Eye Emergencies in Portland

Eye Emergencies in Portland

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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 Sumner EyeCare - Portland for emergency eye care.

Our Portland 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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Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 18, 2024
Excellent experience. Dr. Colonna and his staff were phenomenal. Love my new specs! Would highly rec... ommend!
- Mar. 08, 2024
Excellent Service!
- Feb. 14, 2024
Very friendly staff! I had my 3 young kids with me at my appointment and not only did I receive grea... t care, but the staff very kindly interacted with my kids as well. Clean and organized environment. Glad I found them!
- Feb. 07, 2024
The staff and doctor are are so Professional very friendly and I would not Hesitateto be Recommend ... them to my family and friends
- Jan. 29, 2024
I love this office. The staff are always so friendly and helpful. I don’t ever feel rushed when I ... have a few questions and they always make me feel like they appreciate my business as well.
- Jan. 16, 2024
Great staff and very friendly. I highly recommend them for your eye care needs.
- Dec. 20, 2023
Great place for eye care. Dr. Colonna is great and the staff is super nice and helpful.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Very nice and helpful, I would recommend them to anyone needing a eye exam.
- Dec. 05, 2023
Sumner Eyecare is fantastic. Every member of their staff is wonderful and friendly. I really appre... ciated that Dr Colonna took time to explain things to me and he's incredibly professional and thorough. My husband, myself and our two sons have all recently had visits here and every experience was great.
- Nov. 24, 2023
Great practice all around. If you need eye care in Portland TN or the surrounding areas, these are t... he folks you are looking for!
- Nov. 14, 2023
We went to sumner eye care when our primary eye doctor wouldn't accept our secondary insurance. My s... on lost his glasses and we needed a new pair asap! Sumner eye care was quick to order us a new pair and called as soon as they came in. A week later, a staff member reached out to make sure they were fitted properly and that my son was doing well with them. 10 out of 10 recommend. Very thoughtful of them to follow up with us! We'll be choosing sumner eye care going forward!
- Nov. 09, 2023
Dr. Colonna was friendly, informative, and did not rush through exam. The staff was helpful, friendl... y, and able to answer any questions. Nice experience.
- Oct. 16, 2023
The ladies here were so helpful and above all, kind. They got us in and out same day, and the proces... s was flawless. Their kindness was obvious from the first minute of the experience.
- Oct. 09, 2023
Excellent service from great staff!
- Sep. 18, 2023
Great place to go for your eye exam, glasses, and contacts. The staff is friendly, courteous, and kn... owledgeable.
- Sep. 15, 2023
Fast, friendly probably the best eye care I’ve ever received
- Sep. 11, 2023
Everyone at the office was super helpful and extremely kind to my daughter. It was her first visit a... nd they made her feel comfortable and encouraged her to ask questions and explained everything that was happening. They were also super patient when she was picky out her glasses and found her a pair that met her very particular image she had in her head of what her glasses needed to look like.
- Aug. 26, 2023
Everyone one is very nice and knowledgeable! The dr was kind and listened to my questions earnestly....
- Aug. 15, 2023
Above and beyond in every way!!
- Jul. 20, 2023
They are kind and helpful!

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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 Portland 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 Portland as soon as possible.


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