Eye Emergencies in Hermitage

Eye Emergencies in Hermitage

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 Hermitage EyeCare for emergency eye care.

Our Hermitage 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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Our optometry practice in Hermitage

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- May. 24, 2024
Every visit I've experienced is welcoming, thorough and informative. Upon departing my visits, I lea... ve with the certainty that i will return to Hermitage Eyecare for future needs.
- May. 21, 2024
I injured my eye during routing lawn maintenance and needed to see someone immediately. They were ve... ry accommodating, professional, friendly, and efficient. It was my first time but based on first impressions, I will be back
- May. 08, 2024
I've been a patient of Dr Hammond's for years and have always had the best experience when I am seen... in their office.
- May. 05, 2024
Great staff . Everyone was great at their job. I would definitely recommend.
- May. 02, 2024
Nice place friendly staff would recommend you go see them for your eye needs!!
- Apr. 30, 2024
Great!
- Apr. 14, 2024
I would highly recommend going Dr. Ditto! She provides excellent care with very helpful recommendati... ons. I’m not a huge fan of going to the eye doctor but she made me comfortable and at ease during my visit! The staff is very friendly and helpful as well!
- Apr. 10, 2024
Great eye care doctor. Really gets to know you and takes his time explaining everything about your e... yes. Highly recommend!
- Apr. 10, 2024
Excellent staff five star customer service!
- Apr. 05, 2024
Dr. Amy Parsley is amazing!! Jill
- Mar. 31, 2024
Wonderful staff and amazing care from Dr Ditto.
- Mar. 14, 2024
Professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff.
- Mar. 08, 2024
Dr. Parsley was very thoughtful and thorough. Best eye exam I had ever had. Wonderful doctor. I'm so... glad to have found her. The person who helped me find the perfect pair of glasses and with my fitting is an absolute darling. Gracious, kind, and informative. The receptionist was very patient with me. I was being a bit moody from working all night. Overall, a delightful experience. Understand that the glasses run a little high. It's not Walmart. But, you are getting quality care and they'll happily work with you to make sure you're happy.
- Mar. 08, 2024
Amazing service. Loved Jessica Ditto. So sweet and personable
- Mar. 01, 2024
The staff, as always, was wonderful@@
- Feb. 22, 2024
Everyone is Super nice and very professional. Highly recommend I have been going there for years.
- Feb. 18, 2024
Dr. Ditto and team are amazing! Great services!
- Feb. 05, 2024
Dr. Jessica Ditto is wonderful and I love their glasses selection!
- Jan. 25, 2024
Hermitage Eye Care Is The Bestest Eye Place Ever And Dr.Jessica Ditto Is The Bestest Eye Doctor Ever... And She's So Very Sweet And Very Helpful And Very Outgoing And Very Friendly And I Will Definitely Be Back Next Year And Everyone Is So Very Friendly And Very Helpful And Very Sweet And So Much Better Then Awful Americans Best And Americans Best Sucks
- Jan. 23, 2024
I have been going to Hermitage Eye Care for over ten years and have always received a Professional a... nd Pleasant experience.

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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 Hermitage 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 Hermitage as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Hermitage EyeCare in Hermitage without delay!

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