Eye Emergencies in Findlay

Eye Emergencies in Findlay

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 Shawnee Optical - Findlay for emergency eye care.

Our Findlay optometrists can help you preserve your vision and eye health.

eye emergency treated at Shawnee Optical - Findlay

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 Findlay 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 Findlay as soon as possible.

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- Jul. 09, 2024
I have been going to Shawnee for years, they help maintain ny optical medical condition. They are ve... ry very kind, and they have a really good selection of glasses. They also often have pretty good deals. I'm actually getting prescription sunglasses because of the buy one get one 50% off deal. I'd recommend anyone to go here.
- Jun. 03, 2024
Everyone was friendly and helpful, and will answer any questions you may have.
- May. 24, 2024
The staff is friendly, helpful and professional. The process from start to finish was efficient and ... thorough. The Doctor even went over what he was doing and why. They also offer the option to not have those drops used and instead some sort of photos of your eye ball are used and also simply broke down and explained (photos are extra cost but well worth it in my opinion). The selection of frames is excellent, communication on appointments and glasses pick up was great and the fitting was simple.
- May. 22, 2024
The staff is very friendly. They listen to what my needs are and their prices are reasonable.
- Apr. 11, 2024
Absolutely wonderful staff ! They took great care of my daughter. Dr. Reineck was very knowledgeabl... e and explained throughly what he was doing throughout the exam. Each staff member we came in contact with throughout the process was kind , personable, engaging and helpful. I felt as though the selection of eyewear was great as well. We were also pleasantly surprised by how quickly the turn around was for pickup of the glasses! Very pleased!
- Apr. 05, 2024
Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. Always there to help the customer.
- Feb. 26, 2024
Been seeing Dr. Reineck since 5th grade- he's a caring professional. Also great staff, smooth and ef... ficient processes.
- Dec. 29, 2023
Very satisfied with my visited and testing
- Nov. 22, 2023
Trustworthy eye care.
- Aug. 26, 2023
Thank you for all you do Shawnee Optical
- Aug. 24, 2023
Very good people to deal with
- Apr. 18, 2023
Excellent service and caring staff.
- Feb. 08, 2023
Excellent Service!! Thank you.
- Oct. 27, 2022
Very helpful in explaining every option. Service is very good. The end product is of hight quality!
- Sep. 30, 2022
I had a very good experience with Dr. Reineck & the staff. Dr. Reineck was thorough and shared any c... oncerns he had about my eye health. The staff was very helpful. They ensured that I found the right glasses and had all the necessary options added to my lenses.
- May. 31, 2022
Entire staff did a great job. Thank you.
- Apr. 19, 2022
Very friendly and efficient service! Loving my new glasses
- Mar. 27, 2022
Shawnee Optical in Findlay is THE place to go for an eye exam and glasses. Dr. Reinecke takes care ... of you personally and gets things right. And the opticians take the time to get it right too! First glasses I've actually liked and that work well in years!!!
- Oct. 04, 2021
Very friendly staff and Doctor.
- Jul. 27, 2021
appointment was exactly on time. No waiting. Staff and Dr. was very professional and kind.

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Urgent Eye Care in Findlay

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Hours
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  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Shawnee Optical - Findlay in Findlay without delay!

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