Eye Emergencies in Orlando

Eye Emergencies in Orlando

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 Waterford Lakes EyeCare for emergency eye care.

Our Orlando 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 Orlando 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 Orlando as soon as possible.

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- Jun. 12, 2024
I have been a patient for several years and my daughters recently had their first eye exams here. Dr... . Nair and his staff put my children at ease and are all very friendly! Prices for contact lenses are equal to online retailers.
- Jun. 11, 2024
Wonderful establishment! This group feels like a family. Everyone's friendly and kind. I've going he... re for years and I have no complaints.
- May. 17, 2024
They have so many selections for glasses and the staff were very helpful and friendly
- May. 16, 2024
Great service and great attention to detail!
- May. 09, 2024
I have been coming to this office for years as a referral from a neighbor. I feel the Dr. Nair takes... the time to evaluate and answer any needed questions. Him and his staff are always very professional and friendly. Highly recommended!
- Apr. 12, 2024
I like this place a lot. Very professional people. Doctor is funny and very detailed on what he is... doing next on your visit. Everyone is knowledgeable and awesome!!
- Apr. 01, 2024
I love this place. It’s clean and had an amazing selection. From bougie very nice high end frames ... to aforradle ones. I just order the color contacts and it was also a great experience..The staff is amazing, sweet, professional and helpful. I love this place. I’ve been coming back now for 3 years.
- Mar. 31, 2024
Have always received excellent service, staff very professional and very knowledgeable.
- Mar. 21, 2024
Friendly and respectful staff. My glasses are the best. Will always recommend.
- Mar. 15, 2024
Dr Nair and staff are phenomenal!
- Mar. 14, 2024
Great service and staff! The doctor and staff are extremely polite, knowledgeable, and helpful. I’... ve been a customer for years, and will continue to do so.
- Mar. 12, 2024
Dr Nair is caring and thorough with his exams. All staff are friendly and give me undivided attenti... on as if I’m the only patient! The practice runs smoothly, quickly, and all are professional. Special thanks to Jenna…I love the new frames you helped me find.
- Mar. 09, 2024
Doctor as well as staff very friendly!
- Mar. 06, 2024
Dr. Vijayan Nair, is great ,always pleasant with his work, I always recommend it!!
- Mar. 04, 2024
Anny is the BEST her customer service was EXCELLENT! See you guys next year
- Mar. 02, 2024
very nice doctor
- Mar. 01, 2024
Dr. Nair is very professional knowledgeable, and goes above and beyond for his patients. He has a gr... eat staff as well, they are extremely organized and on top of things. I highly recommend this practice!!
- Feb. 26, 2024
Unbelievable service with the best staff around period.
- Feb. 16, 2024
A great place to get your eyes checked. The staff is always pleasant, the doctors are great and whil... e small, there is a decent selection for eyewear. I definitely prefer the smaller office as I think they are more personable, which is a big deal with me.
- Feb. 13, 2024
The staff is great as is the selection of frames. What is exceptional is that the staff actually wan... t to help and want their customers happy.

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