Ocular Emergencies

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eyecarecenter: Emergency Eye Care

eyecarecenter 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 eyecarecenter 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 eyecarecenter have a wide range of emergency eye care procedures and treatment methods that they can utilize to treat patients. eyecarecenter recommends seeking immediate medical attention for pain, redness, or swelling of the eye to prevent further damage and permanent vision problems.

Eye Diseases & Other Conditions

Patients that are presenting new eye or vision problems that have been diagnosed with certain eye conditions and diseases should schedule an emergency eye appointment immediately. Individuals experiencing noticeable or sudden eye symptoms such as double vision or seeing flashes of light who have a family history of eye diseases should also seek urgent care to prevent irreversible eye damage from conditions like glaucoma or vision loss.

Where to Go for Emergency Eye Care

If you are suffering from an eye emergency, seek medical care at an emergency room or an urgent care clinic, but it is important to note these facilities may not specialize in eye care and may be unable to properly diagnose and treat certain eye conditions like retinal detachment. The eyecarecenter advises patients to seek immediate attention for eye emergencies at a location that is accessible and offers the best treatment options. Being evaluated by an eye specialist will most likely have the best outcome.

The Experienced Emergency Eye Care Doctors at eyecarecenter

The doctors at eyecarecenter have experience and are skilled in treating ocular emergencies.  

Each office has the appropriate technology and treatments that are utilized by eye care specialists that can help diagnose, repair, and treat  eye emergencies. Be sure to schedule an appointment specifically for emergency eye care.

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Schedule an Emergency Eye Appointment Today

If you are experiencing an ocular emergency, seek medical attention immediately. The doctors at eyecarecenter 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 eyecarecenter to schedule an emergency eye care appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Eye Care

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.

Does Medical Insurance Cover Emergency Eye Care?

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

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.