Eye Emergencies in Grabill

Eye Emergencies in Grabill

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 Grabill Eye Center for emergency eye care.

Our Grabill 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 Grabill

Our optometry practice in Grabill

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday 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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- Feb. 08, 2024
Amazing staff
- Dec. 02, 2023
Everyone is super nice and patient with Children and very clean
- Nov. 24, 2023
Great service - great staff!
- Nov. 12, 2023
Dr Laughlin and staff are professional, friendly, honest and helpful in a small town environment. Th... ank you for your services.
- Nov. 09, 2023
Denise, Michelle, and Dr Hobbie were all fantastic. It was my son’s first eye exam and couldn’t ... have had a better experience for him. Thank you for everything.
- Oct. 30, 2023
Dr. Laughner and staff always professional but friendly atmosphere! Never rushes your appointment a... nd answers all of your questions.
- Oct. 06, 2023
Great service and they got me in on a last minute cancellation.
- Sep. 21, 2023
Always a positive experience!
- Sep. 17, 2023
The staff are all friendly and helpful. Dr Laughlin is thorough and follows up in previous concerns... . I value Tim’s input in choosing glasses.
- Sep. 10, 2023
I loved my experience with Grabill Eye Center. The examine was thorough, the staff is friendly and ... very helpful and I couldn't be happier with my new eyewear.
- Aug. 23, 2023
Everyone in the office is extremely friendly and helpful. Dr. Laughlin takes the time to talk to her... patients and answer all their questions which makes you feel like you matter to her. No assembly line type of experience. Highly recommend!
- Aug. 17, 2023
Friendly staff and doctor. Great selection of frames.
- Aug. 16, 2023
Dr Laughlin and staff were awesome. Very thorough and best eye exam I've ever had!
- Jul. 29, 2023
We’ve been coming here for years. Great experience every year!
- Jul. 21, 2023
Very friendly helpful staff.
- Jul. 15, 2023
Dr. Hobbie is great at communicating. She explained what she saw in my eyes and answered all my ques... tions. The staff is great at fitting glasses and are always courteous. Good people.
- Jul. 09, 2023
The staff is always helpful and friendly. They take care of all the things with my insurance. When w... e were trying to decide between new contact brands and prescriptions the were very patient and understanding while we found just the rights lenses for me.
- May. 18, 2023
I drove 1.5 hours to see Dr. Hobbie! Dr. Madeline Hobbie and team were wonderful to work with! I fel... t like Dr. Hobbie took her to time to listen to my concerns and was very thorough with her exam! After my exam I had a team waiting to help me pick out my glasses! It was overall a wonderful experience!
- Apr. 23, 2023
A very warm atmosphere, with a professional staff. Prices were excellent too.
- Apr. 13, 2023
Dr Kara Laughlin is the best. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

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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 Grabill 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 Grabill as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Grabill Eye Center in Grabill without delay!

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