Eye emergencies are scary and our doctors are here to help. Rather than going into the emergency room or urgent care, just give us a call and we will take care of you. If you experience an emergency after hours we have a 24 hour, 7 days a week answering service that can help triage your call so we can streamline your care.
Our office is fully equipped to handle a range of ocular emergencies. Eye emergencies range from acute infections to ocular traumas and, if untreated, can lead to vision loss or other health problems. Our residency trained optometrists diagnose, care, and treat a wide range of eye disease and emergencies. If needed appropriate same day referrals will be made to ensure that patients get the best care possible. We treat various ocular emergencies including:
- Painful, red eyes
- “Pink eye”
- Bloody eyes
- Swollen eyelids or styes
- Eye injuries
- Scratched eyes
- Uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes
- Foreign materials stuck in the eyes
- Sudden or intermittent loss of vision in one or both eyes
- Lost or broken contact lenses or eyeglasses
- Flashes of light in the vision
- Increased “floaters” in the vision
- A dark curtain/veil over your field of vision
We understand that it can be very scary when you encounter any of these things. These are signs that an immediate evaluation or consultation is necessary - please call us to set one up if you are experiencing an eye emergency of any kind. Our doctors are happy to help give you the proper treatment and piece of mind you deserve.