Eye Emergencies in Jacksonville

Eye Emergencies in Jacksonville

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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 International Eyecare Center - Jacksonville for emergency eye care.

Our Jacksonville 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


Urgent Eye Care in Jacksonville

Our optometry practice in Jacksonville

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Patient Reviews
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- May. 16, 2024
The Dr. has vast medical manner and knowledge in her field. She is very kind and listens to your con... cerns. I would highly recommend for any optometry needs.
- May. 10, 2024
Doctor was very nice, knowledgeable, and efficient. Staff went above and beyond to help us.
- May. 03, 2024
My experience at international eye Care was above and beyond expectations the staff was very friendl... y and very professional as well as the doctor I'm glad to get my glasses I can finally see well and I will recommend your services to all my friends, family and people who are in need of glasses thank you.
- Apr. 13, 2024
I will be back. This was my first virtual experience to my surprise it was a great experience. I rec... ommend Luke to help with glasses when picking because he is very professional I had others help but he is my favorite and I will ask for him again the next time. To me he seems to be the only one that has the best experience.
- Apr. 11, 2024
Dr. Yifru is a great! I felt all of my issues and concerns were addressed and she provided a treatme... nt plan and ensured a follow up to check the progress. Staff is courteous and visit was on time.
- Apr. 08, 2024
Very professional and friendly experience from receptionist to tech to Doctor and optics professiona... l!!
- Feb. 02, 2024
This location has always been helpful, the staff is friendly and I always look good in the glasses t... hey help me pick out!
- Jan. 31, 2024
Everyone was very kind, helpful, and understanding
- Nov. 28, 2023
This was the second time back this year very kind and caring and helpful .
- Aug. 10, 2023
The virtual exam was top notch. The on-site staff was great too.
- Jul. 16, 2023
Nice experience. Quick, professional and friendly service.
- Jul. 07, 2023
Great selection of frames. Very knowledgeable and professional staff to assist with fine tuning new... frames to fit comfortably.
- Jun. 30, 2023
Very professional good selection of frames
- Jun. 21, 2023
On time appointment, courteous and thorough.
- Jun. 15, 2023
Everyone was very pleasant. Office is also very nice and has a wide selection of frames.
- Jun. 02, 2023
Everyone was friendly, professional and helpful.
- May. 19, 2023
The staff is very professional and friendly.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Really Great!

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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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting International Eyecare Center - Jacksonville in Jacksonville without delay!

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