicians assists patients with selection, fitting and adjustments. The hardest part of your visit is choosing which fashionable frames you will take home. You don’t have to take our word for it though-WCEA was voted “Best of the Best Ophthalmologists 2013” in Watauga County.

Along with our excellent service and ophthalmic treatments, WCEA now features new permanent make up services. Our team has two Advanced Intradermal Cosmetic Technician and Color Corrections, Pam Wood and Amy Riley.

Permanent Make Up Services

Dr. Krontz is pleased to announce our new permanent make up services to our patients and friends in the high country. This new service has proved to be a good fit for our office, providing a need to many of our patients that have a hard time seeing during their make-up application. We feel that we have the most qualified and skilled caregivers in our area. Our staff is well trained at dealing with the small and delicate eye tissue which translates well into our permanent make up services. Learn More