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Family Eyecare Associates

Tacoma, WA

Emergency Eye Care

Urgent eye care when you need it most

Emergency Eye Care, Tacoma, WA

Eye emergencies can happen at any time and require immediate attention to prevent permanent eye damage and vision loss. Our experienced eye doctors Dr. Spencer Garlick, Dr. Zaccary Pincock, and Dr. Sharon Williams are here to provide you with the necessary care and treatment. While some eye emergencies require a hospital visit, many others can be more effectively handled by an eye doctor who specializes in these cases, such as foreign objects in the eye or eye infections.

If you need emergency eye care or know someone who does, call Family EyeCare Associates now at (253) 566-2020. If you have an eye emergency outside of our office hours, you should go to the emergency room right away.

Common eye emergencies we handle

Our team is well-equipped to handle a variety of eye emergencies. Some of the common emergencies we treat include: 

  • Eye infections like pink eye  
  • Chemical exposure 
  • Foreign objects stuck in the eye  
  • Sudden vision loss or changes  
  • A sudden increase in flashes or floaters 
  • Eye pain or discomfort 

Steps to take during an eye emergency

When faced with an eye emergency, here are some steps you should take: 

  • Take out your contact lenses right away and don’t put them back in until your eye doctor says it’s ok. 
  • If chemicals get into your eyes, wash them with water for at least 15-20 minutes and don’t cover the affected eye.  
  • Try not to rub your eyes because this may cause more damage and spread germs, bacteria, or infections. 
  • If you have an eye injury, use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Gently place it on your eyes to avoid any discomfort.   
  • Avoid driving if you have an eye emergency or trouble with your vision. 
Don’t wait to seek professional care

Your emergency eye exam in Tacoma, WA

When you visit us for emergency eye care, our eye doctor will conduct a thorough eye exam to determine the cause of your symptoms. Once we have identified the issue, we will create a personalized treatment plan to address your needs. This might involve medications, eye drops, or other interventions to relieve discomfort and support healing.

At Family EyeCare Associates, we’re here to help when you need us most. You can trust us to provide expert, timely care during your eye emergency. If you’re currently experiencing an eye emergency, please call us immediately for an emergency eye examination.

See Clearly, Live Fully

Personalized Eye Exams

We tailor our eye exams to meet the unique needs of each patient. Whether you're looking for an adult eye exam, a contact lens evaluation, or pediatric eye care, we offer high-quality, personalized care you can trust.

Specialty Eye Care

From managing chronic eye diseases to treating common eye discomforts, Family EyeCare Associates is dedicated to providing the best eye care possible.

Optical Boutique

We offer a wide range of eyeglasses and sunglasses in Tacoma for both adults and children. If you prefer contact lenses, we offer a variety of contact lens types and brands for you to choose from.