Eye Emergencies in Bryan

Eye Emergencies in Bryan

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 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!


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


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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- Jul. 04, 2024
Dr. Richmond is amazing and goes above and beyond for her patients.
- Jun. 14, 2024
Dr. Spiess has been great to work with. He gets right to point and is real level-headed in his appro... ach.
- Jun. 06, 2024
Fast and very professional visit. Equipment is top notch - All staff and Dr. Spiess are great. Thank... you!
- May. 10, 2024
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- May. 01, 2024
Great place for your eye care
- Apr. 29, 2024
Very happy with the staff and ability to get me in short notice before my insurance lapsed. Front de... sk staff was friendly and welcoming, the tech did fantastic with addressing any concerns and waking me through the steps of the appointment, the Dr was prompt and reassuring. Definitely recommend for your vision needs.
- Apr. 27, 2024
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We have been going to Northwest Ohio Vision Center for a few years and we love the friendly staff an... d great service. Dr. Andrea Yahraus is very helpful, professional and knowledgeable.
- Feb. 08, 2024
My wife and I really enjoyed our experience with Jordan and the whole staff. They were extremely fri... endly and very very helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
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- Dec. 16, 2023
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Everyone was just wonderful.
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- Dec. 13, 2023
The office staff was friendly and professional. Dr. Spies did a thorough job and was very pleasant....
- Nov. 21, 2023
Dr. Spiess is awesome! Very professional and his exams are so thorough! If you need glasses ask for ... Lisa! She has several years of experience and very knowledgeable. She will go over evey detail and option available.
- Oct. 24, 2023
Great place to get anything vision related.
- 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.

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Have an eye emergency?

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

(419) 636-1531