Eye Emergencies in Willowbrook

Eye Emergencies in Willowbrook

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 Penn Eye Care for emergency eye care.

Our Willowbrook 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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Patient Reviews
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- May. 13, 2024
Great staff & customer service went over & beyond! Also great nice detailed doctor! My glasses also ... came back within the same week 🙂
- May. 03, 2024
Love the staff and the doctors. They provide excellent service
- Apr. 18, 2024
DR. Penn and each of his optometrist collegues- I have had the pleasure of meeting that has performe... d any of my eye exams- In both their experience and knowledge and treatment and caring nature yhry provide to their patients- can be described as nothing less than STELLAR - Optometrists- Equally as stellar to Dr. Penns expertise and treatment he provides to all his patients. The office staff at Dr. Penn’s optometry office - I sm a a long time patient of- for overt 12yrs, is beyond exemplary to say the least- Of the many years I have been a patient. They are happy, so professional, provide a welcome and accomading atmosphere, happy to help and always go above and beyond to assist patients with any and all questions or needs their customers have. They are exceptional, expietenced and beyond knowledgeabke, in both eye care- optometry,-,well educated as well is in caring and providing all customers material, or other physical eye care needs. Love Love Love - A*******.
- Mar. 25, 2024
Dr. Pen and his staff are outstanding! They are knowledgeable,professional and extremely kind and ca... ring.
- Mar. 18, 2024
The staff always provide quality service. I have been a customer over 20 years and purchased many pa... irs of glasses and am always pleased.
- Mar. 18, 2024
I love Penn Eye. The staff is truly amazing. They make me feel comfortable during my exams, all of m... y concerns are addressed and even the process of selecting a pair of frames is personalized. Thank y’all for truly caring about your patients!
- Mar. 04, 2024
The entire staff is wonderful! Dr. Penn is an amazing doctor who is very attentive to his patients.
- Dec. 22, 2023
Very good exam exam. Friendly environment
- Nov. 26, 2023
I am the second generation of my family that’s been going here for my whole life. I’ve referred ... friends here too. I just feel like I’m going to visit some family or friends when I come for my visit. Super professional and sweet people.
- Sep. 09, 2023
Friendly staff and great eyecare! Been a long time customer and highly recommend
- Sep. 07, 2023
Excellent customer service very professional.
- Sep. 02, 2023
Great service! And able to take care of my needs quick and efficient
- Aug. 19, 2023
The doctor was very extremely thorough and explained everything in detail.
- Jul. 27, 2023
Super nice people the whole staff!!! Very knowledgeable also we’ve found our home!
- Jun. 15, 2023
Excellent customer service! Glasses were ready in a week!
- Apr. 19, 2023
My son and I have been going to Penn Eye Care for over 15 yrs, Caring, Trustworthy Staff, 5 star rec... ommendation. I highly recommend.
- Mar. 27, 2023
SUPER impressed. Dr. Penn and his entire staff are skilled, kind and welcoming. They took all my anx... ieties away about my eyes, and it was a really good visit. Dr. Penn took time to answer ALL of my many questions and Noe took time to help me find a pair of glasses that looked good on me. The whole staff welcomed us and even weighed in on the glasses. My husband saw the other Doctor there and we both felt they took very good care of us. Then when we can back to pick up our glasses the entire staff welcomed us and helped us! Our minds were blown. They offer a wide range of prices from discount to designer on glasses and give you your prescription if you ask for it. We highly recommend this place.
- Feb. 14, 2023
Have use Dr. Penn for almost 40 years. He and his staff have always provide great service. I highl... y recommend them.
- Feb. 12, 2023
Love the service always given by Dr. Penn and Holly and staff! Holly knows her clients, by name, an... d always knows what you need. I am a 20 + year customer.
- Jan. 16, 2023
Dr. Penn and his staff are excellent. Highly recommend talking to Holly if your in need of any conta... cts or glasses. She is the best when it comes to knowing the best styles and fits for your particular face. Thanks for always taking care of me.

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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 Willowbrook 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 Willowbrook as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Penn Eye Care in Willowbrook without delay!

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