Eye Emergencies in Bellefontaine

Eye Emergencies in Bellefontaine

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 Professional Vision Services- Bellefontaine for emergency eye care.

Our Bellefontaine 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 Bellefontaine

Our optometry practice in Bellefontaine

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Open on the 2nd and 4th saturday of every month
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
- Apr. 09, 2024
It’s so easy to schedule! Great availability. The staff were very kind and helpful. Highly recomme... nd.
- Jan. 02, 2024
I have gone here for years and always had a wonderful experience. everyone is super nice and helpful... . I highly recommend it 👍
- Jan. 15, 2023
Had something in my eye they got it right out on a Saturday. Everyone was very nice
- Jun. 10, 2022
Great customer service! They price matched my contacts so I didn't need to shop around.
- Apr. 01, 2021
The staff is very kind and efficient. The facility is clean and they always have a large selection ... of glasses to choose from. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 25, 2018
Dr Harry and his Team Always takes great care of my family.

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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 Bellefontaine 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 Bellefontaine as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Professional Vision Services- Bellefontaine in Bellefontaine without delay!

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