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Our Beginnings

Graystone Eye is an ophthalmology practice that was originally established as Harris, Foster and Lefler, PA, founded in 1969 by Drs. William Harris, Dr. Thomas Foster and Dr. Hampton Lefler. In 1973, these founding physicians had a new office constructed near Catawba Hospital and shared that space with ENT physicians, subsequently becoming known as Graystone Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat. In 1977, the practice became Graystone Ophthalmology Associates with the joining of Dr. Randal Williams, who is the only physician of the four currently practicing.

Growth and Expansion

In 2000, the current CEO, Sheree Watson, joined the group and helped to transform the practice into a highly functioning organization offering the superior standard of care it provides today as Graystone Eye.

With continued growth, regulation changes and the ever watchful eye of the federal government, it was in the best interest of our patients to relocate the two Hickory offices and ambulatory surgery center (acquired in 2006) into one combined location. In 2008, the Hickory office located at 2424 Century Place, SE, was established as the central hub of the practice and in 2009, the addition of the AAAHC fully accredited, two operating room surgery center was completed. The Lenoir office was fully renovated in 2009, and the new Lincolnton office building was completed in 2012. Also in 2012, at the invitation of Dr. William Atkins, Graystone entered the High Country with the acquisition of Watauga Eye. With the retirement of Dr. Atkins, our Boone and Linville locations were covered by Dr. Allen and several other Graystone physicians.

With times ever changing and the need to ensure superior patient care, Graystone made the decision in 2016 to combine our Boone and Linville locations into one beautiful new facility that offers full service comprehensive ophthalmic services five days a week. The new building is specifically designed to better suit the needs of all our patients and we are proud to say it was built with our patients in mind!

What We Do

Our highly trained team of eleven board certified ophthalmologists and one board eligible physician includes seven fellowship trained sub-specialists. Our practice is proudly focused on the following services: comprehensive eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, refractive procedures (iLASIK), corneal disorders, retina disorders, pediatric vision disorders, oculo-facial plastics (functional and aesthetic services) and optical. It is our pleasure to treat patients and provide the best quality care possible and are honored that so many have entrusted us with that responsibility!

