Eye Emergencies in Lima

Eye Emergencies in Lima

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 Shawnee Optical - Lima for emergency eye care.

Our Lima 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 Lima 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 Lima as soon as possible.

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- Mar. 19, 2024
Great Dr, he makes sure he takes his time with you . Highly recommend!
- Mar. 15, 2024
Super friendly staff
- Feb. 21, 2024
I came here from another office because I was not happy at my old eye care center anymore. From the ... moment I walked in the door, I was met with a smile and friendly eager staff ready to help me. Dr. Wagner is knowledgeable, personable, and down to earth. The young man who helped my pick out my frames was very helpful and honest as well, which I appreciated too. I absolutely love my new glasses and for the 1st time in my life, I feel confident wearing glasses.
- Feb. 21, 2024
I highly recommend Dr. Sweidan at Shawnee Optical! He and the staff are personable, friendly, and hi... ghly qualified!
- Feb. 18, 2024
Dr. Sweidan was very thorough and took his time explaining all of the diagnostic testing being prefo... rmed along with what the results meant. He is very knowledgeable. Amazing bedside manner. He took additional time to address and reassure me of all my concerns. BEST optometrist I’ve ever seen!
- Feb. 17, 2024
Very friendly and professional environment. Organized and clean. Welcoming smiles when you walk in
- Feb. 04, 2024
Shawnee Optical had incredibly friendly and helpful staff and doctors. I had a wonderful experience ... and will be returning for any of my optical needs.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Courteous, friendly, and professional service.
- Jan. 18, 2024
They work well with you, getting you scheduled quickly and making sure your questions ar answered!
- Nov. 11, 2023
Great environment. Friendly staff. Efficient and thorough exam.
- Oct. 07, 2023
Great customer care!
- Oct. 02, 2023
The entire staff made it a pleasant experience. Dr. Wagner is excellent, very professional and expla... ined everything she did so you understood just what she was doing. Big Thank You.
- Sep. 17, 2023
Customer service was exceptional and Dr. Clara was very knowledgeable and professional. I am well pl... eased and satisfied with my experience at Shawnee Optical Eye Care.
- Sep. 05, 2023
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- Aug. 15, 2023
Been going for 2 years and have never had a negative experience. Some of the kindest and helpful sta... ff you'll ever meet.
- Jun. 30, 2023
This store, is AMAZING. I’m a single mom of a special needs son, he was struggling while I was fil... ling out paperwork and while I was looking at frames, the ladies at the desk got his attention and kept him occupied while I managed to get everything else done ❤️ I will forever be grateful for the caring and compassionate staff here!
- Jun. 22, 2023
I just saw Dr. Wagner for the first time today and she was wonderful, as were all the staff. Dr. Wa... gner's overall approach was caring and delightful. I highly recommend her. You won't be disappointed.
- Jun. 14, 2023
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- Jun. 13, 2023
Excellent Service, all the staff was polite and pleasant. Dr. Wagnor is top notch and extremely prof... essional and caring. Her attention to detail and ensuring that I understood the results of my exam was both refreshing and enlighten. The young man that help me pick out my glasses (standard and safety) was well verse and able to answer all my questions and concerns. His professionalism was also top notch. Shawnee Optical was the only eye exam/care facility that had available appointments within a reasonable amount of time from when I placed it. The extensive eye wear show room is filled with different designs and styles, enough to find exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks to the staff and Doctor that helped me to see better again.
- May. 18, 2023
They were extremely nice and very helpful...5 stars

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