Walk-In Care for Eye Emergencies
When urgent eye issues arise, rapid care may be needed to save your sight. Whether you’ve had a workplace accident or experienced sudden vision loss, the team at The Bixby Eye Center is here to see you at a moment’s notice.
We offer walk-in urgent care appointments. Please call our office to discuss your emergency and help us prepare for your arrival.
Should you need urgent assistance after normal office hours, please go directly to your nearest emergency room or call 9-1-1.
What Constitutes an Eye Emergency?
We know your sight is vital, and we take threats to your vision seriously. If you experience any of the following issues, please get in touch with us immediately:
- Foreign body in the eye
- Painful or red eyes
- Flashes of light
- Floaters in your field of vision
- Sudden loss of vision
- Chemical splashes
- Sudden onset of double vision
The Do’s & Don’ts for Managing Eye Emergencies
Large Foreign Bodies
- DO NOT rub the eye
- DO NOT apply pressure
- DO NOT attempt to remove the object
- DO move your eye as little as possible
- DO seek help immediately
Small Foreign Bodies
- DO NOT rub the eye
- DO NOT apply pressure
- DO NOT use tweezers or cotton swabs
- DO try blinking to see if it clears the object
- DO flush your eye with water
- DO remove contact lenses
- DO flush your eyes with cool water immediately
- DO get medical attention immediately
Cuts & Scratches
- DO NOT apply pressure to the eye
- DO cover with a loose bandage while awaiting treatment
Act Quickly to Preserve Your Sight
When accidents occur, swift action can help save your sight. At The Bixby Eye Center, we offer urgent care appointments on a walk-in basis. But if we are unavailable, do not wait. Go to your nearest emergency room.
- 6807 N. Knoxville Ave.
- Peoria, IL 61614
- Phone: 309-692-0000
- Fax: 309-692-8082
- Monday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Tuesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Wednesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Saturday: 8 AM – 12 PM*
- Sunday: Closed
*Once per month, call for details
After requesting an appointment, we will call you to confirm. If you don’t hear from us, please call 309-692-0000
I look forward to coming to Bixby Eye Center. They are caring and thorough.
Dr. Jensen was very professional and thorough during my exam. He took time to explain what he was observing and addressed any concerns. The staff was very welcoming and easy to talk. Robin made the experience of selecting glasses enjoyable and helped me find a pair that were best for me. Great team there!
I have been consistently impressed by the team at Bixby. Having been a former patient of Dr. Lasken, I began seeing Dr. Jensen a few years ago. I have a complicated case of keratoconus, and Dr. Jensen and the team at Bixby have worked seamlessly with vision experts in Chicago, Iowa City, and Bloomington to ensure my needs are met. In a day and age where business often supersedes genuine performance, I am extremely grateful for this team’s willingness to continuously provide excellent/kind care & attention to my specific needs. Highly recommend if new to the area or seeking a change in optical providers.
Everyone is wonderful there!!!!
I felt heard by the technician and the physician, which goes a LONG WAY in healthcare!! Thank you for taking the time to listen to my concerns rather than making me feel rushed to get out.
I arrived early, yet, even so, I was not left waiting. Don is definitely the nicest and funniest ever. I actually had fun at an eye appointment.
I was two hours early, and was in the right place at the right time. I was able to be taken care of then. The thorough explanation of which add ons to the lenses was a huge help in my decisions, and it was just nice to feel important; not just an appointment. I asked questions I was scared to ask before, and my doctor was patient, thorough, and very helpful in my understanding of certain terms. It also gave me more confidence in my vision. I cam to find out after all these years since my injury as a kid, I still have 20/20 vision, and there isn’t a scar or the potential for symptoms of one in the future. If people I am talking to have insurance that Bixby takes, I’m making sure they at least check you guys out, because the service is just all around awesome! There is absolutely nothing to change. Everything was done professional. You know how the saying goes, :If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” From the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out, I went from being nervous and worried to smarter and confident about my vision health and concerns. Thank y’all so much; very happy I’m now a client!
The entire staff, from the lady at the reception desk to the person who helped me pick out new glasses was very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. My best visit ever!