Eye Emergencies in Exton

Eye Emergencies in Exton

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 Clompus Reto and Halscheid Vision - Exton for emergency eye care.

Our Exton 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 Exton 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 Exton as soon as possible.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 20, 2024
Highly recommend! Dr. Penney and staff were excellent!
- Jun. 12, 2024
Everyone at Clompus Reto and Halscheid is kind, friendly and knowledgeable. For everything from sche... duling to exams to choosing the right glasses - you're in good hands!
- May. 25, 2024
Great experience, service, and all in a timely fashion.
- Aug. 25, 2023
I never met someone as patient as Sam- he helped my Daughter get contacts in and learn how to use th... em. He is very very kind and great with kids !!! I drove far to come here and I’m so happy I did - totally worth it. Dr. Lehman was wonderful too!
- Mar. 01, 2023
Good service and nice patient clerk!
- Oct. 18, 2022
SO GOOD WITH KIDS!!!! Better even than the eye doctor at CHOP.
- Oct. 02, 2021
Dr. Reto and the entire staff were personable and professional in all their interactions with client... s and each other.
- Aug. 25, 2021
Front desk staff are polite and helpful. Dr. Halscheid is an excellent provider of eye care. He is ... professional, thorough, patient with any questions and so kind. Dale always helps me with issues with my glasses. She adjusted my progressive lens and today they are working better. Dr. Sherman recently took care of my husband in an emergency injury situation. She gave him excellent care and he recovered in 24 hours. I love this practice and have been going there for over 10 years. I would recommend anyone who needs eye care to go to Clompus and Reto in Exton or West Chester.
- Aug. 20, 2021
A day ago I called the office for an appointment and spoke with Wendy who told me she would try to f... it me in for an appointment as I had some discomfort in my eye and was getting concerned it was something serious. She lady fit me in the next evening as the last appointment for the day. Well I just wanted to thank Dr. Sherman for conducting a mini surgery on my eye tonight. No one wants to go to the eye doctor and hear you have a small metal object in your eye. I was very surprised and concerned when she told me the news. She followed promptly by saying “ But we are going to remove it right now.” Not what I was expecting but I have complete trust in Clompus, Reto & Halscheid Vision Associates. I have been a patient of Dr Reto’s for 35 years and of Dr. Clompus before that. If Dr.Sherman says we are going to take it out-it’s coming out! The procedure was done extremely well with the thorough explanations I have come to expect from every one of the Doctors who I have seen here. Dr. Sherman was amazing and I am writing to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for her professional skills and thorough examination after to make sure all was ok. I am fortunate to have such a practice in my neighborhood. I have had laser eye surgery to correct my vision through this practice which changed my life. Every person in my family from my grandmother to my children have been patients here. There is no one I would trust more with than Clompus, Reto & Halscheid Vision Associates with my sight. No one. Thanks Dr. Sherman. Thanks very much.
- Aug. 19, 2021
Wonderful experience as always!
- Aug. 11, 2021
Had an emergency eye issue and they made accommodations for me right away. Much appreciated!
- Jul. 16, 2021
Warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff and physicians.
- Jul. 15, 2021
wonderful office layout, well staffed, friendly people, and competent with vision
- Jun. 14, 2021
Dr. Lehman is just great. He is always responsive to my needs and helping me tweak the very best op... tions for my changing vision each year that I meet with him. I highly recommend him!
- May. 04, 2021
Very great full to be seen the same day for my eye issue. As always, the staff was very professiona... l and accommodating. Thanks again for a job well done.
- Apr. 23, 2021
I have been seeing Dr. Reto for years. His staff is friendly and attentive. Dr. Reto is very persona... ble and is always willing to listen to my concerns. I highly recommend this practice.
- Apr. 16, 2021
All went very well and everyone was friendly and professional.
- Mar. 17, 2021
Everyone is so friendly and helpful with picking out glasses.
- Mar. 11, 2021
Dr. Reto is amazing! I injured my eye in a freak accident and he saw me immediately and every day af... ter to ensure it healed properly. They are so wonderful!!
- Jan. 22, 2021
Appointment related to concern over an issue potentially secondary to a previous concern. Had a mi... nimal wait, diagnostic testing and exam done, and out of office in about one hour. Staff is always courteous and professional.

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  • Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Eye Med
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