Put Your Vision First
Any medical emergency requires immediate attention, and this is especially true for your eyes. An untreated eye care emergency could progress, causing irreparable damage and even vision loss.
If you sustain a blow to the eye or face, notice sudden changes in your vision, or your eyes come into contact with chemicals, please see us promptly. We’ll do our best to address your emergency right away.
Should you need urgent care outside our regular business hours, head to your nearest emergency room or call 911.
Recognize an Eye Emergency
Apart from noticing the sudden onset of the symptoms above, certain situations clearly indicate an eye care emergency. Click the different eye emergencies to learn more.
Chemical injuries commonly happen in the workplace or at home (cleaning products, personal hygiene products, aerosols), and getting chemicals in your eyes can cause severe damage. While you’re handling chemicals, always ensure you use protective safety eyewear.
If your eyes come into contact with chemicals, rinse your eyes under cool water for about 15 minutes to flush out the chemicals as well as possible. Then, contact us or head to the nearest emergency room.
A retinal detachment occurs when the retina at the back of the eye detaches from its usual position. Pain may not be the first thing you notice, but symptoms can emerge that require immediate attention. An eye emergency like this could lead to total vision loss if left unaddressed.
Stay alert for the following symptoms:
- Sudden appearance of many floaters and flashes
- Blurred vision
- Reduced peripheral vision
- A dark shadow over your visual field
Blunt Force Trauma to the Eye
Should you be in a serious accident, receive a significant blow to the eye or face, or fall and hit your eye, it could result in eye inflammation, internal bleeding, bruising, fractures, or cracks in the bones surrounding the eye. Any of these situations require immediate attention.
A corneal abrasion, or scratch on the eye, can happen if something gets in your eye that shouldn’t be there. For example, something lands in your eye like dust or sand and scratches the eye’s surface, or you get poked in the eye. If you experience redness, discomfort, or light sensitivity from a corneal abrasion, seek immediate treatment—and do not touch or rub your eye.
Take Swift Action to Protect Your Vision
Acting quickly during an eye emergency can help preserve your eyesight. Littlefield Eye Associates provides urgent care should this ever happen. But if we are unavailable, please do not hesitate to visit your nearest emergency room.
Hours & Location
Littlefield Eye Associates is located at 220 West 75th Street between Wornall Road and Wyandotte Street, across from the CVS Pharmacy and ALDI.
- 220 W 75th Street
- Kansas City, MO 64114
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed