Eye Emergencies in Bainbridge Island

Eye Emergencies in Bainbridge Island

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 Bainbridge Vision for emergency eye care.

Our Bainbridge Island 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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  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- May. 21, 2024
Great care and good frames.
- May. 09, 2024
Professional front and desk employees. Wonderful selection of glasses. Very knowledgeable about prod... ucts.
- May. 02, 2024
The staff are very friendly and experienced.
- Apr. 14, 2024
I absolutely Love Dr Egashira. I have been her patient for many years. In fact, I moved out of kitsa... p county four years ago, but I still come back for appointments with her because she’s the best eye doctor I’ve found in the Puget Sound area. She is wonderful— smart and clinically amazing, as well as a very kind person. My eyes have bad astigmatism (and a rare condition called kerataconus,) which can make getting a good visual assessment challenging. However Dr Egashira always does a wonderful job. Highly recommend!
- Apr. 14, 2024
Physicians and staff provide the highest quality service.
- Apr. 04, 2024
The selection of glasses frames is great. The staff members are knowledgeable and super good at thei... r jobs!
- Mar. 21, 2024
I always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Steele. She is whip smart, efficient, and down to... earth. She is the kind of doctor you wish would never retire.
- Feb. 09, 2024
I always appreciate the efficiency and professionalism of this office. Dr. Egashira is friendly, th... orough and explains all facets of your eyes well. The optimap is a great service as it allows the doctor to walk you through the health of your eyes and show you comparisons year over year.
- Feb. 04, 2024
The staff here are awesome!
- Feb. 03, 2024
Steele is great! I think the office people are a little snappy
- Dec. 30, 2023
Two of the best optometrists EVER! I moved about 2 hours away and since then I do not feel I have ev... er received as thorough an eye exam as what Drs. Steele and Egashira provide. I am considering scheduling an appointment in 2024 and will make that two hour drive. And they have an amazing staff!
- Dec. 21, 2023
Efficient, caring doctors and staff.
- Dec. 16, 2023
I can't see going to another vision doctor.
- Nov. 20, 2023
Great local optometrist. Friendly and helpful staff. Was really well treated and felt like they ca... red about my well being and vision.
- Nov. 16, 2023
They are always very thorough and helpful.
- Nov. 13, 2023
Wonderful Professional Team. Excellent service and support.
- Nov. 07, 2023
Both Dr. Egashira and her staff are friendly, caring and accommodating.
- Oct. 21, 2023
Welcoming staff, lovely clinic, and thorough eye exam by Dr. Egashira.
- Oct. 13, 2023
I like the small town folksy atmosphere! Dr. Egashira is a professional. She's thorough, efficient... and subject matter expert current. Also has a good sense of humor !
- Sep. 01, 2023
Kira is exceptional. She’s extremely knowledgeable at fitting eyeglass frames and lenses, she’s ... passionate, and she makes the experience fun! Been going to her for 10+ 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 Bainbridge Island 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 Bainbridge Island as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Bainbridge Vision in Bainbridge Island without delay!

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