Eye Emergencies in Peoria

Eye Emergencies in Peoria

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 Eye Tech Eyes for emergency eye care.

Our Peoria 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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- May. 15, 2024
Everyone so professional and fun. Thank you all
- May. 14, 2024
Great service
- May. 03, 2024
Excellent Above any expectations. Wish I had found the eye care practice many years ago
- May. 02, 2024
So professional, always on schedule. Caring staff. Can’t say enough positive things. 5 years.
- Apr. 12, 2024
They got me in quickly same day with no hassle. Staff was polite and very helpful.
- Apr. 03, 2024
My family and I have been patients here since 2015, and we continue to be to this day because of the... consistently high level of service we receive when we go. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the doctors are knowledgeable and thorough. In fact, from my visit there yesterday, I'd like to call out a couple of highlights...the person at the front desk (I'm afraid I didn't get her name) put in a considerable amount of effort to determine my insurance. Yet, without any sign of frustration or discouragement, she checked carrier after carrier until she found the one with which I was listed. She kept up her professionalism and courtesy, and did not make me feel bad at all that she had to do such research. Secondly, the tech/nurse who worked with me (Colleen) was awesome. She recognized me from a previous visit, and from there it was like we were old friends. All the while, of course, she maintained her professionalism, but I was 100% comfortable during all exams and tests, and felt welcome to ask lots of questions -- which Colleen answered without hesitation. All-in-all, it's been a great experience for me and my family at Eye Tech Eyes. I hope your experience will be the same.
- Apr. 02, 2024
The office is always clean, the employees are very personable. I have been going to this office for ... 20 years, I have referred quite a few people.
- Mar. 27, 2024
I’ve been here several years. I always forget to do good reviews when everything is awesome. The ... entire staff is great. They are so accommodating. There’s never a wait. I have some eye issues and I see Dr Wellman & I love him. He listens and when you have stuff going on that’s so helpful! So glad I found them!
- Mar. 27, 2024
Everyone is pleasant and professional. It's a full service eye care and they have a great selection... of glasses and lenses with any tint you want. I would recommend them to anyone.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Eye tech is the best place to go they are so caring and most up to date testing. They are amazing.
- Mar. 25, 2024
Always have good experience here everyone is so very helpful
- Mar. 12, 2024
Easy in and out. Liked and staff!
- Mar. 11, 2024
They are professional and efficient.
- Mar. 05, 2024
I’ve been going here since they opened with doctor Gary Morgan and now doctor Mark Wellman Fantas... tic services and quality equipment with awesome care and knowledge from all the staff. They provide excellent services for all your eye care needs
- Feb. 28, 2024
They are nice and professional.
- Feb. 27, 2024
Great staff. Very efficient and knowledgeable.
- Feb. 16, 2024
Thorough, professional and extremely personable.
- Feb. 16, 2024
Eye Tech Eyes is a wonderful eye care facility. I love the staff and the doctor. Always professional... and extremely polite. Would highly recommend
- Feb. 15, 2024
I have been using Eye Tech Eyes for several years and very pleased with the care and service they pr... ovide. Very friendly and professional.
- Feb. 09, 2024
Great Doctors. I do also like their technology. I am diabetic and need to pay close attention to m... y eyes. They have a opto map camera that takes pictures of the inside of the eye. Giving reference points for any sign of change. Highly recommend their services.

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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 Peoria 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 Peoria as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Eye Tech Eyes in Peoria without delay!

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