Eye Emergencies in Olathe

Eye Emergencies in Olathe

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 Olathe Family Vision for emergency eye care.

Our Olathe 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


Urgent Eye Care in Olathe

Our optometry practice in Olathe

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Aarp Medicare Advantage
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  • Aetna Medicare
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Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 22, 2024
Great place to go to get new glasses and eye appointments
- Mar. 13, 2024
Great service - on time and never felt rushed! Very caring and compassionate service.
- Mar. 01, 2024
Dr Hemphil is the best! Caring and a true professional.
- Dec. 08, 2023
Dr. Wayne Hemphill has been our family optometrist for over 30 years. He is not only very knowledga... ble and skilled, but is a very caring person. He takes the time to answer questions, too.
- Oct. 17, 2023
Was traveling in Utah. Started having issues with left eye. A couple text messages and one photo ... of my eye, Dr. Wayne had the issue diagnosed and a script sent to a pharmacy in Mohab, UT. Trip saved. Thanks Dr. Wayne!!!!
- Sep. 07, 2023
I had an exceptional experience at Olathe Family Vision and would gladly give it a five-star review!... Dr. Wayne Hemphill and Dr. Mary Hemphill are not only highly experienced but also incredibly friendly. Whether you're a new patient or a regular, they treat you like a best friend or a family member. Their knowledge and willingness to accommodate your needs are truly impressive. If you're in search of a new eye care doctor, look no further – Olathe Family Vision is the place to go!
- Jul. 21, 2023
Been going here for almost 20 years and wouldn’t want to go anywhere else!
- Jul. 05, 2023
great experience and Dr Hemphill is very knowledgeable and personable
- Mar. 23, 2022
Love Dr. Hemphill & his staff! Very knowledgeable & caring. Highly recommend this practice!
- Mar. 04, 2022
I can not say ENOUGH about Dr. Wayne. He is just first rate. We have used him for all our eye needs.... From the kids who just get annual visits with 20/20 Vision, to myself needing first time reading glasses in my 40’s, to all things Vision Therapy. We moved here from Colorado where Vision Therapy was quite common and many offices were licensed in it and a number of my friends availed themselves and their children to the unique training and quality Vision therapy brings to the learning table. Dr. Wayne was the first office (and one of the only offices) I found in the greater Kansas City area 7 years ago and we’ve never looked elsewhere. His rapport with Children is wonderful. He’s articulate and well educated. He makes a person feel quite at ease. Anxiety to new situations can be a thing in my home. I am super grateful for his expert care and his gentle attention to detail. Highly recommend him and his office!
- Aug. 26, 2021
I get the most thorough exams and what a friendly atmosphere! Love these guys and this place. Thank... s Drs. Hemphill.
- Aug. 20, 2021
Dr Hemphill and his staff made my son’s first eye exam relaxed and easy for him! Highly recommend!...
- Jun. 04, 2018
Very nice and pleasant staff. I saw Dr. Broddous. He was excellent too. Thorough and patient. I was ... very pleased and comfortable with my visit. My family and I will return for our visits. Thank you!!
- Feb. 04, 2018
We saw Dr. Hemphill and the Vision Therapist. The testing was extensive and utilized many modalities... to accurately access what was going on. Not only were they very kind to me and my son, they were exceedingly thorough and knowledgeable. They did a great job of working with my son who is struggling with focusing and tracking, as a result, reading is very challenging. Not only did they offer a lot of hope but they navigated the fact that he was nervous and a bit embarrassed by his inability to read well, very nicely. They helped him realize what his eyes and brain were doing were not in his control but there were exercises and techniques that could help him. He left very buoyed for the first time in years. I anticipate getting a detailed write up in the mail with suggestions on how to proceed. Can not recommend them enough!
- May. 19, 2016
Dr. Hemphil is wonderful. Very knowledgeable and helpful with my questions. Has made some excellent ... recommendations for me. I recommend them to anyone.
- Nov. 26, 2015
Dr. Hemphill is a very friendly and knowledgeable optometrist. He really SEES the big picture. But s... eriously, great staff. Competent doctors. I don't always go to an eye doctor, but when I do, I go to Olathe Family Vision.

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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 Olathe 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 Olathe as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Olathe Family Vision in Olathe without delay!

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