Eye Emergencies in Sandusky

Eye Emergencies in Sandusky

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 Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky for emergency eye care.

Our Sandusky 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 Sandusky

Our optometry practice in Sandusky

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • EyeMed
  • Spectera
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
- Sep. 15, 2023
They saw us promptly, we had no issues with my daughter's appointment. The optometrist made my 4 y.o... daughter very comfortable and was sweet to her. Needless to say she's excited to come again for her checkup next year 👍 They have a cute kids area and not to mention, they're in town Sandusky so they're easily accessible. Bonus that the staff is very friendly.
- Mar. 27, 2023
What a wonderful place! There was some confusion about my appointment when I showed up but they man... aged to squeeze me in for an eye exam. I don't remember the staffs names but the lady who checked me in was so extremely helpful and nice... the staff member I had that did all the testing before I saw the actual eye doctor was so very nice and accommodating, 3xs she got me a glass of water during my visit, she went above and beyond... the eye doctor I saw was very polite and had a wonderful personality, shook my hand right when he came in the room, I appreciate a doctor of any kind who actually can communicate in layman's terms and talks TO you and not AT you. My last task while there was picking out new frames and the lady who helped me was just as nice and polite as everyone else I encountered... everyone was polite and down to earth...I have Caresource insurance and many doctors offices treat you like a 2nd rate citizen the second they know you have Caresource or any state provided insurance... that did not happen here and they have no idea how much that is truly appreciated. I would absolutely recommend them based on my visit today.
- Dec. 29, 2022
Staff was very professional and nice. Had a thorough eye exam and eye glasses made. Very happy with ... my new glasses. The HD lenses are crystal clear.
- Dec. 09, 2022
So impressed with my first appointment! This team is incredibly knowledgeable and up-to-date on wha... t's going on in the eye care field. The customer care was outstanding. Dr. Hicks is SO impressive! They give you the time you need - I didn't feel like they simply "processed" me. I highly recommend these professionals!
- Sep. 28, 2021
Staff are friendly and helpful, optometrists are knowledgeable and thorough.

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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 Sandusky 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 Sandusky as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky in Sandusky without delay!

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