Eye Emergencies in Quincy

Eye Emergencies in Quincy

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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 - Quincy for emergency eye care.

Our Quincy 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 Quincy

Our optometry practice in Quincy

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Nov. 23 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Aug. 15, 2023
Great experience! Dr Carlson and his staff are professional and efficient.
- Aug. 11, 2023
Very friendly and helpful got me right in explained everything and got me fixed up I would definitel... y recommend them to others
- Jul. 17, 2023
The doctor was very friendly and included me in his thoughts about what is going on with my eyes. H... e educated me and included me in diagnostic and treatment plans. The staff was friendly and helpful. My biggest praise for this location is the extended hours they offer. I can make and keep an appointment without having to take time off work.
- Jun. 17, 2023
The ladies at reception were wonderful! They made an extra effort to make my anxious child feel comf... ortable. Doug was great with him during the exam explaining everything as he went and just being really pleasant. Dr. Thoele was quick, professional, and also really nice. Overall, during our very first visit here we were made to feel like we had been customers for years. Would definitely recommend this place!
- May. 01, 2023
Great service
- Feb. 22, 2023
I have had Dr Carlson as a dr for years this was the first time seeing him at his new office. And Do... ug the staff who did my initial testing and such is the best. He was super friendly and you can tell he loves his job.
- Feb. 17, 2023
WE LOVE THE LADY AT THE FRONT DESK! SHE IS THE BEST!
- Jan. 09, 2023
I really enjoyed my visit. Staff was friendly and professional. The Dr. Was also friendly and profes... sional. He listened to me when I had questions and answered them clearly in a way I could understand. Both the Dr. And the staff dis not mind spending time with me to make sure I was satisfied. They also have a great selection of glasses
- Dec. 22, 2022
Dr Krohn is amazing
- Oct. 26, 2022
Friendly and respectful staff, the varying appointment are helpful
- Oct. 17, 2022
This was service beyond my highest expectation. Wry upbeat and professional office staff. Just a br... eath of fresh air!
- Aug. 18, 2022
Such caring Staff
- Aug. 05, 2022
I would recommend this place to anyone. Very friendly staff and doc's. I been going here for years a... nd never had any issues. They care and got my contacts with in a couple days.
- Aug. 03, 2022
Dr. Carlson is my favorite! He’s great with kids and takes the time to answer all my questions! He... is the first eye doctor to find the perfect fitting contact lenses for me!
- Jul. 21, 2022
Everyone was very polite and professional from the start of my service to the end of my service. Mad... e me feel comfortable and welcome. A+ Service
- Jul. 08, 2022
Great team easy to understand and frames are outstanding love my new glasses
- May. 05, 2022
I enjoyed my visit. Everyone was friendly from the receptionist optical techs and Dr. K was very inf... ormative and nice. Wonderful experience akso I got my glasses in less then 2 weeks. I will be returning for feature eye care needs
- Nov. 17, 2021
Just upgraded from 20/30 to 20/10!!! Loving the crisp vision. Thanks Dr Krohn!
- Nov. 06, 2021
Wonderful experience here. The staff was great! I enjoyed everyone I met.
- Oct. 05, 2021
Absolutely amazing! I took my daughter in for replacement glasses. Got told to come in and pick out ... frames I made it about 10 minutes until close and they stayed over to help me get new glasses for my daughter. I will definitely continue going through iec for myself and my kids!

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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 Quincy 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 Quincy as soon as possible.


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