EDNEY EYE ASSOCIATES - Dr. Richard V. Edney O.D.
About Us
Our practice is based on the belief that our patients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire staff is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our practice is from repeat patients and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and give you and your family the best in eyecare.
Dr. Edney grew up in Tryon and finished his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina and earned a Doctorate of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.  He has practiced in a large group practice in Asheville, NC for 23 years and here in Columbus for the past 9 years.
Dr. Edney is experienced in the identification and treatment of ocular disease, primary eye care, and contact lens fitting. He is a member of the Mountain District Optometric Society and is licensed by the North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee Boards of Optometry.
Dr. Edney is a pilot and he and his wife, Dina, enjoy flying, boating, scuba diving and travel.
For those patients desiring refractive surgery, for example LASIK, Dr Edney is an affiliate of Woolfson Eye Institute.  With this arrangement you will have Dr Jonathan Woolfson, one of the leading lasik surgeons in the world perform your surgery in Asheville and your follow-up visits will be done here at Edney Eye Associates in Columbus.

We are pleased to announce that Stephen J. Capps, MD, has joined with Laborde Eye Group full time and is accepting new patients in both their Hendersonville, Asheville and our Columbus location.

Dr. Capps has over 20 years experience with cataract surgery, complex glaucoma, and general ophthalmology in south Louisiana. He is a board certified ophthalmologist and will be fully credentialed at Park Ridge Health and Pardee UNC Healthcare.

Dr. Capps is a North Carolina native, born in Camp LeJune. He received undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona. After completing a surgical internship at USC School of Medicine, he worked as an ER physician and served as an Emergency Department director in Juneau, Alaska. Dr. Capps then entered and completed a prestigious four year residency at LSU Eye Center in New Orleans, LA, focusing on sutureless cataract surgery, eye trauma, complex glaucoma and anterior segment eye disease.

Dr. Capps and his wife Karen have three children under the age of 13 - Tobin, Grey and Julianna. He is an avid fisherman and enjoys traveling with his family. As a boat builder and proud creator of "Cappseyz," an 18-foot Lousiana skiff, he has won first place in historic boat reproduction contests. Dr. Capps and his family endured and survived Hurricane Katrina... and others.

They look forward to life here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

50256 159526647419243 8113075 n[1]69 Shuford Road, Suite B
Columbus, NC 28722  
(828) 894-3930
(828) 894-3950 (fax)
Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 5PM
Closed for lunch: 12:00PM -1:00PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
Insurance companies that we participate
with are as follows:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Health Care
Medicare and Medicaid
Superior Vision
Community Eye Care

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