Eye Emergencies in Becker

Eye Emergencies in Becker

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 Insight Eye Care - Becker for emergency eye care.

Our Becker 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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  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 29, 2024
Great place
- Feb. 16, 2024
The receptionist was so over the top helpful. I came in close to closing time not thinking it would ... take longer than expected. She stayed, never made me feel rushed or that her time was up. She made me feel that I was the most important person right then.
- Dec. 14, 2023
I've referred friends to experience the same as I do.
- Aug. 12, 2023
This is a great eye clinic for the entire family! From check-in to check-out, the entire team is kno... wledgeable and friendly. I can't imagine going to any other clinic.
- Jul. 08, 2023
Very welcoming and kind towards me as a first time patient.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Great customer service and professional care from start to finish.
- Nov. 28, 2022
5/5 Professional comprehensive care.
- Oct. 29, 2022
I had an incredibly positive experience with Dr. Malikowski. She is smart, professional and genuinel... y interested/concerned about my eyes with Sjogren's. Doctors like this are hard to find as a Sjogren's patient. I'm with her 100%.
- Aug. 24, 2022
Dr. Nelson was amazing. Very thorough examination, Dr.Nelson made sure I understood everything befor... e we were finished.
- Aug. 24, 2022
Dr Malikowski is a superb eye doctor. She is very thorough and takes the time to explain everything....
- Jun. 20, 2022
Dr Alex did an amazing job with my son. But not just limited to Dr Alex the entire team was very pro... fessional and kind. Def coming back for all future needs for eye care
- Apr. 02, 2021
They take the time to help at every step of the way. Dr. Bennett Nelson is so thorough and explains ... what is going on.
- Mar. 25, 2021
Very friendly staff that does a great job with children!
- Feb. 04, 2021
Very friendly and informative staff. Eye exam was thorough and Dr Bennett Nelson did a great job of ... explaining everything during the process.
- Aug. 19, 2019
I've been going to Insight for years now and have always been treated respectfully and kindly. Their... care for my eyes is outstanding

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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 Becker 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 Becker as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Insight Eye Care - Becker in Becker without delay!

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