Eye Emergencies in Guion Creek

Eye Emergencies in Guion Creek

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 Forniss Optometric for emergency eye care.

Our Guion Creek 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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  • Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 20, 2024
I love this place. my friends and family have been going here for 30 years at least
- Feb. 18, 2024
The staff is friendly. The product selections are great quality! My number one place for eye care....
- Feb. 17, 2024
Wonderful staff, very friendly and welcoming.
- Feb. 15, 2024
Love Dr Forniss! Been going here for 10 years!
- Feb. 07, 2024
Shoutout to Dr. Forniss and her Staff!! It was such a wonderful experience as a new customer. The mo... ment I walked into the office I was greeted with a bright smile and positive attitude. If you're looking for a optometrist who's gentle, honest and caring there's no need to look any further as Forniss Optometric is the way to go!
- Feb. 06, 2024
A caring, professional, client friendly environment.
- Feb. 06, 2024
Very clean location and friendly staff
- Feb. 01, 2024
I have been going to Forniss for about three or more years now. They have been very kind and accommo... dating to their patients and the prices are great.
- Feb. 01, 2024
Best experience with an optometrist office ever: Dr. Forniss is so thorough, so knowledgeable, and s... uch a kind and welcoming eye doctor. Darryl is the best optician—my glasses actually fit! The staff are all wonderful (and delightfully humorous). We will be continuing customers for life! Thank you, Forniss Optometric!!
- Jan. 26, 2024
I’ve been going to Dr. Forniss for close to 15 years. That says it all. She is knowledgeable and ... personable. I love the team and environment. Class act!
- Jan. 25, 2024
Wonderful people!!!
- Jan. 18, 2024
Was very pleased!
- Jan. 15, 2024
Forniss Optimetric is the best!!!
- Nov. 28, 2023
I Love my new glasses!!
- Nov. 26, 2023
Hands down one of the BEST optometric offices in Indy! Unsurpassed Customer Service. Dr Kim has a pa... ssion for her patients and takes the opportunity to listen to your optometric needs. I don’t trust my sight to any other optometrist‼️
- Nov. 12, 2023
Black owned!!! The staff was just wonderful. Easy appt nothing was complicated. Over all I had a gre... at experience as a new customer
- Nov. 05, 2023
I love when a person have your best interest that’s how the doctor here rotate she’s a excellent... eye doctor
- Nov. 03, 2023
Excellent.
- Oct. 28, 2023
Service and care excellent. We love Dr. Forniss and Darrell the frame whisperer!
- Sep. 22, 2023
I Love this office, the Doctor and the staff. Everyone is so welcoming and kind. Most importantly re... spectful and professional. The office and equipment stay clean and Dr. Forniss is very knowledgeable of her field. Highly recommend 😊

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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 Guion Creek 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 Guion Creek as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Forniss Optometric in Guion Creek without delay!

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