Eye Emergencies in Swampscott

Eye Emergencies in Swampscott

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 Advanced Vision Center for emergency eye care.

Our Swampscott 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


Urgent Eye Care in Swampscott

Our optometry practice in Swampscott

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Davis Vision
  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • BCBS Federal Employee Program
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Plans Inc
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • Unicare
  • Tricare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- May. 15, 2024
Amazing staff, very professional, never have to wait more than a couple minutes before appointment
- Apr. 27, 2024
The team members at Advanced Vision Center are always welcoming and friendly! From the front desk, t... o the physicians to the eyewear specialist, everyone does their part in making me feel at ease and valued as a customer and patient. Thank you!
- Apr. 17, 2024
I recently had an appointment with Dr. Hernandez, O.D., and had a great experience. She gave a thoro... ugh eye exam, explained everything clearly, and offered insight into my vision. Highly recommended!
- Mar. 16, 2024
I had a great experience getting a contact exam there recently and getting glasses on another occasi... on. All staff is very nice and the ophthalmologist was very knowledgeable and super nice. I highly recommend. Convenient location inside Vinnin Square Plaza.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Advanced Vision is fantastic! From the staff to the doctor - they make you feel comfortable and at ... ease. They are always happy to help. I’ve been going to Advanced Vision for a while now and each visit has been exceptional. I highly recommend Advanced Vision!
- Aug. 26, 2023
I was very impressed with the professionalism and care I experienced at Advanced Vision Center by J... ordan and Dr. Hernandez, as well as the other staff members who helped me at my appointment. I had requested a visit online, and thankfully, I was able to be seen within a few weeks. All my communication with Jordan was so easy, kind, and professional. I was incredibly nervous about this appointment, and I felt put at ease immediately upon entering the office. Dr. Hernandez and her staff were non-judgmental and explained all the tests and procedures, as well as next steps, kindly and confidently. They followed up with me the next day to ensure I was doing ok and helped me arrange a future appointment for further care. I am so glad I chose this practice for my care, and I will absolutely recommend them to anyone that is looking for a wonderful place to receive care for any optical needs!
- Aug. 09, 2023
Good optometrists. Well managed. Good frame selection.
- Jun. 22, 2023
Always had a positive experience. My family and I have been going to this place for 10-plus years. ... The doctor takes her time to explain the test results. Jordan, at the front desk, is so courteous and responsive with making/changing appoimments. They also have great frame selections.
- May. 18, 2023
We are so happy we found Advanced Vision Center! Anastasiya was great and took the time to help us t... ry so many pairs of frames on. She also spent the time looking to see if they came in other colors for us. We will definitely be back next year.
- Feb. 15, 2023
Both professional and fun environment 🙂 Sheri is the best!
- Jan. 26, 2023
Have had lukewarm or bad experiences at other,larger vision providers on the north shore.This was su... ch a great experience from the professional,knowledgeable nature of the entire staff to the warm,friendly feeling that you get as soon as you walk in the door.Advanced Vision will be my only choice for an optometrist. I would give 6 stars if that was an option.
- Dec. 29, 2022
The staff is very professional and caring. Love the Doctor she’s the best! I highly recommend th... is location.
- Dec. 22, 2022
All of the staff were incredible. I highly recommend them. The staff were able to modify their appro... ach for a patient with communication challenges beautifully.
- Dec. 20, 2022
Fast, easy, and very accepting of my service animal and my need for my noise cancelling headphones. ... Very accommodating, very polite.
- Dec. 17, 2022
Always pleasant staff and Dr Katz is the best!
- Dec. 15, 2022
Great eye doctor. They were able to squeeze me in within a days notice, Jordan was so quick to respo... nd. Dr. Mathias had a great personality for working with people and was very caring. I felt like she took the time to really be present during my appointment. I did not feel rushed like I do at most places. Getting new lenses for my frames was also very easy and quick! I don’t remember everyone’s names but all the staff were so helpful! The optomap option was so easy and quick. I would recommend this place to anyone.
- Dec. 09, 2022
The place is amazing. I actually had a great time. Thanks to Mary, Jordan, and sherri!
- Nov. 29, 2022
11/29/2022 Dr. Mathias is the best! With her blink twice before each reading request, her patience,... encouraging "excellent ", and explanation. I advise all ages to make their appointments here as I have done for years.
- Nov. 22, 2022
Everyone at AVC is wonderful. All very professional patient and kind.
- Nov. 19, 2022
My daughter and I both had an amazing experience at Advanced Vision Center today. The staff were all... so warm,friendly and attentive especially the woman at the check in desk. I don’t remember her name but her title is patient coordinator. She was amazing with my daughter! She helped my daughter pick out glasses and made it very easy for me 🙂 I would most definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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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 Swampscott 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 Swampscott as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Advanced Vision Center in Swampscott without delay!

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