24-hour emergency services


Generally speaking, an eye emergency refers to any event or situation that causes you to think your eyesight may be at risk. This may include:

  • Physical trauma
  • Foreign object stuck in the eye
  • Persistent pain in one or both eyes
  • Sudden partial or complete vision loss
  • Persistent flashes or streaks of light in your field of vision
  • Sudden eye discharge, crusting or uncontrollable tearing

It’s important to note that if you are experiencing an eye emergency, you should never attempt to drive yourself to our office or a hospital for treatment. Even if your vision isn’t currently affected, the physician may end up administering drops that will affect your vision.

If you are unable to find a friend or relative to drive you, call a taxi or an ambulance. Please call ahead so we may plan for your treatment.

If you are in doubt dial 9-1-1 immediately and follow their instructions. 

In case of an eye emergency, call our Akron Office at:  330-922-4040