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Emergency Eye Care

Our office staff is well trained to know how to expedite the treatment of many types of injuries. Call us first for eye emergencies to avoid the wait and potential high costs of the Emergency Room.

we treat eye emergencies

Our office staff is well trained to know how to expedite your treatment of many types of eye injuries. If we are out of the office and you need immediate help, the doctors' cell phone numbers are provided through our answering service so we remain available for you 24/7.
Eye injuries can occur at any time
Our doctors are well equipped to quickly diagnose, treat and refer you to one of many respected specialists in the area, if necessary. We provide urgent care for several conditions such as:
embedded foreign bodies
The most common foreign bodies include, dust, dirt, sand, cosmetics and metal. If you feel you have a foreign body in your eye, try flushing it out with water or lubricating drops. If that does not work do not try to remove it. Contact our office for immediate treatment.
eye pain
There is a long list of reasons why you may be experiencing eye pain. From allergies to uveitis, if you are experiencing eye pain, contact our office for treatment. Our doctors will examine your eyes to diagnose and treat your eye pain.
pink eye (red eyes)
Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva – the thin, protective membrane that covers the surface of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids. Caused by bacteria, viruses, allergens and other irritants like smoke and dust. Some types of pink eye can be highly contagious, Our doctors will examine your eyes to diagnose and treat your eye problem.
flashes or floaters
Eye floaters are spots in your vision. They may look to you like black or gray specks, strings, or cobwebs that drift about when you move your eyes and appear to dart away when you try to look at them directly. If you notice a sudden increase in eye floaters, contact our office immediately especially if you also see light flashes or lose your peripheral vision. These can be symptoms of an emergency that requires immediate attention.
corneal abrasions
A corneal abrasion is a superficial scratch on the clear, protective "window" at the front of your eye, the cornea. Your cornea can be scratched (abraded) by contact with fingernails, cosmetic applicators, dust, dirt, sand, wood shavings, metal particles, or even the edge of a piece of paper. Corneal abrasions caused by plant matter (such as a pine needle) usually require special attention as they can cause a delayed inflammation inside the eye (iritis). Left untreated, corneal abrasions could become infected and result in a corneal ulcer. Contact our office for immediate medical attention if you have a cornea abrasion.