Eye Emergencies in Regent Square

Eye Emergencies in Regent Square

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 Eyes on Regent Square for emergency eye care.

Our Regent Square 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 Regent Square 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 Regent Square as soon as possible.

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- May. 21, 2024
A wonderful overall business with friendly staff, a supportive and caring culture. The physician go... es above and beyond to be present with you during the appointment and also providing you education as needed which I greatly appreciate. Highly recommend!
- May. 07, 2024
Dr. Monroe was very pleasant, and the staff were very kind. It was a very pleasant visit.
- Apr. 18, 2024
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- Apr. 12, 2024
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- Apr. 07, 2024
The staff and service is great. I’d recommend everyone to visit this practice.
- Mar. 18, 2024
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- Mar. 08, 2024
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- Mar. 08, 2024
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- Nov. 04, 2023
Everyone was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. And the wait time was reasonable!
- Aug. 13, 2023
I Love Coming Here for My Eyeglasses. The Staff Is Great, Very Nice, Very Helpful & Caring.
- Jun. 18, 2023
I’ve been going here for years. The quality of service and merchandise is superb.
- May. 06, 2023
Dr Monroe is a very caring and thorough doctor. My entire family sees him for vision exams. He was a... lso to see me right away for an eye problem. During that visit he took care to check my eye and he gave me a treatment plan that is helping my eye to get better.
- Apr. 03, 2023
I was given a comprehensive explanation of my eye health and left feeling more knowledgeable. The st... aff was very friendly throughout.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Had a great experience with Dr. Monroe & the entire staff. It was a thorough exam and I couldn’t b... e happier with my care. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 10, 2023
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- Aug. 30, 2022
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- Aug. 06, 2022
The exam was thorough and I have a great deal of confidence in the professionalism of the doctor and... the staff. The doctor clearly explained what he was looking for in the tests and included me in options for follow-up care.
- Aug. 01, 2022
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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Eyes on Regent Square in Regent Square without delay!

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