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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- 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.
- Nov. 29, 2022
Dr. Penn is honestly the best there is in his field. Trust me my eyes are a mess and he always gets ... my prescriptions correct. When he retires I am going to need him to see me at his house. It gives me anxiety just thinking about him retiring. 🙂
- Oct. 28, 2022
I have been coming to Dr. Penn for a few years now. Even when I moved away I still traveled back for... visits. His staff has been helpful and treat you like family
- Oct. 23, 2022
I was referred to Penn eye care by a coworker and would recommend them for their great service.
- Oct. 11, 2022
I look forward to my visits
- Aug. 11, 2022
I have being seen by Dr. Penn for more than 15 years for my eye care needs. Excellent service and ve... ry satisfied. Definitely will recommend visiting for eye care
- Aug. 05, 2022
Quiet, clean, not too long of a wait! The Dr. Was quick and very nice! Overall great experience!
- Aug. 05, 2022
Been going here for years and never had a bad experience here ever.
- Jul. 19, 2022
Great office team that is always ready to help and Dr. Penn is a great doctor that really makes you ... feel very confortable throughout the visit.
- Jul. 05, 2022
Very nice and professional staff and Dr. Penn has always taken care of us.
- Apr. 04, 2022
The doctor is quick and efficient. The staff is equally efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable.
- Mar. 04, 2022
I am treated like a queen when I walk into Dr. Penn's. I love these ladies and Dr. Penn is a longtim... e friend. Have tried others, but I always come back to Dr. Penn. Trusted, Tried, and True.
- Feb. 20, 2022
I have trusted Dr. Penn with my eye care for over 20 years. (Going back to his days at Eyemasters) ... He and his staff are a solution oriented team of eye care professionals. Whether it’s routine or emergency care they are there when you need them.
- Feb. 15, 2022
I’ve been coming to Penn Eye Care for years now since they accept my insurance. Everyone here has ... always been nice, attentive, and provide great customer service. Their new doctor, Dr. Kim, was great as well. As long as they continue to accept my insurance, I’ll keep returning here for glasses.
- Dec. 27, 2021
Love Dr. Penn and the staff!! Been coming to them for years.
- Dec. 04, 2021
Professional service and staff are very friendly thanks
- Nov. 23, 2021
Great service! My oldest child is 24 now and we've been coming to Dr. Penn for years. I saw Dr. Kim... yesterday and liked her as well!
- Nov. 12, 2021
Been here for years. Friendly and caring. My whole family chooses Penn Eye Care!
- Nov. 04, 2021
THIS. PLACE. IS. AMAZING. I had a bad experience with America’s Best Eye Care after three times I ... told them the prescription is off, slow shipping of glasses, contacts never showed up. So we cancelled that order and went with my bfs parents suggestion. At Penn Eye Care I was able to file out my form online, seen by the first eye assistant within 8mins (and we were early so we got in I believe even before my appointment time) I got actual pictures of my eyes (only an extra $40 and it shows if you even have diabetes or not! Technology!!) the gal, I didn’t catch her name but she was so sweet. She and no one else there shamed me for how old my contacts were, unlike how ABEC did… and Dr. Penn was amazing. They all could see I was struggling w seeing and confirmed AB gave me completely wrong prescriptions. I got DKNY glasses and eye care (w no insurance) even cheaper than AB and their non designer glasses and long wait time) my glasses came in the mail in, I kid you not, 5 days. And that includes weekend days. Going to pick up contacts and a pair of sunglasses (which if you get before the year end is 50% off even if you don’t buy it all at the same time) Richard Le helped us out with everything and was suuuper incredible. Hands down will never go anywhere else. I’m so happy to be able to see again and I won’t be missing those headaches lol. THANKS AGAIN!!! I’ll post a review on Facebook sometime after the contacts get ordered.
- Oct. 28, 2021
Satisfied patient for 16+ years.

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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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