Eye Emergencies in White House

Eye Emergencies in White House

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 Community EyeCare for emergency eye care.

Our White House 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 White House 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 White House as soon as possible.

Patient Reviews
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- May. 11, 2024
Been going here for years. Don't just recommend to friends but recommended you to my wife.
- May. 04, 2024
Highly recommend Community Eye Care. The staff is kind and helpful and Dr. DeHaven is the best! You ... won’t regret giving them a try.
- May. 02, 2024
Great place.
- Apr. 30, 2024
We love Dr. DeHaven & the staff at Community Eye Care. They are always so friendly and helpful!
- Apr. 26, 2024
Knowledgeable, courteous staff and friendly staff!
- Mar. 26, 2024
Very Very good people.
- Mar. 13, 2024
Doc Hank and his staff was incredible... I have an issue with my eye lid glands and they provided me... with this therapy for just twenty bucks... And since my vision insurance wasn't in thier system they cut me a deal of just $98 cash...!!! So one just can't be a great vision exam for that...!!! He explained everything to me that made total sense and I really appreciate that...!!! Thanks to the intire team for a excellent experience...!!! Thanks again Joe
- Feb. 20, 2024
Dr. DeHaven and his staff are always extremely friendly and helpful. I have never had a bad experien... ce at this office. My questions and concerns regarding my eye care are listened to, and addressed. I highly recommend their services.
- Feb. 02, 2024
Very nice and personal. Will definitely be back as long as our insurance covers
- Jan. 11, 2024
Dr. DeHaven is a good and thorough doctor and answers all questions you may have. The staff are very... nice and professional.
- Dec. 20, 2023
Wonderful place. The whole staff is great. Everyone works with me to get my eye exam done and helped... me order the right glasses.
- Dec. 16, 2023
I have been coming to Community Eyecare for years. There is always a friendly face to greet you. Dr ... Dehaven is very thorough and takes a personal interest in his patients. Mrs. Connie has been there since I started going there. She always has a smile.
- Dec. 09, 2023
I've been coming here for years and always love it. The staff is friendly, the environment is clean,... just a great place to get my eye exams or new glasses. I want to personally give a shoutout to Jessie. She's always been my go to when I come here and she's always so nice.
- Nov. 18, 2023
Fast friendly professional servive.
- Nov. 09, 2023
Provided the most comprehensive thoughtful eye exam I have had in years. No nickle and dime for nece... ssary tests/views of the eye. The glasses team was very thoughtful and ensured the lenses met my needs - they didn't push the most expensive because they actually wouldn't work for me with my eyes.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Dr.Dehaven and his staff are genuinely concerned about your vision needs and the quality of care tha... t they can provide for you. They're reasonably priced, waiting for your appointment is usually very short, and Dr.Dehaven is very thorough in his examination. Give them a try. I guarantee you'll become a life long patient
- Oct. 10, 2023
Great customer service and so helpful
- Sep. 11, 2023
Always take care of my needs...
- Sep. 06, 2023
Our whole family loves Dr. DeHaven and all of his amazing and very friendly staff!
- Sep. 01, 2023
Very Friendly and knowledgeable.

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Have an eye emergency?

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