Eye Emergencies in Barrington

Eye Emergencies in Barrington

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 Tabak Optometry for emergency eye care.

Our Barrington 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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- Oct. 17, 2022
Dr. Tabak is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He explains what each individual eye test is for ... and what outcomes are in normal range and what to keep an eye out for in the future. Hi staff is friendly and efficient.
- Apr. 23, 2022
Just switched over from another eye care center and was very happy with our experience for the whole... family.
- Dec. 14, 2021
Very modern equipment, nice office and very good eye exam. Doctor has excellent communications skill... s. The doctor visit exceeded my expectations. I found the doctor using Google search. The positive reviews were well deserved. Highly recommended.
- Dec. 18, 2020
Wonderful eye doctor!!! Excellent cutting edge knowledge, in depth exam, above & beyond customer ser... vice from the entire staff. Very clean office, and perfect location.
- Nov. 28, 2020
Great and friendly doctor, and wonderful and friendly staff. Highly recommend! I plan on using the... m as my primary vision care from now on.
- Aug. 11, 2020
I've been coming here for years...great doctors, great staff, great eyewear!
- Nov. 01, 2019
Outstanding eye doctor, always ahead of the curve on new equipment, procedures and treatment. Examin... ations are always thorough with each step explained so the patient knows what is happening and what the results are. The office environment is comfortable with help and guidance from the full staff.....It has been a pleasure to have Dr. Tabak taking care of my Family for the past 20+ years....
- Oct. 15, 2019
Very efficient, yet thorough. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.
- Feb. 13, 2019
The exam was quick and accurate. Picking frames was painless. Dr. Tabak and the staff are friendly. ... I found a new eye doctor for the entire family.
- Jul. 03, 2018
My wife Julie and I have been seeing Dr. Tabak for years. Julie just had an appointment yesterday a... nd was very pleased with the thorough examination. Dr. Tabak always takes his time and answers all questions quickly and professionally!
- Aug. 27, 2016
Thank u Dr T.... For working me into ur schedule in less than 24 hours... Being sooo thorough... Exp... laining all the testing u did and diagnosing my eye problem... And of course injecting ur humor into my appointment.... See u next summer!
- Feb. 22, 2016
I've been a patient of Dr. Tabak since 1995. He and his staff have always provided the utmost in pr... ofessional, thorough optometry services. Dr. Tabak spends time listening to any concerns and/or new developments with my eyes and prescribes the appropriate next steps. I would highly recommend entrusting your optometry needs to Dr. Tabak and his caring staff.
- Feb. 15, 2016
Myself and my kids have been going to Dr. Tabak for years for eye exams and glasses.. I highly reco... mmend his services. He's friendly, will answer all your questions, and very knowledgeable.
- Feb. 15, 2016
I have been a patient of Dr. Tabak for 4 years and his knowledge and professional care has been outs... tanding. I value his opinion and direction in my eye care. Thank you Dr. Tabak. Nancy Schachtschneider
- Dec. 08, 2014
Dr. Tabak has been our family optometrist for almost 20 years. He takes a personal interest in each... of his patients and invests the time to provide a thorough examination, while explaining the purpose of each procedure. Highly recommend.
- Jul. 24, 2013
I have been going to Dr. Tabak for a years and always appreciate the professional service of Dr. Tab... ak and his friendly staff. He has even helped me when I was on vacation and needed a perscription that he called into a pharmacy. Larry is a pro and has helped me avoid bad frames and pick out good frames over the years.
- Aug. 04, 2010
Nice, honest guy, clean facility, good staff; I have been going to him since I was a kid [starting w... earing glasses/contacts at an early age].

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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 Barrington 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 Barrington as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Tabak Optometry in Barrington without delay!

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