Eye Emergencies in Crystal Lake

Eye Emergencies in Crystal Lake

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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 Primary EyeCare Centers - Crystal Lake for emergency eye care.

Our Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake

Our optometry practice in Crystal Lake

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 23, 2024
Great service, clean, professional, reliable
- Feb. 01, 2024
Been going here for over 10+ years. Very happy patient. Would highly recommend
- Jan. 26, 2024
My wife and I had our eyes checked yesterday for the first time in 5 years. The exam was the most th... orough I have ever had. From the pre-exam all the way to getting glasses was a great experience. The people here are excellent here! We could not have been happier!
- Jan. 13, 2024
Love SEEING 😉 Dr. Cleland and the wonderful staff! They’re efficient, thorough, and friendly. I a... lso appreciate their price options for any budget.
- Jan. 01, 2024
I love this place. They treat you like family and the staff is always friendly and helpful. The staf... f is willing to help each other and you can tell they love their job which speaks volumes about the office. I never feel rushed when I am there. Dr Erica makes sure I have all my questions answered and is such a caring person. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars. It is rare to find anywhere these days that have a caring compassionate and professional staff.
- Dec. 15, 2023
I didn’t go blind so I appreciate you all service whole staff thank you
- Aug. 26, 2023
Everyone working there are very nice and professional.Keep up the Amazing work you all do!!!! I woul... d Recommend this eye care to Anyone out there!!! A 5 Star rating!!!!
- Aug. 19, 2023
Loving caring and best care for your eyes. Eye love them.
- Jun. 28, 2023
The people there are great! They take care of the entire family's needs from the more aged generatio... n to the young kids! We have all sorts of eye conditions to manage, and they do a fantastic job at catching things early, and managing our needs. I just like their old lab better than the new one.
- Jun. 17, 2023
Professionalism at the highest level! Staff very friendly and knowledgeable.
- May. 22, 2023
They are professional, thorough, fast and reasonably priced.
- May. 15, 2023
Awsome Eye Drs and staff
- May. 05, 2023
Took my daughter for an eye exam yesterday. She is just 6 years old . The experience was Amazing Cle... an Office , Very Organized Staff Nice Selection of Glasses in Stock as well. The Assistant is Amazing I didn’t get her name but she was wonderful with my little girl, followed up by the Provider Amazing , I definitely will recommend! 😊
- Mar. 06, 2023
Great experience so far.
- Feb. 27, 2023
Happy with my entire experience at Primary EyeCare from check in to check out. Timely, clean, profes... sional, I couldn't ask for more.
- Feb. 21, 2023
Great experience!!
- Jan. 20, 2023
Friendly staff and doctors, the office runs punctually, and online booking makes scheduling easy. I... 've been going to Primary EyeCare for a long time and have always had positive experiences.
- Jan. 18, 2023
Professional team dedicated to eye care.
- Jan. 12, 2023
Primary has the best of staff and eye care professionals. I was treated like a king from the moment ... I walked in to the the time I left. They didn't wait to see what kind of money or insurance I had before they got to me. They were high class all the way. And now I can see with perfection, thank you everyone at Primary Eye Care in crystal lake, Illinois.
- Jan. 04, 2023
Very knowledgeable staff. Great selection of frames. Nice office environment. And I love Dr. Clel... and!

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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 Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Primary EyeCare Centers - Crystal Lake in Crystal Lake without delay!

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