Eye Emergencies in Savage

Eye Emergencies in Savage

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 Savage Eye Clinic for emergency eye care.

Our Savage 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


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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 Savage 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 Savage as soon as possible.

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- Jun. 20, 2024
Very happy to have stopped by for new glasses
- Jun. 20, 2024
Family friendly, professional staff. Online scheduling system is really convenient!
- Jun. 19, 2024
Great office with great staff!
- Jun. 14, 2024
Wonderful place and friendly staff
- May. 15, 2024
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff!
- May. 05, 2024
Very professional doctors!
- Apr. 04, 2024
perfect !!!!
- Feb. 10, 2024
The staff is so helpful and friendly. Highly recommend!
- Feb. 04, 2024
I had been seeing spots/flashing lights at the corner of my eye for a couple days. I learned this co... uld be an emergency, needing immediate retinal surgery to repair a tear! I messaged the office late at night. First thing the next morning, they called and I came in. The nurse who did the initial testing was terrific and explained and addressed my concern. Dr. Asman came right in, listened to my concern and did a full exam. I told her I was dealing with some *severe* anxiety and couldn’t imagine lying awake and still for up to 2 hours having my eye repaired! Luckily, it wasn’t a tear, I have some spots that cause the same symptom of the flashing lights. (If you or someone you know is having that happen, get to an eye doc immediately!) Had I in fact had the retinal tear, she told me she has a doc who would get me in within 30 minutes to do the surgery! Every person in that office from reception, nurse, doc was as kind, patient and gracious as can be. I don’t know to recommend someone more highly.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Maggie does a great job, eyes are important, go see her.
- Dec. 11, 2023
Great care and easy to work with.
- Nov. 07, 2023
I had a great experience, wonderful staff and doctor, my glasses were ready days later (not a strong... prescription but still) I really appreciated my experience there.
- Oct. 21, 2023
Best experience you can ask for in an eye clinic. Highly recommend!
- Oct. 19, 2023
What a great experience! Everyone was so friendly, respectful and very thorough. I am certainly ple... ased!
- Sep. 15, 2023
The staff was excellent in helping me calm down after I was late to get to the appointment because I... was in unfamiliar territory in Savage! Dr King was very helpful in telling me what I should do & how long this would last.
- Aug. 21, 2023
The friendly service starts when you walk in the door to the doctor and the staff that helps you pic... k out your glasses. They take their time to make sure the glasses work for you on your face and determine what your insurance will cover as well as down to what you want on your lenses. My son goes here as well and now my husband will be going there.
- Aug. 12, 2023
Great place to have your eyes cared for!
- Jul. 27, 2023
Dr Stout is very knowledgeably. Both he and the staff are also personable. He and the staff were a... ble to answer every question I had concerning my condition. I have been pleasantly surprised that there is an eye clinic so near me that can handle all of my needs.
- Jul. 23, 2023
Where to begin... Let's start with a "friendly reminder of my appointment" call. That was pretty coo... l. Then I get there and I must say, WOW, the staff is amazing. I can not find the words to state how awesome my visit was. Had a blast laughing with the young lady at the desk. Let's throw in about another 1000 cool points because she rides a motorcycle. The doctor was very knowledgeable, considerate, and helpful, I feel these accolades don't give enough justice. And the icing on the cake, to round out the bases coming in to home plate, the young woman who helped with my lense and frame selection, OMG, amazing. Super knowledgeable, great delivery, honest, and tries her best to get you savings. Overall, all in all, I highly recommend it. But who am i for you to listen to me? I'm just a guy who was blown away by this incredible staff, business, and experience.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Great experience with Savage Eye Clinic! Great and friendly staff that made the scheduling, eye exam... and picking out eyewear an awesome experience!

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  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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