Don’t Compromise Your Vision
If you are experiencing an eye emergency, contact us right away at 925-900-8977. We will do everything we can to see you as soon as possible for an emergency appointment.
Signs of an Eye Emergency
Any sudden change in vision or sudden eye pain should be investigated right away by your optometrist. Types of eye emergencies include:
- Severe or sudden eye pain
- Sudden change in or loss of vision
- Sudden flashes or floaters
- Infections (like pink eye)
- Very red eyes
- Swelling around the eye or eyelid
- Eye injury or trauma
- Foreign substance or object in the eye
Eye Emergency First Steps
Scratches & Abrasions
Do not rub your eye or apply a bandage. Scratches and abrasions are very susceptible to infection, and rubbing your eye or applying a bandage can increase this risk. It is important to visit your optometrist right away if you suspect a corneal scratch or abrasion, even if it seems minor. Your optometrist will be able to treat the injury to help prevent infection.
Rinse your eyes immediately for at least 15 minutes. Make sure you rinse your eyes for at least 15 full minutes, even if the pain goes away sooner. Any chemical residue that remains can damage your eyes, so it’s important to remove as much of the chemical as possible. After rinsing, seek emergency care.
Trauma or Foreign Object
Do not try to remove a foreign object from your eye, especially an embedded one. Bandage your eye to prevent the object from shifting and causing further injury. After bandaging, seek emergency care.
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Our Address3444 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
Contact InformationPhone: 925-900-8977
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