Eye Emergencies in St. Augustine

Eye Emergencies in St. Augustine

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 Anastasia Eye Associates for emergency eye care.

Our St. Augustine 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 St. Augustine 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 St. Augustine as soon as possible.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 19, 2024
While vacationing in beautiful St. Augustine my glasses got stepped on. They were badly bent and I ... was not sure they could even be straightened. Mr. Matt Lee took the challenge, even though the glasses were not made by Anastasia Eye Associates/The Vision Center. He repaired them and sent me on my way, and would not accept payment for his time or service. I am so very happy to recommend them to anyone and everyone! Thanks, Mr. Lee!
- Jun. 11, 2024
Very efficient and friendly.
- Jun. 09, 2024
Recently moved to St A from Maryland and had to find all new doctors. Anastasia Eye was a blessing.... Also purchased a pair of sunglasses from them - their professionalism and guidance was much appreciated .
- Jun. 05, 2024
Great experience. Matt was such a great help!
- May. 18, 2024
I appreciate that Matt is always willing to adjust my glasses and replace the pads at no charge. In ... fact all the staff are very friendly and provide great advice. They also carry a great selection of frames.
- May. 02, 2024
Anastasia Eye Associates are friendly, professional and very accommodating. Made my visit a pleasu... re.
- Apr. 30, 2024
Very good experience. My sight is the best it has been in years. Very professional and friendly.
- Apr. 30, 2024
Dr Greene and staff are excellent. Matt in the optical department is awesome. Goes above and beyon... d. Highly recommend
- Apr. 17, 2024
Dr. Greene has been my eye doctor for four years. Very thorough exams every time. Everyone that work... s there is helpful and professional. A great place to buy your prescription glasses. Thanks
- Apr. 04, 2024
I just had an eye exam with Dr. Greene and his office. From the front desk to his associates, you co... uldn’t ask for a more professional staff.Friendly and nice. It was a really great experience! Highly recommend their services!
- Mar. 28, 2024
This is a fair family business that I trust. They have a huge selection of frames to choose from as ... well!
- Mar. 20, 2024
Visited Anastasia Eye Associates on A1A this morning to replace the pads on the nose piece on my gla... sses. Optical Manager Matt took great care of me. Replaced the pads at No Charge (wow) and also noticed one the screws on my lens was loose and fixed that too. That was pretty awesome. We r visiting from Wisconsin and he sure helped us out. Highly recommend them!!! Thanks Matt!!! Sue Rheingans
- Mar. 01, 2024
I broke my eyeglasses and I only have the one pair. I found out that my optometrist does not do rep... airs and wouldn't even fit me a new frame. I called Anastsia Eye Associates and the receptionist told me to come in so they could do an assessment. Matt Lee the Optician took over 30 minutes finding a frame to match my lenses as he could not repair my broken frames. He then put my current lenses in the new frames and made sure they fit me properly. I was so impressed! They are now my Optometrist and I have an appointment later this month for a full exam. Thank you so much!
- Feb. 27, 2024
Broke my glasses while traveling, went to this establishment, and he was able to repair them in 10 ... minutes. No charge. A very fine looking business.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Ms. Katie, Thank You for being so kind during my appointment scheduling, you explained everything th... oroughly and returned my calls.
- Jan. 22, 2024
10 years of experience with Dr. Green, Matt and team. They provide seasoned expertise and excellent ... patient/customer care and service.
- Jan. 14, 2024
Traveling in the St. Augustine area and my glasses needed repair. Walked in and Matt Lee repaired my... glasses in five minutes at no charge. Wonderful service and friendly people.
- Jan. 12, 2024
A Friendly, caring team of professionals!! We were so impressed and have already spread their name a... round town. So glad we found Dr Green and his team! 😊
- Dec. 29, 2023
Broke my sunglasses frames and within a half hour I had new frames! Excellent and fast customer serv... ice by Michelle!
- Dec. 08, 2023
Walked in for a repair. The attention & service was exceptional. 5-Star

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