Eye Emergencies in South Columbus

Eye Emergencies in South Columbus

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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 Winchester Vision Care for emergency eye care.

Our South Columbus 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


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- Apr. 24, 2024
I enjoy the dr and staff. They’ve been great
- Apr. 13, 2024
Staff is so accommodating. Examination is very thorough. Everyone there takes time to explain exams ... and outcomes.
- Apr. 10, 2024
Everyone is friendly, short wait times, and cute frames!
- Mar. 26, 2024
The staff there were so pleasant and friendly to engage with. Went to another Vision Center we won't... mention their name, however i Ieft bc I felt so unimportant and the prices were just too extreme. Thank you for making this a great experience and I will be back again.
- Feb. 16, 2024
Great service. I loved the pre op and post op care. I appreciate all the assessments that helped wit... h the questions and answers along the way.
- Feb. 10, 2024
Friendly staff, great service.
- Feb. 07, 2024
Dr. Meyers and staff are the best!
- Feb. 02, 2024
Always a good experience at Winchester Vision Care. In and out with a thorough exam and great people... !
- Jan. 28, 2024
Always fast and friendly service. Answered all of my questions and concerns too.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Everyone is friendly and helpful. Dr. Myers explains everything and is very thorough and kind.
- Jan. 23, 2024
De Meyer and his staff are always wonderful.
- Jan. 10, 2024
I was having a lot of pressure, redness and irritation to my eye and Dr.Manning saw me right away fo... r an emergency appt. I am so grateful and my symptoms were relieved quickly after his suggested treatment.
- Dec. 29, 2023
The professionalism and customer service is the best. I did try going elsewhere once to go closer t... o my home. But I realized quickly that closer didn't mean better. The quality of the exams and knowledge of the Dr truly makes me come back every year.
- Dec. 12, 2023
My family will always come to Winchester Vision Care because the staff and Dr. Meyers are welcoming,... knowledgeable and care about our eye health . Even though we no longer live in Canal …. We won’t go anywhere else. Customer service is always demonstrated by the entire staff and doctors at Winchester Vision Care. Thank you Dr. Meyers for always operating in excellence. The Dent family
- Dec. 06, 2023
Highly recommend. Dr Myers and his staff are so patient and easy to work with. Always answer any qu... estion I have or explain procedure.
- Nov. 28, 2023
I have been seeing Dr. Myers for several years and he is wonderful and thorough. The staff is excell... ent!.
- Nov. 24, 2023
They were quick to get me in and take care of my emergency.
- Nov. 11, 2023
Friendly efficient and professional
- Oct. 25, 2023
Excellent Doctors and Staff. Highly recommend for anyone looking for superb eyecare
- Oct. 21, 2023
Professional, knowledgeable, excellent Technicians and Staff. Keeps my Vision Focused. Kudos to Dr. ... Jeffrey Myers.

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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 South Columbus 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 South Columbus as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Winchester Vision Care in South Columbus without delay!

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