Eye Emergencies in Tucson

Eye Emergencies in Tucson

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 Alvernon Optical - Campbell for emergency eye care.

Our Tucson 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 Tucson 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 Tucson as soon as possible.

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- Jun. 12, 2024
Friendly, quick, and very explanatory during the whole process.
- Jun. 11, 2024
Thank you Alvernon Optical
- May. 27, 2024
Really great experience. Everyone was kind and helpful. Everything moved efficiently.
- May. 24, 2024
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- May. 16, 2024
Campbell Alvernon Optical Dr. David Tetrault and Staff were very professional and caring. Thank you!...
- Apr. 05, 2024
The staff are absolutely amazing. Cecilia, Tracy, and the wonderful tech who did the pre-exam testin... g (I really wish I could remember her name) are top notch. Dr. Tetrault has decades of experience, and I appreciate the ease with which he completed the exam. This was a very positive experience every step of the process, from scheduling to wait times (minimal if any). Great communication and great staff make this a go-to not only for me, but now for family members as well.
- Mar. 30, 2024
Dr. Tetrault took his time with me and answered all my questions. He was thorough and friendly. The ... staff were kind and professional. I did not experience any high pressure sales. The optician took her time with me and allowed ME to make the choices without any pressure. I was so pleased, I had my wife go to the location on Campbell Ave., and she was pleased as well.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Excellent in every way! Been using Alvernon Optical for many years.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Staff are amazing, pleasant and helpful. My glasses are amazing and comfortable. Dr. is also pleasan... t and efficient and very informative!
- Feb. 16, 2024
Great experience.
- Jan. 22, 2024
Everyone is so friendly and caring. Always have a great experience when I go in there an they have ... really nice frames.
- Dec. 24, 2023
Very good experience. A very helpful and professional staff.
- Nov. 25, 2023
Friendly and helpful staff!
- Nov. 15, 2023
Knowledgeable, quick, and friendly service from everyone here. Also, they had frames and lenses tha... t were completely covered by my insurance, so I didn't have to pay out-of-pocket. Thank you!
- Nov. 11, 2023
Quick and painless! Attentive staff and knowledgeable doctor!
- Oct. 31, 2023
I was referred here by a friend because they said their experience was amazing. My expectations were... high and they did not disappoint! They have an amazing team, seamless process, great selection of frames, and an added sprinkle of above and beyond-ness from Guillermo!
- Oct. 31, 2023
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- Oct. 29, 2023
I went to the Campbell location for a prescription checkup and am very happy with my experience. Aft... er my appointment with Dr. Tetrault, who was very kind, I was shown some frame options while my current pair were adjusted and cleaned. The options were reasonably priced but I was not pressured to buy anything like I have been at other optical offices. I was able to get a copy of my updated prescription and paid about $70 for an out-of-pocket/uninsured standard eye appointment (no contacts). If you need an easy eye appointment, especially a standard yearly update, I recommend Alvernon Optical!
- Oct. 25, 2023
Best experience! Helpful, friendly staff. Knowledgeable caring Dr. (which seems to be a hard thing ... to find these days) I will be a long time customer from now on.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Best eye exam and new glasses experience I have ever had! Well done and Thank You....

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