Eye Emergencies in Girard

Eye Emergencies in Girard

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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 Sforza EyeCare for emergency eye care.

Our Girard 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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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 22, 2024
Best eye doctor in town hand down. Everyone is so friendly and caring.
- Feb. 21, 2024
I’ve been going to him since I was a child. I won’t go to any other doctors for my eyes.
- Jan. 10, 2024
Dr. Sforza and all the ladies that work there are great.
- Oct. 20, 2023
When arriving at Dr. Storza’s office I was greeted by a very professional and friendly secretary a... t the front desk. Doctor Storza was very thorough with examination of my eyes. He was very respectful and answered a couple questions I had in a very sincere way. Love the extensive lines of eye wear available. Normally get Silhouettes, but chose a similar more economical brand . Been searching for an eye doctor like this for four years after moving to Youngstown. Heard of him by word of mouth from one of my clients. Thank you Dr. Storza and staff for a wonderful experience.
- Aug. 14, 2023
Dr. Sforza is an excellent doctor. He is patient, caring, and very knowledgeable. I always know tha... t I will have the best of care. His staff is always friendly and professional.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Professional staff and thorough examinations.
- May. 01, 2023
I wrote a review giving the office a one star because I couldn’t get an appointment for contacts w... hen I needed them but Dr Sforza’s office got me in and I was treated very well. I always had good service and had the same good service this visit.
- Mar. 16, 2023
Great place! Caring and helpful staff. Clean office. Glasses and Contacts arrived quickly. I have be... en a client for years, and have always been happy with the services and care we received.
- Oct. 04, 2022
The office staff gals are all very patient & caring towards their patients needs. The Dr also is ver... y kind, patient & knowledgeable. I feel very confident & relaxed knowing I am in great hands. Will highly recommend to anyone.
- Sep. 28, 2022
Hello Dr Sforza and staff I enjoyed my first visit to your office today it was nice to meet you I pi... cked out a plastic frame Dr Sforza was very patient with me Go Buckeyes!!! On Saturday
- Sep. 24, 2022
Great experience in a clean safe environment. Dr. Sforza gives a thorough exam and has a professiona... l and supporting staff around him.
- Sep. 12, 2022
Clean. Professional. By the book. And friendly.
- Sep. 01, 2022
Great staff, quick service.
- May. 25, 2021
I have always been very impressed with Dr. Sforza. He takes time while doing your exam, discuss the ... results and answer any questions you may have. I have never felt as though he was in a rush. The first time I saw Dr. Sforza was for a second opinion, 10+ years ago. I have never thought of going somewhere else since that first appointment. The ladies who work the front desk are great!!
- Jul. 30, 2020
Excellent Dr. And STAFF. Would highly recommend them . Very caring and professional.
- Jan. 19, 2020
Excellent care. Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend !!
- Sep. 15, 2018
Everyone is very nice and helpful.
- Jun. 05, 2018
The doctor is very knowledgeable.
- Jun. 04, 2018
Had a great experience with Dr. Sforza and his staff. Everyone I met was very kind, knowledgable, an... d professional. I was in and out of the office without a long wait and left feeling informed about my eye care needs. Would highly recommend.
- May. 27, 2018
Great exam. Staff are very friendly and helpful

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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 Girard 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 Girard as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Sforza EyeCare in Girard without delay!

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