Emergency Eye Care in Bloomington & Mitchell

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Being Prepared for Eye Emergencies

Eye emergencies can appear at any time, and at Insights Optical, we strive to be there for our patients for their emergency eye care needs.

Along with our other vision care services, such as comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, dry eye therapy, and myopia control, we provide emergency eye care for our patients.

Contact us immediately if you experience eye emergencies such as eye infections, eye injuries, and other urgent eye care issues.

When to Seek Medical Attention

Eye emergencies can range from surface injuries to infections, and each has its own varying symptoms. 

Some common eye emergency symptoms can include: 

  • Loss of vision
  • Burning or stinging
  • Eye pain
  • Bleeding from the eye
  • New or severe headaches

These are just some of the symptoms that can appear when you experience an eye injury. Eye emergencies aren’t limited to anything specific, so it’s essential to seek medical attention if you have sudden vision loss, swelling, bleeding, or pain in your eye. 

Managing Eye Emergencies

An eye emergency can be anything that damages your eyes and vision. Eye emergencies can occur anywhere, even in the comfort of your own home Understanding the different ways eye emergencies can affect you can help you be prepared to handle them in the moment before you’re able to visit us for treatment. 

Chemical eye injuries can happen from something as simple as cleaning around the house. Chemicals from cleaning products, garden chemicals, and industrial chemicals can accidentally get in your eyes.

It’s important to be careful when handling alkaline products such as drain cleaners, sodium hydroxide, and lye, as they can cause severe damage if they come in contact with your eyes.

If you get chemicals in your eyes, the following steps are recommended:

  • Wash your hands with soap and cool water thoroughly.
  • Turn your head, so the affected eye is down and to the side.
  • Hold the affected eyelid open and flush it out with clean tap water for 15 minutes.

A chemical eye injury is serious and can cause severe damage—it’s essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Small foreign objects such as sand and dust can routinely get in your eye and cause discomfort. When this occurs, there are some steps you can follow to alleviate discomfort:

  • Do not rub your eye and try blinking to see if it clears up.
  • Wash your hands and look into your eye to try to locate the object.
  • Use artificial tear eye drops to help rinse out the object.
  • Flush the object out with water if it’s stuck on one of your eyelids with cool water.
  • Contact us for treatment if the object cannot be removed, and irritation continues.

Large foreign objects can cause more serious damage, and if something like glass or metal gets stuck in your eyes, leave it where it is and seek emergency medical attention.

It’s essential not to touch the object, apply pressure, or attempt to remove it. 

The Emergency Treatment You Need

At Insights Optical, we pride ourselves on providing the emergency treatment you need for your eye care concerns along with our other comprehensive vision care services. 

Contact us if you experience an eye emergency and get treatment today.

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In less than 1 second, Optomap allows us to take a 200o photo that gives an ultrawide 82% view of your retina all at once. Retinal imaging not only helps us find signs of eye diseases, but can tell us if you’re at risk of other health issues like stroke, heart disease, and diabetes

Get Comfortable Vision with Neurolens

Neurolens is an innovative new technology we use to diagnose and treat eye misalignment accurately. Eye misalignment can cause headaches, eye strain, and blurred vision. 

Neurolens vision correction begins with an accurate and efficient measurement of your unique eye alignment. We can then use those measurements to create your personalized Neurolenses to help you overcome your eye misalignment symptoms.

With Neurolens, we can correct eye misalignment and reduce the severity of your symptoms. Using a contoured prism design, Neurolens seamlessly adjusts the image your eyes see, making vision comfortable. Get in touch with us to learn if Neurolens is right for you.

Our Locations


Find our Bloomington location on S. Clarizz Boulevard just south of East 3rd Street and across the street from College Mall.

  • 415 S. Clarizz Blvd.
  • Bloomington, IN 47401


Our Mitchell location is located right on W. Main Street across from Mitchell Fitness Center and just down the road from Mitchell Public Library.

  • 725 W. Main St.
  • Mitchell, IN 47446

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