Eye Emergencies in Gallatin

Eye Emergencies in Gallatin

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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 Sumner Eyecare - Gallatin for emergency eye care.

Our Gallatin 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 Gallatin

Our optometry practice in Gallatin

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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 - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 08, 2024
Very friendly and helpful! I will recommend to anyone!
- Mar. 19, 2024
Great eye care i think they are a good team of people fixing you’re EYES.Thank y’all.
- Mar. 13, 2024
Friendly staff, very knowledgeable doctors, and a huge selection of frames to choose your glasses.
- Feb. 27, 2024
A very Friendly and Courteous service
- Feb. 26, 2024
Adam Neal is a rock star!
- Feb. 12, 2024
Really great place.
- Feb. 10, 2024
Our experience at Sumner Eyecare was awesome! This was our first eye exam for both myself and my kid... s and they treated us with such care. The staff was so friendly and informative and the vibe was warm and inviting. We will forever be customers.
- Feb. 07, 2024
Great facility with a nice family feel to it, not very busy or loud like some corporate competitors ... in the area. Very well staffed with friendly and highly knowledgeable employees.
- Feb. 05, 2024
Very friendly and competent staff.
- Feb. 04, 2024
Very good products and very good service polite and courteous do all my eyewear shopping here
- Feb. 04, 2024
The service was great! everyone was kind, polite, thorough and professional. They did not act as tho... ugh my eye care was just business revenue, but that my eye care mattered to them.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Dr. Neal was so great and knowledgeable. I haven't had a fav eye doctor since the 2001 vision center... days BUT Dr. Neal is it for me. The young lady at the desk gave a great first impression with her kindness.
- Jan. 11, 2024
Everyone was friendly and had no issues! I’ll be continuing to use them 🙂
- Jan. 10, 2024
I was late by about 20+ minutes for appointment, not including the 15 minutes early they asked me to... be there, and they just took it in stride, did excellent exam, asked all the right questions, and got me out way faster than I thought they could. I couldn't have asked for any better appointment for my annual diabetic eye exam.
- Dec. 12, 2023
It's easy to get in for an appointment (without waiting for weeks), and the staff is all very friend... ly.
- Nov. 06, 2023
Great doctors and great staff! A good selection of eyewear! Knowledge staff.
- Nov. 03, 2023
Wonderful staff, service and environment.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Extremely friendly & professional staff!
- Oct. 18, 2023
The staff and Dr Mortemore were attentive to detail and friendly. Highly recommend
- Oct. 17, 2023
Staff is extremely friendly

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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 Gallatin 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 Gallatin as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Sumner Eyecare - Gallatin in Gallatin without delay!

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