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Pakko Pakorro
Pakko Pakorro
2017-04-25T15:51:49+0000
Lindaa Maxinee Townsend
Lindaa Maxinee Townsend
2017-04-22T14:05:12+0000
Amy Henson Starnes
Amy Henson Starnes
2017-04-10T16:40:51+0000
Tim N Glenda Casstevens
Tim N Glenda Casstevens
2017-04-07T17:26:51+0000
Shari Grossman-Faraci
Shari Grossman-Faraci
2017-03-29T22:10:01+0000
Andrew Pope
Andrew Pope
2017-03-27T16:52:43+0000
Penny Stroud Ludwig
Penny Stroud Ludwig
2017-03-12T13:32:46+0000
Great place... wonderful people. 💜 The atmosphere was great, very friendly caring people. It makes for a great experience.read more
Debra Kindley
Debra Kindley
2017-03-10T15:54:29+0000
Have gone to Graystone Eye for over 30 years for excellent eye care. Started with Dr. Lefler, now retired, and currently have wonderful care provided by Dr. Harris, Jr. David Killian in the optical department always goes above and beyond to provide excellent assistance in selecting eyeglass frames and making sure the "fit" is perfect.read more
Amber Beheler
Amber Beheler
2017-03-09T21:21:19+0000
Dr. Betor is absolutely amazing! She has a kind, patient heart that shines through when she walks in the room. My daughter loved her and we look forward to seeing her again in the future.read more
Ulrike Wright
Ulrike Wright
2017-03-07T07:12:24+0000
Very friendly poeple. Best doctor. My operation went very well.
Monique Stewart Webb
Monique Stewart Webb
2017-03-06T14:20:05+0000
Dr.Adair helps my son so well! Thank God for him helping us figure out what's up with his eyesight! ! Staff is fantastic with kids and so is the doctor.read more
Jenifer Teresa Hinshaw
Jenifer Teresa Hinshaw
2017-02-23T13:08:43+0000
It is a wonderful place and very professional. I would recommend it to everyone.
Billie Walker
Billie Walker
2017-02-21T14:38:55+0000
Elle Tallent Dellinger
Elle Tallent Dellinger
2017-02-17T13:09:01+0000
Awesome staff, even better results!! Would recommend!!!
Melissa Trivette
Melissa Trivette
2017-02-14T13:18:26+0000
Dr. Betor I highly recommend! Amazing wisdom of the eyes and the effect they have on the brain! Beautiful amount of patience and understanding of children with disabilities! My heartfelt thank you to her and the rest of her staff! Looking forward to working with her more in the near and far future to get my sons eyes where they need to be!read more
Wendy Rogers Bruno
Wendy Rogers Bruno
2017-02-08T16:19:05+0000
Angie Poston Childers
Angie Poston Childers
2017-02-08T02:27:00+0000
I have a very complex eye prescription. I've been seeing other ophthalmologist at a different office for many years. Today is the first time I have left a office with a little hope to get my prescription right and getting me to seeing better. Dr. Richard Chang and his assistant Ashley are awesome. They are both very professional and definitely far more knowledgeable in this field than previous places I visited. My appointment was at the Lincolnton office. It went quickly and it was enjoyable. I wish I could remember the name of the lady in the contact lens department. She is so helpful, kind and knowledgeable. I look forward to seeing her often while we tweak my prescription. Thank you Dr. Chang, Ashley Lail and contact lens lady for a very good visit!read more
Joann Hamrick
Joann Hamrick
2017-02-04T18:54:00+0000
Lonnie Rousselle
Lonnie Rousselle
2017-01-26T12:52:22+0000
Dr.Chang and the staff were great to my wife now she can see
Les Lyon
Les Lyon
2017-01-24T23:17:00+0000
What a gem of a place. Great people, impressive location. I got my new eyes here. Consider the RLE procedure. I had worn glasses for distance and reading, now I don't need them anymore. RLE stands for Reflective Lens Exchange. Best thing I ever did for myself.read more
Tim Danielson
Tim Danielson
2017-01-22T03:10:06+0000
My experiences at Graystone Eye Center have always been great. Dr J. Harris, Dr Trey Oursler and the entire staff are so nice to deal with. I feel fortune to be able to receive the wonderful care I get for my vision so close to home.read more
Buffy Rathburn Butler
Buffy Rathburn Butler
2017-01-14T15:41:21+0000
Every person from check in to check out was very pleasant and helpful. With the high volume of patients going through this facility the staff are on point with what needs to be done. I left their office with great confidence in placing my eye health in their hands. Thank you Graystone Staff.read more
Steve Brewdude Garn
Steve Brewdude Garn
2017-01-12T16:36:14+0000
Këlliè Ęlizabeth Canipe
Këlliè Ęlizabeth Canipe
2017-01-04T14:54:00+0000
I absolutely love Dr. Betor....I knew her several years ago before she left, and hope she NEVER leaves again!!!
Debbie Ferrell
Debbie Ferrell
2016-12-30T02:10:43+0000
Ryan Edwards
Ryan Edwards
2016-12-28T16:03:09+0000
Paula Setzer Arney
Paula Setzer Arney
2016-11-01T22:21:04+0000
the associates were very nice and very helpful, I would highly recommend Graystone Eye Care
Ellen Haner Anderson
Ellen Haner Anderson
2016-10-18T22:46:45+0000
Very impressed, everyone was very pleasant. Things went very smooth and moved right along, no sit and wait, for the volume of patients going through it ran very well. We were told just what to expect and that's how it was. When we go back in November, I'm sure the anxiety level will be considerably lower. Thank you all Graystone Staff.read more
Beverly L Conklin
Beverly L Conklin
2016-10-11T17:56:58+0000
Patricia Huff Lowman
Patricia Huff Lowman
2016-10-06T19:50:17+0000
I'm very impressed with the staff & the office "flow" in general. You don't have to just sit around & wait forever to be seen. Would recommend them to anyone!read more
Julia Caroline Welker
Julia Caroline Welker
