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Meet the Doctors of Elite Eye Care.

Learn more about the qualified team of doctors at Elite Eye Care in Arden.

Dr. Haley Perry, optometrist and proud owner of Elite Eye Care.

Dr. Haley Perry, owner and optometrist at Elite Eye Care in Arden, NC. She is wearing black scrubs and stylish glasses from the Coach and Disney collaboration. Dr. Perry is standing confidently at the front desk, with a rock-facing backdrop and a serene light blue wall behind her. A small monstera vine gracefully climbs up the rock, adding a touch of natural beauty to the scene.

Dr. Haley Perry, owner of Elite Eye Care


You know, most doctors use this section to highlight their accomplishments and credentials. And while I want you to know all of that about me, there’s something more important I’d like you to know: I genuinely love people. Connecting them to the resources, products, and practices that can improve their lives is what truly fills me with joy. That’s the essence of my practice—to help you see the world clearly and feel genuinely cared for along the way.

When it comes to eye care, I believe you have a choice. And I don’t take that lightly. That’s why, every day, I strive to create the “Disney” experience of eye care. I want you to feel welcomed, supported, and delighted throughout your journey with us.

Now, I often get asked if I’m from Asheville. Well, sorta. I’m originally from Rutherfordton, NC, just an hour east of Asheville. Growing up, I spent a lot of time coming up the mountain for shopping and activities. Witnessing the growth of this town over my lifetime, I couldn’t be more excited to practice here at this amazing time.

Another question I frequently hear is, “Why did you choose this profession?” It all began with my father, who had a rare neurological disorder that initially manifested as a “sudden painless loss of vision.” His optometrist played a crucial role in diagnosing him and referring him to a neurologist. That fascinated me—the idea that our eyes could reveal secrets about our overall health. So, at 16, I started working weekends and holidays at that same optometrist’s office. I always knew I would become an eye doctor.

I received a scholarship to attend Campbell University, where I graduated magna cum laude with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Before committing fully to eyecare, I conducted cancer research at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. During my time there, I discovered that they had one of the most competitive optometric programs in the country. Naturally, it was the only school I applied to, and I feel incredibly blessed to have graduated from there in 2009.

My love for people led me to focus on primary eye care. Throughout my training, I had the opportunity to work in various settings, including:

  • Vision America Ocular Surgical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, where I assisted in the treatment and follow-up of surgeries across multiple ocular systems, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts.
  • The Ocular Disease Clinic at the Salisbury VA Hospital, where I provided eye care to our country’s veterans.
  • Pediatric Eye Care/Vision Therapy at the University of Alabama, where I improved the vision of children with crossed eyes, treated lazy eyes (amblyopia) with patching, and prescribed eyeglasses and contacts for nearsightedness and farsightedness.
"Dr. Haley Perry, owner of Elite Eye Care, with her family. On the left, her husband Aaron holds their youngest daughter, while their oldest daughter stands in front of Dr. Perry. The joyful family poses in front of a fireplace adorned with fall leaves, beaming with smiles."

Dr. Perry and Family

On a personal note, one of my greatest joys is being a wife and mother. I married my high school sweetheart, Aaron, in 2006. In 2009 and 2014, he blessed me with two beautiful baby girls who are spitting images of him—Isla and Evie.

Outside of work, I spend my days diving into upcycling and crafting projects, volunteering and my children’s school, participating in after-school activities, and cherishing time with my incredible circle of friends.

Thank you for taking an interest in getting to know me better! I can’t wait to meet you soon.

Haley Perry, OD

In addition to my private practice, Dr. Perry serves as the Western North Carolina Administrator for Vision Source—the nation’s largest group of private practice optometrists.  She was also honored to have been appointed as a trustee for the North Carolina Optometric Society. You can follow her on Instagram at @haleyaperryod for more updates.

Dr. Casey Krug

Dr. Casey Krug, Associate Optometrist at Elite Eye Care in Arden, NC. She is wearing a black blazer and black glasses, with wavy brown hair. Dr. Krug is standing, smiling confidently in front of a blurred background

Dr. Casey Krug, Associate Optometrist at Elite Eye Care

Dr. Casey Krug graduated from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Psychology. She is a 2021 graduate from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where she received the Dr. David P. Sloan Memorial Award, which recognizes a student who demonstrates significant service to the profession of optometry and the Class of 1967 Memorial Endowed Award recognizing outstanding leadership. She was also selected as the 2020 student of the year by the American Optometric Association. Dr. Casey has received extensive training in adult primary care, ocular disease, and low vision at The Eye Center in Memphis, TN, the Salem Virginia VA Medical center, and at Paul Vision Institute during her graduate career.

Dr. Casey Krug, Associate Optometrist at Elite Eye Care in Arden, NC, enjoying a hike. In the image, she is sitting on the ledge of an overlook, surrounded by stunning mountains and valleys. Dr. Krug is wearing a black beanie, stylish sunglasses, an orange coat, and comfortable black pants paired with hiking boots. Her adventurous spirit shines through as she takes in the breathtaking scenery

Dr. Casey loves living in Western North Carolina

As a licensed North Carolina optometrist, Dr. Casey provides comprehensive exams, diagnoses, and management of all disorders that affect the eye. She works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care. She regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Casey’s dedication to continuing education that our patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available.

When not busy enjoying her patients, Dr. Casey is passionate about volunteering in the community. She also appreciates outdoor activities, cooking, and traveling. If you have any great outdoor stops, recipes, or travel tips, Dr. Casey would love to hear about them during your next eye health examination.