Eye Emergencies in Hendersonville

Eye Emergencies in Hendersonville

Foreign objects or stabbing pains in your eye? Don’t wait!

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Experiencing a stab of pain in your eye?

Sudden changes in vision? Images appearing faded, blurry or foggy?

Got chemicals or another foreign object or substance in your eye?

Come visit Orgain Family Vision for emergency eye care.

Our Hendersonville optometrists can help you preserve your vision and eye health.

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We understand that accidents happen.

Our optometrists know exactly what to do to help you through your eye care emergency.

Whether it’s a workplace accident, an at-home incident, or some other emergency requiring immediate attention, we’re here to help you preserve your eye health and sight!


What To Do If You Have an Eye Emergency

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First things first. Don’t panic! Staying calm is the best way to help you think straight and help those around you to remain calm. Often, it’s not necessary to go to an emergency room for eye emergencies. In fact, the vast majority of people who go to the emergency room for eye care could have received treatment from their local optometrist instead.

If you’re unsure whether you’re experiencing an eye emergency, give us a call immediately! Delay may increase the risk of serious complications and may result in vision loss.

Until you see your eye doctor or seek urgent care, avoid the following:

  • Don’t try to remove an embedded object out of your eye
  • If your eye is injured, don't press on it or rub it
  • Dry cotton and sharp instruments such as tweezers should never be used on the eye.

Whether you've had a workplace accident or an at-home incident, our eye doctors are here to help


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Eye Emergencies FAQs

What is considered an eye emergency?

Eye emergencies are anything that may cause permanent damage to your eyes or vision without timely intervention from an eye care professional.

The most common types of eye emergencies include:

  • A blow, poke or other trauma to the eye
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Chemical spills in the eye
  • Foreign object embedded in the eye
  • Sudden appearance of light flashes or floaters
  • Contact lens lost in the eye
Does an eye infection require urgent care?

Symptoms of an eye infection typically include itching, burning, redness, crusty and watery eyes. See a Hendersonville eye doctor if your symptoms last over 4 days or if you experience intense pain, redness, blurred vision or light sensitivity.

What should I do if a foreign object enters my eye?

Most of the time, a person can easily remove debris from the eye by repeatedly blinking to get the debris out. If that doesn't work, you can wash your eye with saline (sterile salt water) to flush out any dust and dirt from your eye, or use streaming tap water.

However, to scratch your cornea while attempting to get an object out which can cause further site-threatening complications.

So the best thing you can do in this kind of eye emergency is to get to your eye doctor in Hendersonville as soon as possible.

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- Jun. 10, 2024
I agree with all the positive reviews below and would like to add one more reason to go there. They... are honest. Before I moved to the area, I was told by my provider that I needed cataract surgery. Dr Logan took one look and said I did not. He could have made some more money off of this and chose to be honest instead. All the staff there are great to work with, professional and pleasant. The glasses I get there are always good-looking and work perfectly for whatever I do, whether it's reading, computer or driving. I would highly refer them.
- Jun. 06, 2024
Dr. Smith is world-class, very patient, knowledgeable, and undoubtably has his patients well being a... s priority one. Even though my insurance company recently decided that Dr. Smith was not in network, I chose to stay with his practice. I get a very reasonable cash discount. Most importantly, I trust my eye health to be managed by Dr. Smith and not an insurance that dictates my vision based on the greed of shareholders.
- May. 17, 2024
You could go somewhere else, but why? Orgain Family Vision is a great place with awesome staff. My w... ife and I received thorough eye exams and made new friends in the process. My family will be repeat customers for sure.
- May. 04, 2024
Dr. Smith is an exceptional eye doctor whom I've trusted since for over 6 years. He possesses a keen... ability to listen attentively and provides a range of options for consideration before making any decisions. His commitment to patient satisfaction is evident, as reflected in the welcoming demeanor of his entire staff. Now, our entire family relies on his expertise, and the experience is consistently friendly and exceptional.
- May. 03, 2024
Very professional.
- May. 02, 2024
Friendly, caring staff. Very welcoming and they provide the best care.
- Apr. 19, 2024
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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
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- Sep. 16, 2023
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- Sep. 06, 2023
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- Aug. 08, 2023
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- 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.

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