2016-10-01T15:21:44+0000
Patty Roseberry Gregory
Patty Roseberry Gregory
2016-09-29T13:17:38+0000
Love my Graystone Drs Nurses and Staff . Pretty Great People. . They make the wait worth it with their smiles and kindness. Thank you all from the start of my cataract surgery till now . You are ALL THE BESTread more
Richard Rinehardt II
Richard Rinehardt II
2016-09-26T12:40:51+0000
Jo-Carol Leonard
Jo-Carol Leonard
2016-09-13T21:34:49+0000
I am so impressed with Graystone, it's staff and especially Dr. T. R. Williams. I called on a Friday at 3:00 and was evaluated by one of their nurses on the phone and given an appointment for 9:15 the next morning (a Saturday). The center in Hickory seemed very organized and professional. Dr. Williams saw me and asked me many questions so that he could make an accurate diagnosis. He is very knowledgeable, caring and explained everything so that I could understand what was going on. I even got a follow-up call to see how I was doing. If you need a good doctor, go see Dr. Williams and his team.read more
Marisha Frazier
Marisha Frazier
2016-09-10T16:13:40+0000
I had an appointment at 930. I was checked in went through triage and saw the Dr all before 1030. Great experience.
Justin Roepel
Justin Roepel
2016-07-26T13:27:10+0000
Trenna Warren Kistler
Trenna Warren Kistler
2016-07-19T12:06:45+0000
Terri McClelland
Terri McClelland
2016-07-02T04:00:47+0000
Would not go anywhere else. Very please with my cataract surgery.
Jan Russ
Jan Russ
2016-05-30T19:08:11+0000
Jeannie Padilla
Jeannie Padilla
2016-05-26T12:23:09+0000
Ron Lamberth
Ron Lamberth
2016-02-19T02:07:03+0000
My experience with Graystone Eye has been fantastic! Thank you Doctor Chang!
David Peeler
David Peeler
2016-02-09T21:24:05+0000
Randy Reynolds
Randy Reynolds
2015-12-01T15:09:13+0000
Great place with wonderful caring doctors and all the people are just great.
Jeff Summers
Jeff Summers
2015-11-30T01:05:28+0000
Very professional, nice and friendly staff.
Amanda Hastings Gibbons
Amanda Hastings Gibbons
2015-11-24T21:51:05+0000
Sulma Segovia
Sulma Segovia
2015-11-15T20:50:56+0000
RobbieandJoanna Robbins
RobbieandJoanna Robbins
2015-10-23T23:11:38+0000
I'm so impressed with the whole process here at Graystone. They have excellent customer service and they care about a patient's comfort.read more
Mike Dale Pendergrass
Mike Dale Pendergrass
2015-10-16T14:31:38+0000
Thank you Dr Adair now I can see ....
Doris Crotts
Doris Crotts
2015-10-06T07:50:28+0000
Shannon Norman
Shannon Norman
2015-09-28T11:05:22+0000
The process was fast and very professional! ! A very pleasant establishment ...
Kerri Amy Hopke
Kerri Amy Hopke
2015-09-28T04:07:30+0000
BettyGrace McDermott O'Hearn
BettyGrace McDermott O'Hearn
2015-08-10T16:57:54+0000
I have always had the most professional experiences at Greystone Eye. I have been a patient of Dr. Brian Adair for 7 years and recently had surgery under the beautiful hands of Dr. Hargrove. It is a wonderful facility and the best I have seen in my many years.read more
Patty Kirsch
Patty Kirsch
2015-02-01T13:43:06+0000
I have been going to Graystone Eye for several years and had cataract surgery in 2013. Great experience with the doctors and staff. I will be having eyelid surgery in a few months and my aunt is having cataract surgery tomorrow. I never hesitate to tell everyone I meet that is contemplating eye issues about Graystone.read more
Dana Wells
Dana Wells
2014-09-26T23:40:33+0000
I recently had ILasik and I could not be more pleased. The staff were very attentive and asked me several times if I was doing ok. The procedure itself was painless. Dr. Oursler explained everything he was doing and he and his staff made sure I felt completely comfortable. My only regret is that I waited so long to have this done. It is truly amazing to wake up from a nap on the day of surgery and be able to see the clock for the first time in 2 decades. Thanks again to all the staff for helping me see again.read more
Krystal Leigh Saine
Krystal Leigh Saine
2014-07-07T02:36:31+0000
Ruth Lynne Hunnings
Ruth Lynne Hunnings
2014-07-01T13:30:28+0000
Jennifer Buff
Jennifer Buff
2014-06-30T09:14:09+0000
Michelle Heavner Gantt
Michelle Heavner Gantt
2014-06-28T03:52:34+0000
Kecia Parsons Dover
Kecia Parsons Dover
2014-06-25T23:18:01+0000
Donna Phillips
Donna Phillips
2014-06-24T02:08:34+0000
Really good eye doctor. When I went in for my pre - op before my eye surgery my doctor actually ask me to join him in prayer that all would go well. NEVER have I had a doctor even acknowledge that God is in control & is the ultimate surgeon !!read more
Pammy Herrera
Pammy Herrera
2014-06-14T02:20:11+0000
Rhonda Galbreath Sherfy
Rhonda Galbreath Sherfy
2014-06-13T02:14:59+0000
Extremely satisfied.. Dr. Kelty and his team are fantastic..The receptionist make the beginning of your visit as stress free as possible. Highly recommendedread more
Judy Johnson
Judy Johnson
2014-06-06T14:04:12+0000
David Hise
David Hise
2014-05-20T14:30:05+0000
Lisa N Allmon
Lisa N Allmon
2014-04-25T23:09:31+0000
Jacquie Ladyj Howell
Jacquie Ladyj Howell
2014-03-25T15:07:09+0000
Elliott Willis
Elliott Willis
2014-02-07T17:14:05+0000
I had my LASIK done by Dr. Oursler. He did a great job of informing me of what to expect and as he was doing each step he was talking me through the whole time. He and his team were very professional and informative. I would recommend that if you are thinking of getting LASIK, you should go to Dr. Oursler at Greystone eye.read more
Diana McKinney
Diana McKinney
2013-11-09T02:11:34+0000
Darlene Rasar
Darlene Rasar
2013-09-13T18:33:09+0000
Awesome place
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