Eye Emergencies in Far West Side

Eye Emergencies in Far West Side

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 Omni Vision - Dove Creek for emergency eye care.

Our Far West Side 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 Far West Side 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 Far West Side as soon as possible.

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- Mar. 23, 2024
Great service! Friendly staff!
- Mar. 08, 2024
The front desk ladies are awesome, and send multiple reminders about your appointment and are very c... ordial. The tech did a great job of explaining all the machines before he did anything, and kept things moving. I saw Dr. Peters today and he was really nice and patient, and took the time to explain all the images they took. But heres the biggest thing....they actually had my contacts in stock which is HUGE for me because optometrists NEVER have mine in stock for samples! Enjoying my new eyes and will definitely be back!
- Feb. 28, 2024
Had a very pleasant experience today at Omni-Dove Creek. After a melt down the day before due to my... mistake for making an appointment at the wrong location it all turned out well. The staff was so kind and were able to get me in today. The gentleman tech who did the preliminary testing was so kind and extremely professional. Dr. Peters was also very kind. If I had to say anything less than a 5 star rating it would be I waited a while for Dr. Peters. You can not always blame that on the doctor. Each patient is different and may require additional time that was unexpected. The young lady who finished up my visit with frames and such was top notch. Overall a wonderful bunch of people. Good job everyone !
- Jan. 17, 2024
I have had eye exams here the last two years and today I had plugs placed in my tear ducts. Dr Pet... ers and ALL the staff are fantastic!!!! I highly recommend them!!!!
- Jan. 14, 2024
Very friendly and Knowledgeable staff. It was a great experience.
- Jan. 03, 2024
Omni Vision is the best place to seek medical attention for any eye problem/problems. Dr. Peterson i... s the best optimist I’ve seen since my last doctor retired. I recommend Dr. Peterson highly without any reservations.
- Dec. 30, 2023
Great people but a little hard if hearing
- Nov. 11, 2023
My son has special needs and he was treated with respect.
- Nov. 06, 2023
Great care from staff and doctor.
- Oct. 06, 2023
Helped me with my eye problem good service and great work
- Sep. 25, 2023
Great service, great selection of frames. Highly experienced Dr who was very informative. Friendly s... taff, clean and more.
- Sep. 18, 2023
I had a great experience at Omni Vision with my son. It was his first appointment to receive glasses... and the staff made it stress free. Everyone was friendly and there was a large selection of frames at reasonable prices for us to choose from. The store is large and clean which I also appreciated. I will definitely be taking my son here for glasses and contacts in the future.
- Sep. 15, 2023
Staff is wonderful. No waiting for my appointment.
- Aug. 14, 2023
Friendly staff, great selection!
- Aug. 14, 2023
Awesome staff!
- Aug. 05, 2023
Profesional staff! Clean office.
- Jun. 04, 2023
Great first visit! Friendly staff and nice office.
- May. 23, 2023
Overall had a good experience and the staff was very nice.
- May. 21, 2023
The staff is extremely friendly and helpful.
- May. 12, 2023
This was my second year in a row coming to this location and I was very pleased both times. Dr. Pet... ers was very kind and patient. Dorothy assisted me in placing my order for new glasses and lenses and she was absolutely amazing. She explained everything in detail to me and was super nice. Jason was also very kind when doing my tests and getting me checked in and situated for the doctor. I will definitely be going back next year and I highly recommend this location!

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  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Omni Vision - Dove Creek in Far West Side without delay!

(210) 957-0770