Emergency Eye Care

Eye injury

Eye emergencies can occur from a range of accidents and must be promptly addressed, whether severe or seemingly minor, to avoid permanent damage.

Please contact our office immediately if you have experienced a sudden injury to the eye or the surrounding area or a rapid decline in vision.

If we are not available for urgent care, please call 911 or seek medical assistance directly from the emergency room.

Symptoms that require emergency treatment include:

  • Bleeding, bruising or discharge from the eye
  • Loss of vision
  • Double vision
  • Eye pain
  • Burning of the eye
  • Nausea or headache associated with eye pain
  • Bulging eyes
  • One eye is not moving like the other
  • Pupils of unequal size
Eye injury

Please do not attempt to treat your eyes on your own in the case of an emergency – seek medical assistance!

Eye injury

Common eye injuries include: 

  • Chemical exposure
  • Cuts or scratches to the eye
  • Black eye
  • Foreign objects stuck in the eye
  • Eye trauma

Please do not attempt to treat your eyes in the case of an emergency.

Avoid any of the following if an eye emergency does occur:
  • Apply pressure or rub the eyes
  • Using tools such as tweezers near the eye
  • Attempting to dislodge or remove objects in the eye
  • Using medication or ointments in the eye

In cases of chemical exposure to the eye, at-home treatment can be suitable. If the eye comes in contact with chemical splashes, immediately flush the eye with cool, clean water and proceed to seek emergency medical attention urgently.

Contact Our Office