Emergency Eye Care Specialist

McDonald Eye Care Associates

Optometrists located in Lakeville, MN

When you have an eye emergency, nothing is more important than having an emergency eye care provider that you can depend on. McDonald Eye Care Associates in Lakeville, Minnesota, is a team of experienced and highly skilled optometrists who use the latest and most advanced testing and treatment procedures. Get help with your eye emergency on the spot, from an expert in the eye care field, at McDonald Eye Care Associates. Book your appointment online or call the office for emergency eye care help.

Emergency Eye Care Q & A

McDonald Eye Care Associates

What constitutes an eye emergency?

An eye emergency can be any eye issue that can't wait until the next business day. Some of the eye emergencies commonly seen at McDonald Eye Care Associates include:

  • Something stuck in your eye
  • Broken blood vessels in your eye
  • Eyes that burn or sting badly
  • Eyes that won't stop watering
  • One or both eyes that are extremely swollen
  • Eyes that are painful
  • Sudden inability to see from one or both eyes
  • Sudden vision changes

If you're wondering whether you have an eye emergency, err on the side of caution and contact McDonald Eye Care Associates for help right away. McDonald Eye Care Associates can advise you as to the best course of action.

What should I do (and not do) in an eye emergency?

As mentioned above, contacting McDonald Eye Care Associates for emergency eye care right away is important. You can also do a few things to prevent the emergency from worsening while you're on the way, including:

  • Remove contact lenses if you're wearing them
  • Don't attempt to get anything out of your eye with your fingers, tweezers, or any other type of tool
  • Flush your eyes with water
  • Don't put any eye drops or other medications in or around your eyes
  • Don't rub or otherwise agitate your eyes
  • Don't place a bandage over your injured eye, as this can apply pressure and make the problem worse

An eye emergency can be frightening and stressful, so be sure that you follow the tips above so that you don't make the situation worse than it already is.

When are the eye doctors available to help with eye emergencies?

The eye doctors at McDonald Eye Care Associates can help with eye care emergencies during office hours, Monday through Saturday. There’s also a doctor on call 24/7 for eye emergencies. If you're experiencing an eye care emergency, you don't need an appointment. Call the office and let the team know about the emergency so we can prepare for your arrival.

When you have an eye care emergency, don't gamble on your eye health. Get in touch with the team of skilled optometrists at McDonald Eye Care Associates now to get help.