Ocular Emergencies

The eye care specialists at Big Bend Family Eye Care are always prepared to help in the case of an ocular emergency. Not only is it more convenient and more cost effective than sitting in the ER at the hospital, you will be receiving care from an eye care expert. Urgent care facilities and the ER can’t offer this same specialized care that Big Bend Family Eye Care is able to provide in these types of situations. We are always prepared to help in the case of an ocular emergency. Our office in Tallahassee is equipped with state of the art equipment that allows our specialists to observe the front surface of the eye as well as digitally scanning the inside to detect any problems. Our office is capable of handling a multitude of ocular emergencies, including:

  • Eye infections
  • Foreign materials stuck in the eyes
  • Eye trauma
  • Scratched eyes
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Lost or broken contact lenses or eyeglasses
  • Flashes of light
  • Floaters
  • Red or painful eyes
  • Dislodged or pieces of contact lenses
  • Uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes


An overwhelming number of emergency room visits pertaining to the eyes can be treated by an optometrist. Most commonly, these are anything from severe eye allergies or eye infections to foreign debris needing to be removed. Save yourself the time and hassle, and visit our specialists in the case of your ocular emergency.

If you find yourself with an ocular emergency, please call Big Bend Family Eye Care right away at (850) 999-6926 to schedule an appointment.