Eye Emergencies in Byron

Eye Emergencies in Byron

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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 EyeCare Dimensions for emergency eye care.

Our Byron 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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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 10, 2024
Everyone was very kind and helpful!
- Feb. 26, 2024
Best place eye,v ever seen 😉
- Feb. 13, 2024
Excellent optometrist, Dr. Penner and excellent staff.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Recommended 10/10
- Jan. 18, 2024
So happy we found Eyecare Dimensions! The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. ... My child had a bad experience previously, and they were so kind and understanding. The doctor was great and the office was clean.
- Dec. 15, 2023
We love coming here! The staff is always fun and enjoyable and the atmosphere is professional yet ho... mey. Highly recommend.
- Dec. 09, 2023
Great experience.
- Oct. 16, 2023
Excellent customer service from Chris, Kim, and Lauren. I was able to get my entire family in for ap... pointments on the same day. Dr. Penner was very thorough and listened to our needs! Was our first time at this office and worth the drive from Rockford!
- Sep. 02, 2023
Friendly, Patient and Friendly Oriented!
- Jul. 31, 2023
Truly an amazing experience here as everyone was welcoming, knowledgeable, and genuinely seemed to e... njoy their work. I would highly recommend this team to anyone!
- Jun. 14, 2023
A very good place to go.
- Jun. 07, 2023
Dr. Penner was so sweet,kind and thorough. An emergency appointment was needed and her wonderful sta... ff got me right in! I couldn't be happier with them! Thanks so much and well done!
- May. 23, 2023
Every one is nice and helpful
- May. 18, 2023
Excellent staff and services. Would highly recommend, This location is in Bryon close and convenie... nt for those that don't want to go into Rockford.
- May. 05, 2023
Thank you Lauren, Alaina and Kim for all that you do in EyeCare !!!
- Apr. 22, 2023
Thorough and excellent eye exams and service.
- Apr. 04, 2023
Great place - knowledgeable and friendly staff. Dr. Penner does a great job.
- Mar. 04, 2023
Attentive, skilled staff who go above and beyond to provide for the eyecare of my family.
- Aug. 08, 2022
Hands down best eyecare! The only eye Dr. who has ever suggested taking a week to wear the new contr... acts in "real life" to determine if they are the correct fit!! Not in a rush to get you out. Staff extremely helpful as well!
- May. 03, 2022
The staff here is great. They are always incredibly kind, friendly, and patient. They do a great job... and make you feel super comfortable. They also have a wide variety of glasses to choose from.

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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 Byron 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 Byron as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting EyeCare Dimensions in Byron without delay!

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