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:
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:
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.