Emergency Eye Care
You don’t need to go to a hospital or ER for emergency eye care. Call us first. We can treat any medical eye issue in our office, even something serious....
You don’t need to go to a hospital or ER for emergency eye care. Call us first. We can treat any medical eye issue in our office, even something serious that would require surgery.
What are signs of an eye emergency?
If you think your eyesight is in danger, if you are in severe pain, or if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Sudden vision loss
- Pain in or around the eye
- Redness accompanied by pain in the eye
- Halos (colored circles around lights)
- New floaters (spots, strings, cobwebs, or shadows before the eyes)
- Bulging of the eye or swelling of eye tissues
- Flashes or streaks of light
- Double vision
- Sudden crossed, turned or "wandering" eye
- Eye discharge, crusting or excessive tearing
- Eyelids stuck together, especially upon awakening
- Sudden blurring of vision that persists
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Our office takes care of all serious eye injuries and conditions including:
- Eye infections
- Cuts (lacerations) to the eye from any kind of accident
- Adverse reactions to contact lenses (i.e., contacts that have become "stuck" to the eye)
- Sports-related eye injuries
- Eye pain and vision disturbances caused by chemical exposure
- Foreign particles in the eye such as small pieces of glass or metal
Don’t Drive Yourself
If you are experiencing a vision issue, do not try to drive yourself anywhere. Call someone for help. Have a family member or friend come with you, or if necessary, dial for an ambulance or take a cab. use drops that affect your eyesight and you won’t be able to see well enough to drive home.