Eye Emergencies in Spring Hill

Eye Emergencies in Spring Hill

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 Primary EyeCare - Spring Hill for emergency eye care.

Our Spring Hill 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 Spring Hill 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 Spring Hill as soon as possible.

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- Jul. 05, 2024
I always have a good experience here! Thorough exams, kind staff, & short wait times!
- Jun. 21, 2024
Primary Eye Care has always been great for my family and me. I highly recommend!
- Jun. 05, 2024
Always friendly and professional. Honest conversation with helpful information.
- May. 29, 2024
The team at Primary EyeCare is very professional and extremely friendly. If you are looking for eye... care in the Spring Hill area - this is your provider!
- Apr. 08, 2024
Dr. Engle is very attentative. Helps you understand what is going on with your condition and option... s available. Mike helped me pick out my frames' great overall experience.
- Apr. 01, 2024
Primary Eye Care is my go to for exams, glasses, and top notch service. Samantha and Michael treat m... e right and give me their honest opinion about my funky glasses choices. 🙂
- Apr. 01, 2024
The nurse doctor provided very friendly service. I'm very satisfied. It's the best.
- Mar. 22, 2024
Amazing caring and professional! Can not find better care in Spring Hill or anywhere for that matte... r! If you need an eyecare facility RUN don't walk !! You will not be disappointed. I've had 2 different Doctors and both times were amazing!!
- Mar. 10, 2024
Great place to take children
- Mar. 02, 2024
Dr. Engle is great to work with. The staff were fantastic, and very helpful finding me the right new... pair of glasses.
- Feb. 27, 2024
Great office friendly and professional. Dr. Engle was thorough in explaining tests and results. To... ok time to understand my eye health history.
- Feb. 24, 2024
Great experience for my daughter and I!
- Feb. 06, 2024
I started going here acouple years ago for my routine eye appointments when we moved to the area. Al... l the Doctors have been amazing, the front office staff is always friendly and helpful. About a month ago I got a very bad eye infection and lucky came in early and caught it before it got even worse. Dr. Engle treated me and was beyond amazing. He was very knowledgeable on how to get it healed as quick as posisble. It was during the snow storm so I had to miss some appoinntments but Dr. Engle made sure I had a way to contact him incase it got worse or I had any questions or concerns during that time. This office is great and they show that they really care about their patients.
- Jan. 11, 2024
Dr. Engle and staff are extremely nice.
- Dec. 31, 2023
Great staff and Doctor. What else do you want?
- Dec. 15, 2023
Excellent service!!
- Dec. 15, 2023
Great place, no pressure and excellent people.
- Nov. 04, 2023
Dr Young took the time to explain some different things to us and great detail. The exam was not ru... shed.
- Oct. 23, 2023
Love both the doctors AND the staff at this location. I'm always treated kindly and thoughtfully an... d get really good information at my appointments.
- Oct. 07, 2023
Great people! Excellent eye doctors and plenty of options for frames.

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  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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  • Sunday Closed
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Have an eye emergency?

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