Ocular Emergencies

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The EyeDoctors Optometrists: Emergency Eye Care

The EyeDoctors Optometrists is staffed with highly skilled eye doctors who use the latest technology to help evaluate and treat ocular emergencies. Emergency eye care may be required for patients who are experiencing acute, painful, or debilitating eye conditions, including eye injuries. The The EyeDoctors Optometrists optometrists have the  experience, skills, and specialized knowledge in ocular emergencies and they can help administer testing and treatment for a variety of eye care emergencies.

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What Is an Ocular Emergency?

An ocular emergency is defined as the sudden onset of symptoms or eye trauma that affects a person’s vision. Eye emergencies can be a number of different things including but not limited to trauma to the eye, sudden vision loss, or chemical exposure. The doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists have a wide range of emergency eye care procedures and treatment methods that they can utilize to treat patients. The EyeDoctors Optometrists recommends seeking immediate medical attention for pain, redness, or swelling of the eye to prevent further damage and permanent vision problems.

Types of Eye Emergencies

The EyeDoctors Optometrists has a skilled and experienced staff that can diagnose and treat a variety of ocular emergencies. Eye emergencies can be any condition that is causing pain, redness, or swelling in one or both eyes, especially if symptoms are concerning or uncomfortable. You can learn more about the types of eye emergencies that the optometrists at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can remedy at your annual eye exam.

Bacterial & Viral Eye Infections

Certain eye infections like conjunctivitis can cause pain, redness, and swelling in the eyes and be accompanied by discharge. It is important to be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible because eye infections can progress and develop into conditions that can cause vision loss. The optometrists at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can properly diagnose eye infections and prescribe the proper treatment.

Warning Signs of an Eye Care Emergency

The EyeDoctors Optometrists recommends making an appointment immediately if you experience any sudden changes in vision or anything on the list below:

  • Burning or stinging

  • Divergent or unusual eye movements

  • Double vision

  • Sudden, blurred vision

  • Flashes of light

  • New or increased sensitivity to light

  • discharge or blood in the eyes, 

  • Severe itching or swelling

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Schedule an Emergency Eye Appointment Today

If you are experiencing an ocular emergency, seek medical attention immediately. The doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help patients suffering from traumatic and uncomfortable eye conditions that can cause vision loss if left untreated.  If you are concerned about a change in your vision, call The EyeDoctors Optometrists to schedule an emergency eye care appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Eye Care<

Does Medical Insurance Cover Emergency Eye Care?

Medical insurance typically covers eye care emergencies including emergency eye disease care and specialized diagnostic testing. The EyeDoctors Optometrists recommends that patients prepare for potential eye emergencies by contacting their insurance providers in advance for important coverage details.

Are Eye Flashes or Floaters an Emergency?

While the occasional eye floater is not cause for concern, a new flash of light or sudden increase in floaters or spots in vision should be considered an eye care emergency. Flashes and floaters can indicate retinal detachment or other serious health conditions.

When Is Eye Pain an Ocular Emergency?

Patients experiencing unusual or severe eye pain accompanied by fever, headache, light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, or sudden vision changes should seek immediate medical care. Also, If there was a chemical exposure or foreign objects in the eye that cannot be cleared, and secretions of blood or other discharge from the eye should be treated as eye care emergencies.