Eye Emergencies in Hartley

Eye Emergencies in Hartley

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 Eyes on Lincoln - O Street Eyecare for emergency eye care.

Our Hartley optometrists can help you preserve your vision and eye health.

eye emergency treated at Eyes on Lincoln - O Street Eyecare

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!


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


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 Hartley 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 Hartley as soon as possible.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 25, 2024
Great staff. Great glasses selection.
- Jun. 19, 2024
I’ve been going to Eyes On Lincoln, since I moved to Lincoln Nebraska 7 years ago, the service was... so great I didn’t feel the need to look any farther.
- May. 10, 2024
Best place to get your eyes checked. Why would anyone go someplace else?
- Feb. 19, 2024
I would highly recommend this establishment for your eye care. The staff is respectful and helpful. ... My family always leaves satisfied.
- Jan. 04, 2024
New patient here! So far today was my first visit/exam. I called yesterday knowing it may take a bit... to get in, so when they called back having an opening today I jumped on it. My favorite frames broke and I was about due for an exam anyways. Going in I was greeted right away. I made sure to show up ten minutes early to get the paperwork out of the way (which wasn't bad at all and the front desk did good explaining it all.) Right when my appointment time showed, I was being called back already. First time not needing to wait compared to other places in town! With the updated technology since my last exam, it was pretty new to me but they did so great taking the time to explain each piece of equipment, and answering my random questions. When I got to the last room to be met by Dr. Weber, again I only sat for maybe five minutes tops. He showed me my scans and finished the exam. When I explained my concern of wanting to find frames similar in weight more than the looks, he introduced me to someone who knew exactly what would fit best for me. In total I was in and out in about 40 minutes. For me that's the quickest it's been. Glasses should be in in about 2 weeks which is normal for any place, will do a fitment then and give update.
- Sep. 07, 2023
Great
- Jul. 20, 2023
I have came here for years up from a teen until an adult. I now have a 10 year old who is practicall... y blind and a serial glasses breaker 😂 I was so stressed about how to get him more glasses before school because we were just there Renee (sorry if I misspelled your name) made it so easy for me and was very patient with me. I thank you it’s enough stress I have to come in every couple of months so her being so helpful and kind definitely relieved me of some of my stress! Thank you and you definitely made my day!
- Jul. 13, 2023
Met Michelle years ago and she had me at hello!! She keeps me looking good, seeing good and coming b... ack! Keep Michelle and you keep me!!
- Jul. 13, 2023
Michelle is amazing… she knows me and what I want, what looks good, has amazing patience and makes... the whole ‘find a pair’ experience seamless! I know there’s more than one location however I’ll only go where she is!! Thank you Michelle!
- Mar. 21, 2023
I can’t say enough of how professional they have been from start to finish. Mikayla the contact le... ns specialist was knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. Steve is a master of his craft! It’s refreshing to have such an experience after having a horrible experience with Americas “best” I was referred to Steve and Eyes on Lincoln! Best in the business
- Sep. 21, 2022
I love how persistent they are with reminding you on appointments, and making sure you’re getting ... taken care of. For someone like me who is very forgetful, and tend to push off appointments, I appreciate them being kind to me & giving friendly reminders. The O street location, has a elderly lady, who shows so much compassion for the patients and helping in anyway she can. Unfortunately, I forgot her name. 🙁 BUT you’ll definitely see her when you go to pick out your glasses. She’s too sweet to miss! Thank you for working with me with my insurance & be a great place to go to for eye care!
- Feb. 12, 2022
Dr.Gilsersleeve is one of the best eye doctors in Nebraska. My experience was great, I didn't feel ... rushed, and my expectations were met as I didn't leave with having more questions. It's refreshing having actual time with a doctor now. Dr Gildersleeve also explained financial options for me. I didn't feel pressured in buying the most expensive pair of glasses and Mallory even advised which one of the two frames I was looking at would work better with progressive lenses. Fully Satisfied 🙂
- Dec. 02, 2021
Highly impressed. Easily 5 stars. Great customer service, world class facility and amazing doctors.
- Jun. 08, 2021
First time patient and was very satisfied. Staff was friendly and exam visit was done in a timely ma... nner. Was in and out in 35 minutes. Provider genuinely cares for his patients and I have no regrets in choosing this location. Up to date exams with their technology. Loved it. Will be recommending the 4200 Lucile Dr location!
- May. 23, 2021
This is a great place to get a quality eye exam and friendly service. I have been coming to Eyes on... Lincoln for the better part of a decade and Dr. Gildersleeve and his staff are excellent. Highly recommend!
- Apr. 21, 2021
polite service, appointment reminders via text, great glasses selection, and affordable contacts wit... h 100$ rebate
- Apr. 15, 2021
Great office and very helpful and friendly staff!! Want to especially thank Michelle for being extre... mely helpful, friendly very efficient in getting the job done! Definitely would recommend this place and definitely ask to be helped by Michelle because she knows what she’s doing!!
- Apr. 14, 2021
They let me know I would need eye surgery. They help me get set up the hospital that does the surge... ry. Post operations visits were good. They have done a great job with keeping my eyes healthy
- Dec. 14, 2020
Very friendly staff. Nice choices of glasses.
- Dec. 10, 2020
It was great

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Urgent Eye Care in Hartley

Our optometry practice in Hartley

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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 - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • Spectera
  • Versant Health
  • Medicare
  • March Vision Care
  • Nebraska Total Care

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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Eyes on Lincoln - O Street Eyecare in Hartley without delay!

(402) 475-9113