Eye Emergencies in Dunedin

Eye Emergencies in Dunedin

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 AccuVision Optical for emergency eye care.

Our Dunedin 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!


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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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 Dunedin 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 Dunedin as soon as possible.

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- Jun. 14, 2024
Friendly staff and a knowledgeable and caring doctor.
- Jun. 07, 2024
Great place to get great service and treated Like they really care about treating you well.
- Jun. 06, 2024
Great service! I felt comfortable and confident in their care
- May. 27, 2024
Very professional and friendly place! Dr Tupps is a great eye doctor!
- May. 24, 2024
I highly recommend the staff of AccuVision Optical and Dr. Richard Marrotte to you. I'm a new patien... t (4 months) with what I'd been told is a very complicated rigid gas permeable contact lens prescription. Eye doctor after eye doctor had not been able to figure out how to update a 14-yr old contacts lens prescription for any number of reasons. So I was referred to AccuVision Optical. Impressions: First, the staff there- to a person- is amazing, friendly, professional and efficient- and that alone makes for a great experience. Then... meeting Dr. Marrotte who assured me "it may take a few tries, but we can do this!" and he has. He is patient, communicative, explains what he's doing, what he's going to try- and why- and the end result is I have new set of RGP contact lenses. I truly cannot recommend the staff and Dr. Marrotte highly enough. They are good people and exceptional in their craft.
- May. 22, 2024
If you love your eyes, do them a favor, and go here. I have an extremely high vision prescription (a... round -8) and out of all the eye doctors I have been to in my life around the US, Dr. Marrotte is the best. He truly cares and he spends the time explaining the health status of your eyes. He answers your questions, he is extremely nice and personable and knowledgable. He is the third eye doctor I have visited for sclera lenses and he was the only one to have me wait in the office and have my second, third, fourth fitted lense samples checked after I had them in for 15 minutes. The previous doctors just had me pick them up from the office without seeing anyone until a week later. In addition, his office staff is amazing. Natasha and Helen spent at least an hour trying to get me the most money out of my insurance. They truly were invested in getting me the best coverage out of my policy. Jessica and Kristine were also super friendly and made me feel at home. I highly, highly, recommend them!!! This office really knows the true meaning of exceptional customer service.
- May. 21, 2024
Excellent services for vision care.
- May. 17, 2024
Super nice folks from the moment you step up to the counter. Tech Michael was very kind and thoroug... h as well as Dr. Merotte (sp?). The ladies at the counter were so sweet and Christine helped me get all the info in the Ipad. Great experience.
- May. 06, 2024
I was very pleased with the thorough exam by Dr. Marrotte, my glasses were perfect and they had a bi... g selection of frames to choose from. I have already recommended their office to my family.
- May. 06, 2024
15 yrs being seen by Dr. Tupps and counting. My daughter loved Dr. Marrotte personality. He made it... a fun but professional visit for her. Always a pleasure seeing you guys every year.
- May. 05, 2024
Dr. Marrotte and staff are terrific! Staff is friendly, funny and smart. Dr. Marrotte Is super funny... and smart!
- Apr. 23, 2024
Dr Richard is very kind and knowledgeable
- Apr. 19, 2024
Wonderful office with amazing service. I highly recommend!
- Mar. 18, 2024
Dr. Tupps and his staff provide exceptional optical care with clear concern for the patient’s over... all welfare.
- Mar. 16, 2024
Great service !
- Mar. 13, 2024
The front desk staff are tremendous, the billing folks are great and the new Dr. Marrotte O.D., is a... n outstanding addition. He really knows his contact lens expertise. If you are looking for "specialty" lenses or contacts, this is the only place I would ask my doctors to send me!!!
- Mar. 10, 2024
Friendly, friendly, great service
- Mar. 05, 2024
Dr Merritt is the best dr ever best pair of glasses I ever had the whole staff was the best you can ... find highly recommended
- Feb. 27, 2024
Excellent very thorough examination. Very friendly, service oriented staff. Nice selection of frames... and sunglasses. Have been a patient for a very long time.
- Feb. 26, 2024
The staff was very friendly, helpful and professional

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Hours
  • Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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