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Dry Eye Treatment in Hendersonville

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

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Tired of your eyes constantly watering?

Want to find a solution for your red, dry, itchy eyes?

Dry eye disease can seriously harm your quality of life. It can cause severe irritation and even infection in severe cases.

Symptoms of dry eye disease include:

  • Red, dry eyes
  • Itchiness in and around the eye
  • A gritty-feeling in the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Excessive watering of the eyes

Visit Orgain Family Vision for effective and lasting dry eye relief.

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How Dry Eye Disease Develops & How to Treat It

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Dry eye disease is an increasingly common eye condition that can happen either because the eye is not producing enough tears, or because tears are evaporating too quickly, leaving the eyes without enough moisture to function comfortably.

This can happen for several reasons including allergies, side effects from medications, hormonal changes, and illness.

Depending on the cause and exact symptoms of your dry eyes, our Hendersonville eye doctors will be able to prescribe treatments and medications aimed at increasing the amount of tears your eye produces and/or slowing the evaporation of tears to better hydrate your eyes.


What Are the Main Causes of Dry Eye?

  • Aging

    Dry eye disease tends to affect people over the age of 50. This is because tear production slows as we age. As the lacrimal glands produce fewer tears, dry eye develops.

  • Hormonal changes

    It's not uncommon for some women to experience dry eye symptoms during pregnancy, menopause, or while using birth control pills. That's because hormone imbalances can reduce tear production.

  • Autoimmune disease

    Certain autoimmune diseases, like Sjögren’s syndrome, can cause white blood cells to attack your tear glands, thus reducing tear production. Other diseases like arthritis, lupus, and diabetes can also cause poor or insufficient tear production.

  • Medications

    Certain medications can reduce mucus production (one of the 3 tear components) thus contributing to chronic dry eye.

    They include antihistamines, antidepressants, diuretics, and beta-blockers.

Note that this is just a handful of causes. There are many other factors that can contribute to dry eye, including pollution and dry air, allergies, poor tear quality, dehydration, contact lens wear, and more.


Dry Eyes Treatment in Hendersonville

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Hours
  • Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • United Healthcare
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Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 14, 2024
Absolutely loved this clinic! Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend!
- Mar. 04, 2024
After past visits to Sams Optical and what should be "America's Worst" instead of best, my family wa... s referred to Orgain Family Vision. Here we felt like actual patients and that our concerns were addressed appropriately instead of being rushed. The customer service provide was above excellent. Plus, we received rebates on our contacts which we had never received in the past at any other location!
- Feb. 16, 2024
Great experience with knowledgeable and friendly staff.
- Jan. 25, 2024
The Staff all around (front-end, exam, visionwear) are so caring (they treat you like family) and al... ways exemplify the utmost professionalism. Highly recommend .
- Dec. 22, 2023
I trust Dr. Smith and the staff to put my eyes first.
- Nov. 20, 2023
I have been going to Dr Orgain since the early 80’s and each visit is always exceptional. I have h... is cell number and he has phoned in prescriptions even once as he was hiking the Grand Canyon. I now live south of Nashville but will continue to use Orgain because of the personal care and professionalism.
- Nov. 19, 2023
Dr. Smith and his staff are the best!!
- Nov. 13, 2023
Wonderful team. Nice people. They really do the job on the high level. Thanks
- Sep. 16, 2023
Great service! Everyone happy, welcoming, and helpful!
- Sep. 06, 2023
Very professional and on time. A great place for eye care
- Sep. 04, 2023
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- Aug. 08, 2023
New patient... was a great experience... the doctor, staff, and the entire visit was wonderful. Tha... nks everyone! Giovanni Amato
- Jul. 26, 2023
All the staff at Orgain Family Vision are very professional, helpful and kind. The ladies at the fro... nt desk have gone above and beyond for my family and I.
- Jul. 11, 2023
Excellent service, knowledgeable personnel, from reception, to vision technicians, optometrists, and... eyeglass specialists, all are unfailingly polite, kind, good humored, helpful, and professional. Obviously passionate about their work and getting good results for everyone.
- May. 31, 2023
Best optometrist I’ve ever had the pleasure of receiving care from. Nobody else even comes close.
- May. 28, 2023
Our recent visit to Orgain Family Vision was a wonderful experience. The staff was efficient, profes... sional and friendly. Dr. Smith was informative and a pleasure to work with. We will highly recommend them to family and friends.
- May. 24, 2023
Only if I could give more than 5 stars! The professionalism, compassion, and expertise displayed by ... the entire staff, along with the welcoming and comfortable environment was great! I highly recommend Dr. Smith and the team to anyone seeking top notch care!
- May. 12, 2023
The entire staff was wonderful with my 3 year old. This is not an easy visit for a little guy, but t... hey were all so patient and kind. Dr. Smith was great at explaining his exam or any questions I had. Highly recommend!
- Apr. 14, 2023
Excellent doctors. Knowledgeable staff. Efficient service. Just what I want in Eye Doctors.
- Apr. 05, 2023
Dr. Smith dialed my contacts prescription in better than anyone ever has. I have had issues with blu... rry vision for years and he solved it. Highly recommend.

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Dry Eyes FAQs

Can I still wear contact lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?

Yes, some people can still wear contact lenses with dry eye syndrome. However, depending on its severity, you may need to carefully select the adequate contact lens for optimal clarity and comfort.

Oftentimes, because contact lenses sit on the eye, it's difficult for vital oxygen to reach the eye. This can worsen dry eye symptoms, and increase the risk of scratching or otherwise damaging your eye. Make sure to ask your eye doctor which contact lenses are most adapted to your condition.

Can dry eye syndrome be cured?

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for dry eye syndrome. There are, however, many treatment options that offer lasting dry eye relief.

Can dry eye syndrome cause blindness?

In rare extreme cases, dry eye syndrome can cause corneal ulcers. These ulcers can result in scarring on the eye, making it difficult for the cornea to focus light accurately. If left untreated, corneal ulcers and the associated scarring can result in blindness.

How can I prevent dry eye symptoms?

Below are a few tips that will help prevent dry eye symptoms:

  • Point fans, heaters, and air vents so that they don’t directly blow into your eyes
  • Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Stay properly hydrated
  • Take breaks during long tasks, especially those that require extended visual focus

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