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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Carolina Vision/ Dr. Julian A. Crowder the leading provider of vision care products and services in Candler.

Dr. JulianDr. Julian A. Crowder

Dr. Crowder is a native of the Asheville area and has been actively involved in numerous local, regional and national organizations and events.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Degree in Chemistry
  • Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Doctor of Optometry degree

Professional Qualifications and Organizations:

  • Member, American Optometric Association
  • Member, Southern Council of Optometrists
  • Member, North Carolina State Optometric Society
  • Member, Mountain District Optometric Society
  • Faculty, MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center), 1995
  • President, Mountain District Optometric Society, 1979-1981, 1989-1992
  • President, North Carolina State Optometric Society, 1996-1997
  • President, Enka-Candler Business Association, 1986
  • Member, North Carolina State Optometric Society Executive Council, 1979-1981, 1989-1998
  • Member, Channel 13 (WLOS) News Medical Advisory Board, 1990-1996
  • Member, BASF Community Advisory Panel, 1992-2003
  • Member, National Advisory Board of The Laser Center, Inc. (TLC Laser Eye Centers) 1994-2000
  • Member, Advisory Board of The Laser Center (TLC Laser Eye Centers) Piedmont, 1995-1996
  • Certificate, Anterior Segment Laser, 1991
  • Certificate, Eximer Laser in Photorefractive Technologies, 1994
  • Subject, Who’s Who in South and Southwest, 1993-1995
  • Subject, Who’s Who in the World, 1998-Present
  • Subject, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1999-Present
  • Subject, America’s Top Optometrists, 2002-Present
  • Subject, National Register of Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals, 2004-2005
  • Subject, Who’s Who in America, 2006-Present