Eye Emergencies are Serious
Eye emergencies can happen at any time. And when they do, time is typically critical.
If you experience an eye emergency during regular business hours, please contact our clinic. If the emergency happens after regular business hours, please contact your local emergency department and do not wait until morning.
What Is an Eye Emergency?
There isn’t a one-size answer to what an eye emergency is. But as a general rule, swelling, redness, pain, and chemicals or foreign objects in the eye could all be considered emergencies.
One significant thing that sets an emergency apart from a routine visit to your eye doctor is the immediate risk of permanent and irreversible damage to your eyes or vision. Some common things that could indicate an emergency include:
- Decreased vision
- Double vision
- One eye bulging or sticking out further than usual
- Different sized pupils
- Bleeding in or around the eye
- Bruising around the eye
- New or severe headaches
Who Should You Call?
We can’t control when an injury occurs. If your eye sustains an injury during business hours, please contact us right away. A member of our team can direct you on how to care for your injury until you can make it in.
If it’s after business hours, it’s a good idea to visit the local emergency department. Many severe eye injuries cannot wait until the next business day.
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