Eye Emergencies in Rosana Square Shopping Center

Eye Emergencies in Rosana Square Shopping Center

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 Overland Park Eye Center for emergency eye care.

Our Rosana Square Shopping Center 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 Rosana Square Shopping Center

Our optometry practice in Rosana Square Shopping Center

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  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 22, 2024
Dr Joe and his staff are very friendly and professional. My eye exam was done right on time, one of... the assistants helped me pick out my glasses & sunglasses, and I was in and out of the office in under an hour. They texted me about a week later when they were ready and I absolutely LOVE both pair of glasses. I will continue to use Dr Joe as my optometrist.
- Feb. 01, 2024
See the Clarity Clearly with Eye Associates Top notch staff and doctors with huge selection of frame... s. Stopped many a time to get adjustments on frames or help with my contacts
- Jan. 29, 2024
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Joe gave the right prescription for my new contacts and ... glasses. I will definitely be going back the next time when needing an eye exam highly recommend Overland Park Eye Center.
- Jan. 06, 2024
Everything about Overland Park Eye Center is perfect! I can’t think of anything that they could d... o differently that would increase the value of the services they provide to patients and customers. Over the years I have worked with or interacted with everyone who works there, and they are all friendly, competent, and helpful. They are very responsive to calls, messages, and questions. They have a great selection of eye classes, but do not pressure you to buy your glasses there after an eye exam. Even if they are busy when I go in, I always feel like I get the attention I need, and because their office runs efficiently, I never feel like I’m having my time wasted. Communication is top notice. I love this place!
- Jan. 06, 2024
Great customer svc.
- Dec. 24, 2023
Outstanding doctor and crew
- Dec. 07, 2023
Dr. Joe is absolutely amazing - he is attentive, extremely knowledgeable and has an excellent bedsid... e manner! I have been seeing him for over 20 years and would never go any place else!
- Dec. 04, 2023
I have been a patient here for a number of years. The staff is very professional and very kind!
- Oct. 30, 2023
Great place, great staff! Dr Pierce is very attentive and professional.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Professional, caring and quick turn around on my order. Appreciated the assistance in searching for ... the right frames for my face and improved vision.
- Aug. 25, 2023
I’ve been going to Dr. Joe for nearly 20 years, and will keep going here until he retires.
- Jul. 29, 2023
Kristin converted me back to where my eyes were 40 years ago its a miracle no contacts or glasses an... ymore!
- Jun. 20, 2023
Awesome services
- Jun. 10, 2023
Great staff
- May. 20, 2023
Great experience with Dr. Pierce! Scheduling an appointment online was easy and quick. I was able to... get in very quickly. The staff was friendly and efficient. An all around great experience!
- Jan. 25, 2023
Just the best!
- Jan. 13, 2023
I have a new situation developing with my eyes, and Dr. Pierce took the time to fully explain and an... swer all my questions. Much appreciated.
- Jan. 04, 2023
Dr. Joe and the staff are amazing. They are always so helpful and welcoming. Plus they get you in an... d out in a timely manner.
- Dec. 30, 2022
Dr Joe and Dr Pierce are thoughtful and thorough. I have been coming here for years and they allway... s do a great job getting my prescription right. They are not pushy and everyone is very friendly. Highly recommend. They also added online appt booking which is very convenient
- Dec. 20, 2022
Dr Joe is awesome.

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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 Rosana Square Shopping Center 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 Rosana Square Shopping Center as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Overland Park Eye Center in Rosana Square Shopping Center without delay!

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