Eye Emergencies in Buffalo

Eye Emergencies in Buffalo

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 Buffalo Eye Clinic for emergency eye care.

Our Buffalo 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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  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 09, 2024
The people are very nice and informative!
- Dec. 22, 2023
A friend recommended this clinic and I took her up on it. The office staff, techs and Dr. Duberry we... re all very professional and friendly. Felt more like I was getting help from a friend. Dr. Duberry was very thorough and explained everything well for me so we could agree on a plan moving forward.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Great experience! Dr. Duberry, Katie, Ashley and the whole team were wonderful. Efficient and profes... sional!
- Nov. 21, 2023
I was a little skeptical about the office after reading some of the bad reviews about their appointm... ents taking a long time and not having a good experience. I decided to give them a try anyways as my insurance covers my visits here. I will say I had the best experience! I was looking for a new office for my family to go to and I will be moving my family to this eye clinic. Thanks to the team for making my first experience a great one!
- Nov. 06, 2023
Excellent care, excellent people and excellent eyewear!
- Oct. 28, 2023
Great service quality and speed in one.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Great place to go for eye care. They always take good care of my eyes and my glasses.
- Oct. 12, 2023
As always, great service.
- Sep. 20, 2023
Buffalo eye clinic has friendly staff. They always treat their patients like family.
- Sep. 03, 2023
As a regular client throughout the years at Buffalo Eye Clinic, I have always received excellent ser... vice. The doctors and staff are professionals and treat every patient with ultimate care.
- Aug. 05, 2023
Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
- May. 15, 2023
Staff are always happy to help, provide their honest opinion, and individualize your visit.
- Apr. 11, 2023
Everyone that works here is very friendly and helpful. I will be back!
- Apr. 11, 2023
Great experience!
- Mar. 31, 2023
Very professional encounter.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Everyone was incredibly friendly and accommodating
- Feb. 06, 2023
The entire team at Buffalo ice center are friendly, compassionate, and care about you as an individu... al. You’re not treated as a number.
- Jan. 18, 2023
Excellent service
- Jan. 18, 2023
I'm a 1st time patient. Excellent eye care and service. I highly recommend.
- Jan. 13, 2023
Friendly welcoming environment! I received great service!

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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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Buffalo Eye Clinic in Buffalo without delay!

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