Eye Emergencies in Lincoln

Eye Emergencies in Lincoln

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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 EyeCare Specialties - Superior for emergency eye care.

Our Lincoln 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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  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 15, 2024
The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and takes the time to suit your needs. Large selection of eyewe... ar products.
- Jan. 24, 2024
I like that they have technology that can go in depth to gain knowledge of your overall eye health.... My experience overall with the staff was great and I look forward to returning for future visits.
- Jan. 01, 2024
Great experience & excellent customer service from everyone I came into contact with!!
- Dec. 07, 2023
Always give great service
- Nov. 28, 2023
Short wait time, excellent and knowledgeable staff and doctor. Over all 10/10!
- Sep. 23, 2023
Simple straightforward process to picking out glasses!
- Aug. 31, 2023
Great service! Was seen timely and Dr. Stille took the time to hear our concerns and address them. ... Highly recommended!!!
- Jul. 28, 2023
Everything’s good for me
- Jun. 29, 2023
Great customer service with the staff.
- May. 21, 2023
Had an issue with my eye, was able to get in quicky and the Dr. was great. All were very friendly a... nd helpful.
- Apr. 23, 2023
Dr. Brian Brightman is professional and combines bedside manner and medical expertise to create a tr... eatment plan.
- Mar. 24, 2023
Great staff!
- Mar. 02, 2023
Our family has been coming here for years and never had a bad experience. From the doctors to the fr... ont staff it has always been professional and great service.
- Feb. 03, 2023
Customer service is first class from the time you walk in the door until you walk out.
- Jan. 31, 2023
Friendly, and happy clinic!
- Jan. 25, 2023
has having an urgent eye issue and was treated like a VIP!! Thanks
- Jan. 07, 2023
Dr Rogge is the best eye care specialist I have visited. She delivers all needed information in a th... orough and enjoyable way. She asks questions and provides future care options in case they are needed. Her prescriptions are accurate and result in giving me clear vision again. The staff are efficient and friendly.
- Oct. 06, 2022
Dr. Pfeil and Katelyn are absolutely amazing. Best service and high quality eye care in Lincoln hand... s down!
- Jun. 07, 2022
Never had a bad experience, never met an unhappy employee, love coming here.
- Apr. 05, 2022
I always have great service with this office 😊

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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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting EyeCare Specialties - Superior in Lincoln without delay!

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