Eye Emergencies in Beatrice

Eye Emergencies in Beatrice

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 EyeCare Specialties - Beatrice for emergency eye care.

Our Beatrice 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 Beatrice

Our optometry practice in Beatrice

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday By appointment only.
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 19, 2024
I love Dr Dorn she's amazing and really listens, the staff is always super friendly ❤️
- Feb. 08, 2024
They stand behind their work. I had an issue with one of my lenses. It took several times for it to ... be corrected and it didn’t cost me anything extra plus. Since I’m a diabetic, Dr. Dorn does a very thorough eye exam which is OK with me
- Feb. 07, 2024
Knowledgeable, courteous staff. Fast, professional service.
- Dec. 28, 2023
Have been going here for several years and the service has always been excellent. Staff is friendly.... They've always accommodated my schedule.
- Oct. 19, 2023
Dr. Sandman is amazing. He goes above and beyond the call of duty and care. He is excellent at expla... ining things and truly cares for his patients. When I had a severe eye issue he followed up multiple times on the weekend to make sure I was doing good. He is a credit to his profession. My interactions with his entire staff of always been excellent as well. I wish everyone in the medical professions were as good as Dr. Sandman. I would highly recommend them for so many reasons.
- Sep. 17, 2023
Great place, nice staff! Dr. Sandman is great and caring. Have been going to EyeCare Specialties f... or many years.
- Aug. 14, 2023
Quality care!
- Aug. 01, 2023
Best service and quality.
- Jul. 22, 2023
friendly and knowledgeable staff
- Jul. 13, 2023
Very friendly and professional staff here. Timely appointment and product received was good quality ... at a fair price.
- Jun. 07, 2023
Good Doctor and staff
- Nov. 28, 2022
Friendly, helpful, professional!
- Nov. 19, 2022
Friendly and professional service. The staff were very helpful.
- Nov. 07, 2022
This is going to be my go to from now on.
- Aug. 05, 2022
I appreciate everyone's compassion and understanding.
- Mar. 22, 2022
I came in happy visited with a little gal that helped me decide on which glasses I wanted. She was w... onderful. Very nice warm hearted and I left very happy. Thank you so much for taking care of me and I liked my doctor as well.
- Mar. 21, 2022
I had a very good experience at this place. Explained everything, got everything I needed all in on... e place! Even had my eyeglasses come in Super early. Thank you for such a lovely experience. Would definitely recommend 👌
- Feb. 13, 2022
Dr. Dorn takes great care of me. The eyeglass people are very good at their job and help greatly. ... The receptionists are friendly and efficient.
- Feb. 11, 2022
Great customer service - very professional, friendly, and helpful!
- Jan. 20, 2022
People who are helpful and courteous getting to testing rooms and then back out. Each test was clear... ly explained, and when eye problems were found, the referral was made to a different doctor. I like the care I get there.

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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 Beatrice 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 Beatrice as soon as possible.


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