Emergency Eye Care

Be Prepared For An Eye Emergency

When an eye emergency strikes, quick action may save your sight. Our team at StylEyes is here to walk you through a stressful time. Let us ease the panic and get your eye emergency taken care of.

If you think you may be experiencing an eye emergency, please contact our office. In the event of a traumatic eye injury or another serious ocular emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room immediately.

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Symptoms That Indicate An Eye Emergency

Certain visual symptoms can indicate a major problem, including retinal detachmentacute angle-closure glaucoma, and central retinal vein occlusion. Take note of these warning signs and call your optometrist to seek medical attention if they occur:

  • Severe itching
  • Bleeding from the eye
  • Flashes & floaters
  • New, sudden, or severe headaches
  • Pupils suddenly different sizes
  • A bulging eye
  • Sudden eye pain
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Double vision
  • Unexplained redness & irritation
  • Bruising in or around the eye
  • Blood in the white of the eye

Common Eye Injuries & How To Manage Them

What Not To Do

There are some general guidelines on what NOT to do that are useful in nearly any eye emergency:

  • DON’T rub your eye
  • DON’T put any objects in or around your eye (like tweezers)
  • DON’T apply pressure to the eye
  • DON’T administer medication, drops, or ointment (saline solution, as is used in some industrial eyewash stations, is an exception to this rule)
  • DON’T ignore symptoms

Staying calm and collected in the face of an eye emergency can help preserve your vision.

Here For You In An Ocular Emergency

We cannot stress enough the importance of seeking medical care when your eye has been harmed. Working fast and coordinating your care efforts with our prepared team of professionals can save your sight. Don’t panic—call your optometrist to get the help you need.

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