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Emergency Eye Care

Our eyes are incredibly delicate, and even a seemingly minor problem or injury can have severe consequences for your eye health and vision.

If you are experiencing an eye care emergency, please call your nearest OPMT Vision Centers location immediately for an emergency appointment or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you should seek medical attention immediately:

  • Eye pain
  • Swelling around your eye
  • A foreign object in your eye
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Sudden onset of flashes, floaters, or spots in your vision
  • A corneal abrasion
  • Significant ocular discharge

If you get any type of chemicals in or around your eye, you should also seek immediate medical assistance.

First Aid for Common Eye Emergencies

Some eye emergencies happen more frequently than others. If you or someone you know experiences one of these common eye emergencies, here are some first aid strategies you can use before you seek medical attention.

Foreign Object in Your Eye

If there is something embedded in your eye, you should not attempt to remove it on your own. Do not rub your eye. Attempted removal or rubbing can cause further damage. Instead, contact one of the OPMT Vision Centers locations listed above, or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

If something is loosely trapped between your eye and your eyelid you may be able to dislodge it by flushing your eye with cool, clean water. Do not rub your eye, as this may cause further damage. If you are able to dislodge the object, you should still seek immediate medical attention to confirm that no damage has been done.

If you are unable to dislodge a loosely trapped object by flushing with water, do not attempt to remove it using a pair of tweezers or your fingertips. Attempting to remove the object on your own could cause further damage. Instead, seek immediate medical attention.

Chemicals can cause significant, and even permanent, damage to your eyes and vision. If you get any type of chemical in your eye, you should flush your eye immediately using cool, clean water. You should rinse your eye continuously for at least 15 minutes. Even if your eye begins to feel better before the 15 minutes are over, you should continue to rinse your eye so that you can ensure any remaining chemical residue on or around your eye is diluted and washed away.

Once you have finished flushing your eye for at least 15 minutes, you should contact your nearest OPMT Vision Centers location or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

The cornea is the clear membrane that covers the iris and pupil. This delicate membrane is incredibly sensitive, and even a light impact or a small scratch can cause significant damage. Corneal abrasions are incredibly painful and leave your eye vulnerable to infection.

If you experience a corneal abrasion, do not rub your eye. Rubbing your eye may move debris around and cause more damage.Contact your nearest OPMT Vision Centers clinic or proceed to your nearest emergency room. immediately.

If you suspect that you, or someone you know, is experiencing an eye emergency, contact your nearest OPMT Vision Centers location for a same day emergency appointment or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

Find A Location

Nashville Location

Visit our Nashville office, located in the Belle Meade Hill Center.

  • 4322 Harding Pike Suite 214
  • Nashville, TN 37205
  • Monday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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Nashville Location

Visit our Nashville office, located in the Belle Meade Hill Center.

  • 4322 Harding Pike Suite 214
  • Nashville, TN 37205
  • Monday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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Lebanon Location

Visit our Lebanon office in Lebanon Center, just off Main Street.

  • 1715 West Main St. Suite 100
  • Lebanon, TN 37087
  • Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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Lebanon Location

Visit our Lebanon office in Lebanon Center, just off Main Street.

  • 1715 West Main St. Suite 100
  • Lebanon, TN 37087
  • Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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Lafayette Location

Our Lafayette office is located on the square by Macon Helps. We are proud to serve the surrounding areas including Red Boiling Springs, Hartsville, and Westmoreland.

  • 105 Main Street
  • Lafayette, TN 37083
  • Monday1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • WednesdayBy Appointment
  • Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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Lafayette Location

Our Lafayette office is located on the square by Macon Helps. We are proud to serve the surrounding areas including Red Boiling Springs, Hartsville, and Westmoreland.

  • 105 Main Street
  • Lafayette, TN 37083
  • Monday1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • WednesdayBy Appointment
  • Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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Hartsville Location

Our Hartsville office is located at the corner of McMurry Boulevard and Driver Circle.

  • 715 E. McMurry Blvd.
  • Hartsville, TN 37074
  • Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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Hartsville Location

Our Hartsville office is located at the corner of McMurry Boulevard and Driver Circle.

  • 715 E. McMurry Blvd.
  • Hartsville, TN 37074
  • Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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Hendersonville Location

Our Hendersonville office is conveniently located across the street from the new City Hall. We are pleased to serve Sumner County and all the surrounding areas.

Please Note: The office closes from 12-1 every day for lunch.

  • 313 E. Main St. Suite 4
  • Hendersonville, TN 37075
  • Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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Hendersonville Location

Our Hendersonville office is conveniently located across the street from the new City Hall. We are pleased to serve Sumner County and all the surrounding areas.

Please Note: The office closes from 12-1 every day for lunch.

  • 313 E. Main St. Suite 4
  • Hendersonville, TN 37075
  • Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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