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Dry Eye Treatment in Holly Springs

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 Carolina 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 Holly Springs 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 Holly Springs

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  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 11, 2024
Dr. Nima Naik is absolutely the best. I highly recommend this business. I tried a few other places a... nd none had the kind of customer service I have rec’d from Carolina Family Vision.
- Nov. 17, 2023
I had a great experience with Dr. Ruvina Ravasignhe, O.D. . She took the time to answer all my quest... ions regarding my vision changes. Nicole at the front desk is just fabulous and was able to answer all my questions about insurance as well as assisting with setting up my daughter's appointment. I am so happy I switched to this providers.
- Nov. 14, 2023
Dr Sawyer is kind, helpful and thoughtful. He is thorough and takes time to educate you. Highly reco... mmend if you suffer from dry eye or Sjogrens. The staff is always super sweet, too.
- Oct. 13, 2023
I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience at Carolina Family Vision today! After hav... ing a difficult experience at another optometrist I needed a second opinion. A friend recommended Carolina Family Vision. I got in the same day and was greeted by the front desk with awesome friendly help and did not have to wait at all. Dr. Naik and office manager Denise Jones went the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable in my new contacts. I have found my new vision center home.
- Sep. 20, 2023
I hadn't been to an optometrist in quite a few years and needed a new prescription. Everyone on the ... team was friendly, and I felt like they all took the time to listen.
- Apr. 13, 2023
Love the gals over at Carolina Vision! Súper increíble service, personable and efficient! I love... Dr. Naik, Shaun, Denise & Cass….great customer service!!
- Apr. 07, 2023
Just had my annual exam there today. Dr. Naik was amazing!!!! Loved their selection of glasses and a... ll the help from Denise. Thank you!!!!
- Mar. 31, 2023
Excellent service no surprises been going for years whole family goes never a bad experience
- Mar. 30, 2023
Great new doc, this year. Friendly, informative, and knowledgeable! Front house staff also amazing a... nd helpful and friendly!
- Mar. 29, 2023
Excellent prompt service from a professional staff. A very pleasant experience.
- Mar. 28, 2023
Great experience, very knowledgeable & explained everything. Great staff!
- Mar. 14, 2023
I appreciate the staff working me in to their schedule today to check out my eye that I was having i... ssues with. Everyone was friendly and professional! I was in and out quickly and had answers and a solution to help my eye get better! Thanks to everyone at Carolina Family Vision !
- Mar. 13, 2023
Fast. Thorough. Polite. Great selection of frames.
- Mar. 08, 2023
The doctors and staff at Carolina Family Vision are awesome! They listen to you and do their very be... st to make your experience with them pleasurable and beneficial. They go above and beyond for their patients! I am. Denise Jones, the office manager, deserves kudos for the way she bends over backwards for patients!
- Mar. 02, 2023
Doctor and staff very professional and patient. They explain each step as they go making your visit... go smoothly. Absolutely recommend them.
- Mar. 01, 2023
Hello, I stopped by to pick up my glasses today and the young lady was very very nice and gave me he... r complete attention and did all she could do to solve the issue with my glasses. Sorry I didn't catch her name but she knows who she is. Lol Everyone there has been nice as well. Thanks to all, Danny C.
- Feb. 28, 2023
Everybody was super, supernice. They treated you like a person, not a number. The staff is extreme... ly nice and informative from start to finish. I have never had such a wonderful experience at the eye doctor as I did today. Actually can't wait until I see them again.
- Feb. 28, 2023
My Granddaughter said that you were great ;very professional! Carolina family Vision rocks!!!
- Feb. 25, 2023
I moved to the area a year and a half ago and needed to find a new eye doctor. I took a chance and m... ade an appointment at Carolina Family Vision and saw Dr. Will Sawyer last August. I couldn’t ask for a better eye doctor! I have had issues with my vision for about 10 years but no one was able to tell me what it was or why until I met Dr. Sawyer. I also have very dry eyes and thought it was just something I had to live with but I’ve learned that I have treatment options. Dr. Sawyer and the amazing staff at Carolina Family Vision are all so friendly and kind and I’m so glad I found them. I wish I knew the names of the girls at the front desk because they are awesome! One lovely girl in particular always greats me by name and it’s the little things like that that mean so much! Thank you!
- Feb. 17, 2023
Absolutely incredible! Fed up with my current contacts and having been five years since an exam I de... cided at the last minute to go get checked and order some more eyewear. Walking in at 1PM the Carolina family vision team still got me in despite closing at 2PM! Extra thanks to the office manager for taking the time to help me and additional mention to the Dr. for removing debris from my eye that had been imbedded for who knows how long... 😳 One more loyal customer added to the list. No need to look for another place!

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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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