Emergency Eye Exams
In an emergency, every second counts. Seek medical attention immediately. Eye Medical Group is here to help.
If you need emergency eye care or know someone who does, seek immediate medical attention. Call now for assistance.
Is it an emergency?
If you think you have an emergency, it is best to trust your instinct and get immediate medical attention.
Here are some common situations that should be considered urgent:
- Eye infections
- Foreign objects in the eye, such as small shards of glass or metal
- Cuts or punctures of the eye or eyelid
- Chemical exposure.
- Sudden vision loss or change in your vision
- Scratches caused by foreign objects
- Sudden onset of floaters or flashes of light
Can I do basic first aid at home?
In an emergency, there is no substitution for experienced medical care. Seek medical attention immediately. Here are a few guidelines you can follow:
- If you have chemicals in your eyes, flush your eyes with water for at least 15 minutes and don’t cover the affected eye. Then seek immediate medical attention.
- If there is a foreign body in the eye, avoid rubbing and try to gently rinse away the debris with artificial tears. Then seek medical attention.
The best way to protect yourself from eye emergencies is to educate yourself about the risks and act accordingly.
Make sure you wear protective goggles in situations where your eyes are at risk.
Acting quickly during an emergency eye situation is critical. Seek medical attention immediately. If you need help, call Eye Medical Group for assistance.