Emergency Care

Emergency Eyecare Available 24/7

An eye emergency can happen at any time. Dr. Losh treats patients at Losh Optometry for a variety of emergency care conditions. Patients residing in Northwest Missouri and Southwest Iowa can visit him for emergency eye care and treatment.

Emergency Eye Care Q & A

What Is an Eye Emergency?

An eye emergency can be damage done to the eye or surrounding area, that needs immediate attention before it creates a larger problem. This can occur from injury or getting a foreign object or chemical in your eye. In these types of situations, emergency care is needed to prevent further eye damage that can lead to a partial loss of vision or even permanent blindness.

What Symptoms Are Considered an Emergency?

Eye emergencies cover a range of incidents and conditions. Contact your doctor if there is an injury to your eye if you have sudden vision loss, swelling, bleeding, or pain in your eye, or if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Flashes of light
  • Floaters
  • Obscured vision, like a curtain or veil coming down
  • Burning or stinging
  • Pupils that are not the same size
  • One eye is not moving like the other
  • One eye is sticking out or bulging
  • Decreased vision
  • Double vision
  • Redness and irritation
  • Light sensitivity
  • Bruising around the eye
  • Blood in the white part of the eye
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Severe itching
  • New or severe headaches


What Precautions Should I Take with an Eye Injury?

Eye injuries can be serious if left untreated. You should never try to diagnose or treat an eye injury without proper supervision from a skilled professional. And although an eye injury may be painful or uncomfortable you should not do any of the following:

  • Rub or apply pressure to your eye
  • Try to remove foreign objects that are stuck in any part of your eye
  • Put medications or ointments in your eye
  • If you wear contact lenses, do not take them out if you think you have suffered an eye injury. Attempting to remove your contacts can make your injury worse.

Taking proactive steps to protect your eye from injury is the best preventative measure you can use. Accidents can happen, so to minimize your chance of eye damage you can wear protective eyewear when using power tools or engaging in high-risk sporting events. Follow the specific directions when working with chemicals or cleaning supplies. Keep scissors, knives, and other sharp instruments away from young children. If you do have an eye care emergency, you should see a doctor immediately to decrease your chances of developing permanent eye damage.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday, Wednesday - Friday:

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tuesday:

11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Emergency / By Appointment

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

Happy patients are our priority!

  • "It was a good visit. Eyes didn't change that much. Very thorough. I highly recommend Dr Losh. Thank you very much."
    Linda P. Submitted 05/03/17
  • "Dr Losh is the most thorough eye doctor I've experienced. He explains what he is doing, why he is doing it and leaves no question unanswered."
    Kelley O. Submitted 01/15/18
  • "Was very helpful and nice!"
    Trevor W. Submitted 04/06/17
  • "Great experience! I liked how much time he spending working with you and explaining things to you."
    Robin R. Submitted 03/14/17
  • "Great service and would definitely recommend to a friend."
    Kelly E. Submitted 02/28/17
  • "Great experience very professional and helpful. Friendly staff."
    Paul H. Submitted 02/01/17
  • "Great experience! The staff was very friendly and laid back."
    Bill M. Submitted 01/02/17
  • "I walked in and was immediately greeted with a smile! He helped me right away and was very pleasant to talk to! Nothing but great reviews!"
    Kay P. Submitted 10/18/16
  • "It was great. The doctor was helpful and so was the desk attendant."
    LaNee W. Submitted 10/10/16
  • "Great experience."
    Paul M. Submitted 09/29/16
  • "My family and I have been patients of Dr. Losh's for the last year and a half. Being in the health care profession myself, I truly appreciate the high standard of care that Dr. Losh provides and the professionalism that is shown in his practice. He is thorough, takes time to listen and evaluate, and I like how he explains things throughout the exam. Every Spring, I battle annoying eye allergies and had all but given up on a solution to manage them, but Dr. Losh provided a successful answer that has helped my eye allergies to be much more tolerable. I am thankful that Dr. Losh and his wife Tracey have their practice in Maryville and without hesitation, would recommend them to family and friends."
    Trelawny S. Submitted 09/02/16
  • "Great service and would definitely recommend to a friend."
    Lydia E. Submitted 09/02/16
  • "Dr Losh is awesome! He gave me a very thorough exam and took his time with me. Staff was friendly and very helpful. I felt Very comfortable. I would recommend Dr. Losh to all my friends and family."
    Barbara H. Submitted 07/12/16
  • "Great doctor! Dr. Losh is very informative and I learned a lot from my visit!"
    Breana H. Submitted 05/25/16
  • "Dr. Losh was very professional and thorough with my exam. Their office has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. They were very helpful in assisting me to choose glasses frames. I will definitely go back again and recommend Losh Optometry to my friends."
    Carma K. Submitted 03/16/16