Eye Emergencies in Bryan

Eye Emergencies in Bryan

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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 Northwest Ohio Vision Center for emergency eye care.

Our Bryan 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


Urgent Eye Care in Bryan

Our optometry practice in Bryan

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Patient Reviews
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- Sep. 12, 2023
Everybody was nice and courteous and had state-of-the-art equipment, I'd recommend them to anybody
- Jul. 22, 2023
Very friendly staff!
- Jun. 29, 2023
This was my first visit to Northwest Ohio Vision Center and it was very impressive. Dr. Richmond pr... ovided a very thorough eye exam and provided a comprehensive explanation of the results of my exam. I was very pleased with the services provided.
- May. 17, 2023
Everyone was so kind and polite. They had appointments available without hassle. Once we got there w... e spent hardly any time in the waiting room as well. The staff are just great, too
- May. 04, 2023
Excellent care and constant growth. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my eye care.
- Apr. 17, 2023
Dr Spiess and staff were very kind and listened to my concerns. Happy they were able to see me on on... ly a few day’s notice. Thank you for your kindness.
- Apr. 17, 2023
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
- Apr. 02, 2023
I always receive great service and the staff is always friendly.
- Mar. 20, 2023
Friendly, helpful & knowledgeable staff!
- Jan. 19, 2023
Everyone there was so kind & helpful
- Dec. 16, 2022
Top notch care!
- Oct. 01, 2022
Excellent in all areas!
- Aug. 28, 2022
Always friendly, great service!
- Aug. 15, 2022
Everyone made my 3 children and myself feel very comfortable throughout the appointment
- Aug. 06, 2022
excellent service and very professional staff.
- Nov. 10, 2021
Took my son here for the first time and we loved it! It was a great experience from setting the appo... intment and till we walked out the door! Highly recommend!
- Sep. 27, 2021
The friendliest and most caring staff! They recognize you when you walk in and are always more than ... willing to answer any questions you may have! They are great with people of all ages, children included!
- Aug. 24, 2021
I love how friendly and great the staff was with my daughter for her first visit! Dr. Yahraus was fa... ntastic with her!
- Aug. 13, 2021
Absolutely awesome and helpful!
- Jun. 19, 2021
I appreciate that Dr Richmond worked me in. I called at 8:00 and she saw me at 9:10. It ended up tha... t I had a corneal abrasion. I appreciate her going “above and beyond”.

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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 Bryan 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 Bryan as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Northwest Ohio Vision Center in Bryan without delay!

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