Eye Emergencies in Hendersonville

Eye Emergencies in Hendersonville

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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!


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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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- 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.
- Apr. 02, 2023
Amy helped me select my new frames for my glasses! She was so helpful and had a great attitude! Her ... service was impeccable!
- Mar. 24, 2023
The exam was thorough and the visit was good.

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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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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Orgain Family Vision in Hendersonville without delay!

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