Emergency Services

It is important to seek medical attention for any eye or eyelid injuries, foreign bodies in the eye, or sudden changes in vision. The eye is easily damaged and even minor cuts, scratches, and irritation can lead to vision loss if left untreated.

What are emergency services?

An eye emergency is any type of injury or eye condition that places vision at risk. Emergency services are available to deal with everything from eye irritation to corneal abrasion and discharge from the eyes. Any sudden injury or symptom should prompt an emergency eye care visit. These types of visits are usually covered under the umbrella of your health insurance benefits.

Why are emergency services needed?

People seek emergency eye treatment for everything from eye irritation to sudden changes in vision, foreign bodies stuck in the eye, eye pain, blurry vision, eye scratches, bleeding or discharge around the eye, redness, and sensitivity to light.

Emergency care is necessary in the following situations:

  • There is a visible scratch or cut on the eye.
  • The eyes have been exposed to a hazardous chemical.
  • Eyes are painful, itchy, and red and are not relieved with over-the-counter products.
  • Eye pain is accompanied by a headache or nausea.
  • Eyes are bleeding.
  • There is a sudden change in vision.
  • Eyes are suddenly more sensitive to light.
  • Eyes are stinging or burning.

These symptoms may be caused by a blow to the eye, a workrelated accident, debris entering the eye, direct trauma, or progression of eye diseases.

How are emergency services performed?

Emergency eye care treatment begins with a thorough examination. Depending on the type of injury or symptom, treatment may include:

  • Eye irrigation
  • Numbing eye drops to reduce discomfort
  • Eye patch
  • Bandage contact lenses
  • Steroid eye drops to reduce inflammation
  • Antibiotic eye drops to treat or prevent infection

50% off 2nd Pair of Glasses

When you purchase a 2nd complete pair of glasses on the same day as the 1st complete pair of glasses, our office will apply a 50% discount to the lesser pair.

This discount may not be used in addition to any other discount or insurance benefit.

***Please keep in mind that we offer complimentary adjustments to your frame for life. We also warranty most frames if broken due to manufacturer’s defect.

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