Eye Emergencies in Eagan

Eye Emergencies in Eagan

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 Eagan Eye Clinic for emergency eye care.

Our Eagan 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 Eagan

Our optometry practice in Eagan

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • EyeMed
  • United Health Care Community Plan
Patient Reviews
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- Dec. 05, 2023
Welcoming, kid-friendly and knowledgeable!
- Nov. 23, 2023
Very friendly crew and they price match!
- Nov. 23, 2023
Great clinic. Professional and terrific care of my eyes
- Oct. 26, 2023
Excellent service and very informative
- Oct. 08, 2023
Totally good experience here. Staff all seemed qualified, cordial and welcoming while still profess... ional. Modern office has the latest equipment to give quick and detailed information.
- Sep. 27, 2023
Friendly staff. On time appointments.
- Sep. 27, 2023
Great service!
- Sep. 21, 2023
Friendly staff. Dr. Stout👍🏼
- Sep. 15, 2023
I have been going to this clinic for years. Dr. Stout and the staff are fantastic.
- Aug. 21, 2023
Very nice people.
- Aug. 18, 2023
I have been a patient at Eagan Eye Clinic since Dr. Paymar opened the clinic over 40 some years ago ... and felt confident when he retired he passed the clinic off to Dr. Stout and staff - very pleased with the care I get there!
- Aug. 14, 2023
The entire staff is wonderful. Dr. Stout takes the time to explain what is being done; his staff is ... friendly, knowledgeable, professional yet extremely helpful. Their customer service skills are excellent.
- Aug. 09, 2023
Very friendly with excellent service. Everyone very knowable in their positions. Could not have been... more pleased with my new eye doctor and the office.
- Aug. 08, 2023
Fast and accurate prescriptions along with a friendly and professional staff is why I will keep comi... ng here. Everyone is very helpful and make you feel welcome.
- Aug. 08, 2023
I’ve gone to this clinic for several years, always prompt, considerate, helpful with questions and... services needed. A large selection of frames on site, one stop shopping.
- Aug. 07, 2023
Dr. Stout is very professional, thorough, knowledgeable and friendly. Great experience.
- Aug. 03, 2023
Excellent service!
- Jul. 28, 2023
Dr. Davis was thorough and efficient. She remembered me after 6mos. She listened to my concerns and ... we were able to get my prescriptions figured out.
- Jul. 14, 2023
Always friendly and service if great
- Jul. 08, 2023
Dr Davis is electric. Got my glasses and contacts in less than a week

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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 Eagan 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 Eagan as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Eagan Eye Clinic in Eagan without delay!

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