Eye Emergencies in Holly Springs

Eye Emergencies in Holly Springs

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 Carolina Family Vision for emergency eye care.

Our Holly Springs 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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Patient Reviews
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- 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!
- Feb. 14, 2023
Dr Sawyer and the entire office staff is amazing!!

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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 Holly Springs 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 Holly Springs as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Carolina Family Vision in Holly Springs without delay!

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