Eye Emergencies in Paynesville

Eye Emergencies in Paynesville

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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 Insight Eye Care - Paynesville for emergency eye care.

Our Paynesville 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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- Mar. 13, 2024
Excellent!!
- Nov. 07, 2023
I am a new patient and I had a very positive experience!
- Oct. 13, 2023
Feel so safe and confident going to Dr Friederichs
- Sep. 17, 2023
If you are having problems with your vision etc. the best place to go with Dr. Fredericks because he... definitely will find out what’s going on or he would recommend you to someplace that well I have already recommended him many times to my friends. I will continue to do so.
- Nov. 15, 2022
Excellent care. Professional service. Friendly atmosphere.
- Sep. 03, 2022
Intelligent, friendly, caring staff
- Aug. 04, 2022
They are loving & caring people! They listen to my concerns and do an excellent job explaining.
- Mar. 30, 2022
Dr Friedreichs is excellent, explains procedures well. Front desk staff is pleasant. Large selection... of frames.
- Dec. 07, 2021
Great experience, super staff
- Sep. 27, 2021
treated me good and doctor and nurses was so caring.
- Apr. 29, 2021
Very thorough testing & exam, Dr Paradis was very good and explaining things to me during the exam. ... Customer service from the minute I walked in the clinic was so professional & welcoming. They have great selection of glasses to choose from as well!
- Mar. 09, 2021
The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Very clean comfortable office!
- Jan. 19, 2021
The ONLY place and people I trust in helping me care for my eyes.
- Aug. 19, 2020
I highly recommend Insight for any of your eye care needs. Dr. Friederichs was very friendly and to... ok the time to do a thorough exam. Anne also helped me out when I needed some contacts last minute. They are so willing to help and make your experience great.

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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 Paynesville 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 Paynesville as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Insight Eye Care - Paynesville in Paynesville without delay!

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