Eye Emergencies in Sewickley

Eye Emergencies in Sewickley

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 Eyetique - Sewickley for emergency eye care.

Our Sewickley 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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Our optometry practice in Sewickley

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VBA
  • Aetna
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 14, 2024
Very friendly and helpful staff that had my best interests in mind. Dr. Kerr gave my contacts exam; ... I now have comfortable contacts for the first time. Optician Natalia Spence helped me understand my complex eye insurance information and assisted me in selecting frames to try on. I was pleased with how good-looking the frames were.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Eyetique in Sewickley is super professional, friendly and offers a thorough eye check up as well as ... guidance through the myriad of choices for choosing your glasses.
- Mar. 05, 2024
Alexis is the best to work with.
- Jan. 27, 2024
Eyetique in Sewickley is great! The Doc is very experienced, responsive and professional. Alexis an... d Hailey are so helpful and friendly that they make it very easy to become a repeat customer!
- Jan. 02, 2024
Sewickley Eyetique is wonderful because of the people who work here.
- Dec. 28, 2023
We had an appointment there today and could not be any more impressed. My daughter received the best... care from Dr Kerr with a very thorough exam and he was so friendly. She was very relaxed there. And the staff is top notch!! So very friendly and knowledgeable. The office was super clean and there was a large selection of frames to choose from. We highly recommend.
- Nov. 14, 2023
In my opinion, Eyetique in Sewickley offers the best optometry experience in Western PA. I couldn’... t be more impressed with Dr. Kerr and his expert staff. If you want excellent customer service and top notch care, I recommend you go see Dr. Kerr at Sewickley Eyetique!
- Oct. 09, 2023
Found my new eye Dr & Making my husband an appointment.
- Aug. 01, 2023
Took two children in for exams after they complained of headaches after reading. Cannot imagine a b... etter experience--the staff were super friendly and helpful, and Dr. Kerr gave both children thorough exams that he managed so well that the kids enjoyed the process. A great experience all around!
- Jun. 16, 2023
Love Dr John and the staff
- May. 07, 2023
I must say the staff at the Sewickley location were great they were kind, friendly and people person... like. They treated me like family. Exceeded my expectations
- May. 04, 2023
I love my glasses! The staff always picks the perfect pair for me
- Apr. 16, 2023
Excellent staff, Dr Kerr is an excellent Dr who I totally trust with my eye care.
- Feb. 16, 2023
I always enjoy my appointments at Eyetique Sewickley! The staff are very cool and friendly, and the ... doctor is great.
- Jan. 31, 2023
The eye wear is really good, but even more importantly, the staff cares deeply about their customers... . I highly recommend them.
- Nov. 05, 2022
Very kind and helpful staff.
- Oct. 28, 2022
Thorough eye exam. Dr Kerr is both knowledgeable and personable.
- Oct. 16, 2022
Bet friendly and thorough!
- Oct. 02, 2022
Great eye exam and low pressure sales.
- Aug. 21, 2022
Great experience friendly staff, great doctor, explained everything was very thorough. I didn’t ha... ve to wait. I was in and out on time. Highly recommend

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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 Sewickley 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 Sewickley as soon as possible.


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