What Should You Do if You Suffer a Blow to Your Eye

Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach
See more

What Should You Do if You Experience Sudden Changes in Your Vision

Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach
See more

What Should You do in Case of an Eye Emergency?

See more

Eye Emergencies

There is a wide range of eye emergencies which can be the result of a variety of causes and it is important to know what to do and what not to do in case of emergency.

If you are experiencing an eye emergency please visit the page below for more information on what to do. We always recommend calling if you have an eye emergency, to make sure that you are taking the proper precautions.


There is such a wide variety of causes and conditions associated with eye emergencies and each one comes with its own symptoms. If you experience any of the following symptoms, especially suddenly, try to get an immediate appointment with your eye doctor and if that is not possible, seek urgent care from your nearby emergency room:

  • Sudden loss or change of vision
  • Double vision
  • Pupils appear to be different sizes
  • One eye is protruding outward
  • One eye is not moving like the other
  • Pain or burning sensation in the eye
  • New or severe headaches
  • Spots (known as floaters) in your field of vision, accompanied by flashes of light
Find an amplify doctor near you

What Not to Do During an Eye Emergency

If you are experiencing an eye emergency, please do not try to treat it on your own. During an eye emergency, the status of your eye is fragile and only a professional can treat it without causing further damage.

No matter how tempting it is, please do not:

  • Rub your eyes
  • Try to apply ointments, eye drops or medication to your eyes
  • Remove a foreign body from your eyes
  • Use tweezers or any other tools near your eyes

Learn More About Specific Eye Emergencies

Eye emergencies can occur as a result of a vast range of causes. Oftentimes an eye emergency could be straightforward to identify. For example, if you have a foreign object or chemical in your eye, or if there was a physical injury or burn that has affected your eye or the area surrounding, make sure to get immediate professional care and do not try to treat it on your own. Any emergency that affects the eye has a risk of affecting your vision so do not wait or hesitate and please call your optometrist right away who can provide the proper diagnosis and treatment. We will do our best to accommodate you on short notice for an eye emergency. If there isn’t an immediate appointment available at our office, you will be guided where to get urgent care which will likely be at the local emergency room or urgent care facility.

Eye Emergencies optometry and eye care
Amplify EyeCare and Optometrists

Exceptional Eye Care is Just a Click Away With Amplify EyeCare

Amplify EyeCare is a team of a passionate and experienced optometrists practicing eye care at the cutting edge of technology and vision science. We are growing with new locations coming across the US.
Visit a Eye Emergencies eye doctor at an Amplify EyeCare practice near you:

Contact Us To Amplify Your EyeCare