Eye Emergencies in Pittsburgh

Eye Emergencies in Pittsburgh

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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 Eyetique - The Mall at Robinson for emergency eye care.

Our Pittsburgh 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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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 25, 2024
Nigel the manager of the store is a pretty cool dude he showed my girl a bunch of glasses she wanted... to get for her and her son
- Feb. 16, 2024
Staffs were welcomed. And, I received my glasses just ontime
- Jan. 28, 2024
Always quick & easy! The doctor was hilarious & made the appointment fun!
- Jan. 25, 2024
I’ve been a patient/customer with Eyetique since about 2009 and I have felt valued and truly cared... for. Will continue to use them as long as I can!
- Aug. 15, 2023
Very convenient speedy service. Nigel was very helpful and accommodating.
- Aug. 11, 2023
Awesome customer service! Highly recommend.
- Jul. 06, 2023
Great people helping me select and fit my glasses.
- Apr. 07, 2023
I recently went in there and sat down with Nigel Truong the practice manager. I sat down with him to... get two pairs of my Ray Bans repaired for damaged lenses and Nigel gave me so much information, broke down the process and was so professional and kind. Businesses need more people like him, I will be driving out of my way to always give him the business. Thank you Nigel for the outstanding customer service, I really appreciated the experience overall.
- Feb. 01, 2023
Friendly staff, high quality service
- Jan. 22, 2023
They are very nice and welcome you in also they have a nice glasses for reasonable prices
- Jan. 13, 2023
Friendly and fun place, great service, pricing, and choices! I wouldn't go anywhere else for my eye ... care.
- Dec. 13, 2022
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- Nov. 26, 2022
I love how friendly everyone is at eyetique thank you.
- Nov. 17, 2022
Really loved my experience at Eyetique. My doctor Brandon McChesney was outstanding as was the exce... ptional assistance from the staff in helping me finding the "right" fames for my comfort and style. I would highly recommend this practice!!!
- Sep. 22, 2022
Great people. Did their jobs well. Easy to recommend this team and this location.
- Sep. 10, 2022
I always love my experience at Eyetique and find the coolest frames !
- Aug. 20, 2022
Fast, Friendly and efficient. I highly recommend.
- Aug. 04, 2022
Great service and beautiful frames
- Jul. 31, 2022
Always great service. We have been going to eyetique for the past 3 or 4 years and never once have I... had a complaint.
- Jul. 21, 2022
Dr. Marla Crawford is wonderful! Definitely recommend!

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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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Eyetique - The Mall at Robinson in Pittsburgh without delay!

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