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Emergency Eyecare

Have you ever had a medical eye emergency and were not sure where to go?

Your local eye doctors at Stein Optometric Center are well equipped with the instruments and knowledge to diagnose and treat most ocular emergencies. Working with the advantage of being open 7 days a week in Manhattan Beach and Saturdays in Burbank, and with great convenient hours, we are able to take same day appointments and treat many cases on the same visit. Given the nature and potential problems that are associated with certain eye emergencies, you will always be assured that your cases are given the highest in priority.

Pictured is a foreign body on an eye. The patient presented to our office in enormous amount of pain. The scrap metal was discovered during the emergency visit. It was removed and treated all on the same day. (photo: Stein Optometric Center)

Treatment for Eye Emergency

Here are some eye health care emergencies that are available for treatment:

  • Eye infection (pink/red eye)
  • Corneal foreign body
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Eyelid abrasion
  • Severe allergies
  • Chronic dry eyes
  • Iritis (eye pain)
  • Direct trauma to the eye (sports injury)

Eye Health Symptoms to Watch For

  • Eye pain and soreness
  • Red, pink eye
  • Eye swollen/closed shut
  • Foreign body or particles in eye
  • Bloodshot eye or a small pool of blood on corner of the eye
  • Mucous discharge, crustiness
  • Drippy eye
  • Extreme eye itchiness
  • Black eye
  • Reduced vision (blur)

Emergencies During Office Hours

During normal business hours, please call Manhattan Beach at (310) 546-5568 or Burbank at (818) 841-2393. All who are suffering from those symptoms mentioned are welcomed as same-day appointments or walk-in to receive the necessary medical attention. Each individual case will be evaluated thoroughly. Please be aware that symptoms of sudden flashes, floaters, loss of vision, or sudden double vision may need some special attention. If it is determined that we are unable to treat you, a referral to the appropriate specialist will be extended.

After Hours Emergencies

Our doctors are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After hours, you may call this number for medical emergencies only: Manhattan Beach & Burbank Patients (310) 201-5370. Our On-Call Doctor will assist you with your eye emergency.

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Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Village Mall
3200 N Sepulveda Blvd #E4
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-5568
Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 11am-6pm


Burbank Town Center
201 E Magnolia Blvd #261
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 841-2393
Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
Sat 9am-6pm

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