Eye Emergencies in Lebanon

Eye Emergencies in Lebanon

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 Gallaher Eye Care for emergency eye care.

Our Lebanon 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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- Mar. 29, 2024
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- Feb. 27, 2024
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- Feb. 19, 2024
Outstanding Services ! DR. GALLAHER and HIS NURSES are KIND, COMPASSIONATE. Greets everyone with a S... MILE and very PATIENT. Patience is a PLUS. ALL are Caring & Considerate toward everyone. Dr. Gallaher and his Nurses take great pride in making accommodations/ time for ( Especially Senior Citizens), each Individuals needs. It's always a PLEASURE to visit Gallaher EYE Care. The Eye Exam, (EYE PRESSURE, VISIONS/VISUALLY), Results may not always be the best however, with CHRIST ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. THE POWER OF PRAYER. GOD IS MY/ OUR MAIN SOURCE. AND I HAD TO LEARN TO (KEEP THE FAITH that was instilled in me/ us when we were children. Everyone came this far by FAITH, Leaning &TRUSTING in the LORD! ), BE FAITHFUL TO MY/ OUR LORD and SAVIOR/ SAVIOUR and SAVOR each day our "HEAVENLY"Father gives me/ us. Glory be to GOD and THANK you JESUS. May GOD Continue BLESSING All ! THANK YOU (NURSES, ETC.), DR. GALLAHER EYE CARE.
- Feb. 07, 2024
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- Jan. 26, 2024
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- Jan. 11, 2024
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- Nov. 16, 2023
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- Nov. 13, 2023
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- Oct. 31, 2023
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- Oct. 21, 2023
Great comfortable experience
- Oct. 19, 2023
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- Oct. 12, 2023
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- Sep. 18, 2023
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- Aug. 21, 2023
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- Aug. 19, 2023
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- Aug. 09, 2023
Dr. Gallaher does an amazing Job explaining everything. I would highly recommend seeing him.
- Jul. 09, 2023
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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 Lebanon 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 Lebanon as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Gallaher Eye Care in Lebanon without delay!

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