Eye Emergencies in Waverly

Eye Emergencies in Waverly

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 River Valley Eye Clinic for emergency eye care.

Our Waverly 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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Our optometry practice in Waverly

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
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Patient Reviews
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- May. 01, 2024
They are very very kind
- Apr. 26, 2024
Doctor Emma Scott really cares about her patients and goes above.And beyond her call of duty to help... . Also Nikki is awesome.They have personalities that will not Quit. Come see doctor emma scott and nikki. I will say I had one time meeting with doctor patterson, Very Critical.attitude,did not like her. and unless it's Dr Emma it's nobody.
- Apr. 22, 2024
Everyone was extremely friendly and professional. Will definitely be back.
- Apr. 13, 2024
If you want excellent service for your eyes, go to River Valley Eye Clinic in Waverly, Tennessee.
- Apr. 01, 2024
Dr Scott is great. She genuinely cares about your vision and eye health. Staff is personable and kin... d!
- Mar. 30, 2024
Extremely kind and friendly staff!
- Mar. 04, 2024
Every time I go there I receive the best care possible Every one is extremely nice and considerate
- Mar. 02, 2024
Great experience. Fast service and everyone had a great attitude!
- Feb. 26, 2024
Dr Scott and staff were wonderful!
- Feb. 16, 2024
Dr. Scott is the best, professional and personable! Her staff are friendly and proficient and Alliso... n always has a kind word when I visit! I only wish my other doctors and clinics were this great!!!
- Feb. 01, 2024
All the ladies here are absolutely wonderful, beautiful, clean, comfortable building, and Dr Melanie... is absolutely a breath of fresh air!
- Jan. 30, 2024
I love them they always do a good job on my son he love going to river valley
- Dec. 30, 2023
Everyone there is friendly, loving and caring.
- Dec. 20, 2023
River Valley Eye Clinic is a great place for all your eye care needs. They have a friendly, caring ... and knowledgeable staff.
- Dec. 11, 2023
Very professional team.
- Nov. 09, 2023
Everyone is caring and professional there.
- Oct. 28, 2023
Dr..Mathis is Amazing. Very professional and patient with my 81 year old mother who has dementia. We... will always come back to her
- Oct. 07, 2023
Fantastic service and caring Eye Doctors.
- Oct. 02, 2023
Dr Scott and her staff did amazing with my 4 year old. They are friendly, professional, and very tho... rough. Highly recommend
- Sep. 05, 2023
Everyone was very professional and accommodating. My new glasses were ready the following week.

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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 Waverly 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 Waverly as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting River Valley Eye Clinic in Waverly without delay!

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