Emergency Eye Care

Did You Know?

Emergency care for eye symptoms can protect the future of your vision. Without proper treatment, an eye emergency can result in damage to the eye and/or vision loss. Delaying treatment for certain eye symptoms may result in permanent vision loss.

Emergency Eye Care Q&A

An eye emergency is any circumstance in which your eyes or vision are at immediate risk.

You may be experiencing an eye emergency if:

•You develop a sudden decrease or change in vision •You are experiencing severe pain in your eyes •You experience new flashes and floaters in your vision •Your eyes are irritated, red, and/or inflamed Emergencies can include:

•Trauma to the eye or head
•Allergic reactions
•Chemical exposure
•Abrasions
•Foreign object in your eye
•Eye infection related to contact lens wear

If you or someone you know is experiencing an eye emergency, do not hesitate to contact our office. If you are unsure if you are experiencing an eye emergency, call us for help with sorting through the severity of your situation. If we are not available, go to your nearest emergency room immediately.

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