Eye Emergencies in Lake City

Eye Emergencies in Lake City

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 Broome Eye Care & Optical for emergency eye care.

Our Lake City 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 Lake City 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 Lake City as soon as possible.

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- Jun. 08, 2024
Best optometrist on the planet
- Jun. 01, 2024
Broome Eyecare is awesome!
- May. 13, 2024
Dr. Broome was very kind and courteous as were all of his staff. Great place to have my eyes examin... ed!
- May. 08, 2024
I'm a veteran so instead of making me wait 6-9 months the VA out sourced me to this business. I had... lots of paperwork I just kept putting off, but it turned out they said don't worry we have it all on the computer and I just had to mark a few places and sign it. Such a relief for me. Also I didn't have to pay at this time, also a relief!! I make monthly payments to the VA and it is all taken care of. 😀
- Dec. 28, 2023
My wife and daughter started going to Dr. Broome (Mrs. Kimberly) earlier this year. They liked her s... o much I started going there as well. They have a clean facility and a large variety of designer prescription & prescription sunglasses. I just saw Dr. Broome(Mr. Frank) for the first time today. He was great. Very thorough, professional, & down to earth. I drive 1.5 hours round trip to see them and it's worth every minute. Thank you Dr. Broome for your help today! You're the best!
- Jun. 16, 2023
Great place, professional and clean atmosphere. The doctors are very personable and precise. The gen... tleman who orders the glasses is a very nice guy. They also recommended me to Pack Fitness Online training for a good weight loss platform!
- May. 07, 2023
Very friendly staff and great doctor would recommend this clinic to anyone
- Apr. 19, 2023
Wonderful staff, everyone was helpful & kind. Service was effective & thorough! I was super comforta... ble, the frames are all so nice, variety collections & brands. I will definitely be going again & again. Thank you broome eye care 🙂
- Mar. 04, 2023
This was a fantastic first visit. Top of the line equipment run by first class staff. Doctor Kimberl... y Broome was classy, charismatic, and very intelligent. Thank you for this view I have today. God Bless!
- Jan. 05, 2023
My 90 year old mother was seen by Dr. Frank Broome today. He was very kind, considerate and through.... All of his staff were extremely friendly and worked so well with my mother who is in a wheelchair. I was extremely pleased with their professionalism and kindness.
- Jun. 26, 2022
Everyone there has always been great. The staff is very knowledgeable, all have very pleasant person... alities and very professional.
- Oct. 08, 2021
They had some issues with the lenses for my sunglasses due to the lab and no fault of their own. Wes... ley stayed on top of it and communicated with me through the whole process. I am 100% satisfied and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
- Sep. 23, 2021
Super nice staff! Awesome doctor. I enjoyed the entire eye exam experience, Will be back 🙂
- Jun. 22, 2021
Phenomenal overall experience! Great doctors, awesome staff, and exceptional quality selection of fr... ames. The office was also very clean.
- Apr. 08, 2021
Friendly staff and top notch Dr
- Mar. 26, 2021
I have worn glasses since I was 12yrs old, I have had many experiences with different eyeglass docto... rs, Dr. Broome and his staff are, hands down the finest experience to date, Thank you for your attentive and cheerful interaction I love my new eyes and will definitely re waacommend you to my friends and family, Thanks again
- Mar. 23, 2021
Very humble and down to earth Dr! Great experience! Highly recommended!
- Jan. 12, 2021
My experience at Broome Eye Care was outstanding. Dr. Broome and his entire staff were very profess... ional and my appointment was efficient and right on time which I appreciated. Regarding their selections of frames and lenses, my expectations were exceeded as both my wife and I found new glasses that we like very much. Having an outstanding optometrist with a central location in Lake City is a real plus to our family. I highly recommend Broome Eye Care and Optical!
- Sep. 14, 2020
Very satisfied I would recommend this place to anyone very friendly and helpful
- Jan. 17, 2020
I am sad to say my new insurance is no longer accepted here, but regardless I got into a jam and the... staff still supported me and resolved my situation. I am still in the process of finding new care, but the office staff was still there for me.

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  • Thursday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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