Emergency Eye Care in Gainesville

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Accidents Happen, Let Us Help

Eye injuries or trauma to the eye area can be stressful and frightening. Your eyesight is precious and anything that might put it at risk needs to be dealt with immediately.

When an accident occurs, call our office right away. We can assess your situation and recommend next steps, whether that be coming to see an optometrist or going directly to an emergency room.

If unable to reach anyone for an after hours eye emergency on our emergency line, please proceed to the nearest hospital for any true eye emergencies.

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Common eye emergencies we can treat include:

Symptoms That Might Mean an Eye Emergency

While most eye emergencies involve noticeable symptoms or trauma, other eye emergencies are not as obvious. Any sudden changes to your vision should be considered an eye care emergency.

Sudden onset of any of the following symptoms may also indicate an emergency:

  • Burning or stinging
  • Pupils that differ in size
  • Bulging eyes
  • Severe eye pain
  • Double vision
  • Redness or severe itching
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Sudden headache
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Eyes not moving together

Call our office immediately if you experience any of these issues.

Eye Emergency Do’s & Don’ts

Eye emergencies can happen anytime, anyplace. Whether at work, home, sporting events, or the playground, it's important to know how to handle them. Having the knowledge to take necessary first-aid steps and promptly seek medical care can make a huge impact.

In case of an eye emergency, follow these emergency do’s and don’ts.


  • Flush your eye with cold water in the event of chemical contact.
  • Clean your hands before touching your eye.
  • Lightly cover the eye without applying pressure.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Don’t use tools anywhere near the eye area.
  • Avoid rubbing the eye or applyling pressure of any kind.
  • Don’t try to remove any large foreign objects.
  • Don’t apply any medications, drops, or ointments.
  • Don’t remove contact lenses (with the exception of a chemical splash).

Our Location

From Northwest 43rd Street, we’re behind the Hunter’s Crossing shopping center, near McDonald’s and Ameris Bank. Head straight back behind the center. Look for the Bristol Park sign, stay on your left, and find building 4635.

Our Address

  • 4635 NW 53rd Ave
  • Gainesville, FL 32653

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Our Hours

Closed Thursdays from 12-1 for staff training. Request Appointment

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