Emergency Eye Care

Welcome to the Spokane Eye Clinic Triage Department. Our triage optometrists are here to assist you with appointments for urgent eye care needs such as vision loss, eye pain, eye redness, or eye drainage. The triage desk currently takes calls from 8am to 5pm. All calls are handled in the order they are received. Please understand we have limited triage spots per day reserved for urgent and emergent cases. The location of your appointment will be based on the location of our triage providers on the day you call our triage line. Your health is our number one priority and we will do our best to get you into our schedule as soon as we can. The triage department tends to be busier on Mondays and Fridays and days before or after a holiday. We look forward to helping you with your urgent needs.


When to call

Studies have shown that an overwhelming number of emergency room visits could have been treated by an optometrist. These events ranged from foreign bodies to eye infections as the most common reasons for emergency room visits. If you ever feel like it is a life threatening emergency, Dial 9-1-1 as soon as possible. Spokane Eye Emergency services is not a substitute for 9-1-1. If you are suffering from one or more of the symptoms below, please dial the number below and select option 2:

  • Painful/red infected eyes
  • Foreign materials stuck in the eyes
  • Double Vision
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Flashes of light in the vision
  • “Floaters” in the vision
  • Dislodged contact lenses

In case of eye emergency, dial (509)456-0107 and select option 2 on phone tree.