It is recommended that you see the eye doctor every year for an eye exam. There may able be times in between eye exams that you may need to see your eye doctor. Some issues can wait until your eye doctor has an appointment available, while there are others that are considered emergencies and would require immediate attention from the doctors at Eye See.
If you have suffered a traumatic eye injury after an accident, you should contact your eye doctor right away. If you are struck in the eye, it can cause serious issues that could cause partial or permanent vision loss. Your eye doctor will examine the injury to create the best treatment plan possible to help preserve your vision.
Foreign Body In the Eye
If you have something in your eye, you should first try flushing it out with water. If you cannot flush the object, you should never use your finger, a cotton swab or any other tool to remove the object. This can result in a scratched cornea or worse. Instead, schedule an emergency visit with your eye doctor. Your eye doctor will use the proper procedures to remove the foreign body without causing further damage to your eye. They will also treat any damage caused by the foreign object to prevent an infection.
Chemicals In the Eye
If you get any type of chemicals in your eyes, you should first flush your eyes with water for several minutes. After, schedule an emergency appointment with your eye doctor. There is a good chance that the chemicals burned your eyes, and these burns will need to be treated immediately. Without immediate treatment, permanent vision loss is possible.
Red, Swollen Eyes
If you wake up and your eyes are red and swollen, you should call your eye doctor for an emergency appointment. There is a chance that you have conjunctivitis, which is very contagious. If there is puss leaking from your eyes and if they are very itchy, you should get to your eye doctor as soon as possible. The longer the infection goes untreated, the more people you can infect.
Sudden Change In Vision
If you notice that your vision has changed dramatically overnight, you should schedule an emergency visit to your eye doctor. This is a sign of a retinal defect, such as a detached retina, that can cause permanent vision loss if untreated. It could also be a corneal defect with is just as serious.
Call Eye See Today!
If you experience any of the issues listed above, schedule an appointment with Eye See right away. Your vision is not something that you ever want to take a chance with; therefore, you will need emergency treatment from an eye doctor. To book your visit, give us a call today.