How To Find Emergency Eye Care Near Me

What is considered an eye emergency?

If you suffer any eye injury, contact an eye doctor near you immediately for advice.

Most eye doctors have emergency contact numbers for injuries that occur after normal business hours or on weekends.

Some common eye injuries, such as deep puncture wounds from accidents, could require immediate treatment or surgery to prevent permanent eye damage resulting in vision loss. If you're worried that you have injured your eye, visit an eye doctor near you.

When in doubt, treat all eye injuries as potential emergencies, and contact an eye doctor immediately.

How can I find emergency eye care near me?

Our locator makes it easy to find emergency eye care in your local area. Our locator (below) makes it easy to find emergency eye care in your local area. Simply enter your address or zip code using the “Edit Search” option at the bottom of the locator, and a list of eye care professionals offering emergency eye care in your area will appear.

If you prefer to view your results on a map rather than in a list, click on the “Map View” tab above the very first eye doctor listed.

What information is provided about emergency eye care?

Our locator listings provide an address, phone number, and mapped driving directions. Some enhanced listings include lists of services, office hours, photos and more. Each result also has customer reviews and ratings, with the option to “Call now” or “Book now.”

What types of treatments might an emergency eye care specialist recommend?

Depending on the situation, your emergency eye care provider may want you to flush your eye with water or sterile saline solution prior to your office visit. Or he or she may recommend you immediately go to the hospital emergency room.

If you are wearing contact lenses, tell the eye doctor and ask if you should remove them or leave them in.

If you work with chemicals and your eye injury occurred on the job, your workplace should have a sink area where you can flush your eyes with water if chemicals or other substances get in your eyes. Flush your eyes for several minutes to dilute and rinse out any potentially harmful substances. Then call your eye doctor of find an eye doctor near you specializing in emergency vision care.

How can I find emergency eye care that accepts my vision insurance?

Many of the eye care professionals in our locator have information about which insurance plans are accepted by the practice. To find an eye center that accepts payment from your plan, select your vision insurance by using the "Edit" button in the locator toolbar.

Not all listings include vision insurance information, so if your plan-specific search doesn’t produce enough results, try selecting “I’ll pay for myself.”

When comparing emergency eye care, it’s always a good idea to ask what services are covered by your vision insurance, and what the fees are for services not covered in the quoted price, such as follow-up visits. But that’s not always possible in an eye emergency situation.

Use our locator to find eye doctors specializing in emergency vision care who accept your vision insurance.

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