VistaSite Eye Care
Optometrists located in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Valley Stream and Manhattan, New York, NY
Getting immediate care when you have an eye emergency is important for avoiding permanent vision damage. The team at VistaSite Eye Care in New York City have the experience and expertise to manage your eye care emergency effectively. Whether you have eye trauma, sudden vision loss, or any other eye emergency, call or book your appointment online today at the nearest VistaSite Eye Care office in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Valley Stream, or Washington Heights.
Emergency Eye Care Q & A
What Constitutes an Eye Care Emergency?
Any time your eye or eyelid is injured, it’s important to seek emergency eye care at VistaSite Eye Care immediately. Your vision is a delicate thing, and injuries can mean permanent damage if not treated quickly.
Eye injuries that require immediate attention include:
- Harmful chemical exposure
- Foreign objects
Also, symptoms of infection and sudden changes in vision, especially if you have a diagnosis of glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy, may necessitate seeking immediate medical attention.
What Symptoms Indicate I Need Emergency Eye Care?
While some of these symptoms may be present with certain long-term conditions, sudden onset of any of the following may mean there’s a significant problem requiring emergency eye care:
- Bleeding or discharge from your eye
- Foreign objects in your eye
- Loss of vision, either in one or both eyes (partial or total)
- Bruising in or around your eye
- Double vision
- Eye pain
- Redness and itchy eyes (especially with chemical exposure)
- Feeling like you have something in your eye
- Unequal pupils
- Sensitivity to light
- Stinging or burning in your eye
- Bulging or bleeding in the white part of your eye
Delaying care if you have these symptoms may result in permanent damage to your eyes, so schedule an appointment with VistaSite Eye Care right away.
What Should I Do if I Have an Eye Emergency?
First, if you know you have a cut or foreign object in your eye, or suffered some other eye trauma, you should avoid doing any of the following to prevent further injury:
- Rubbing your eye
- Trying to remove any foreign objects
- Using tweezers or swabs in your eye
- Trying to remove your contacts
- Putting any ointments or medication into your eye
If you need emergency care, contact or come to any of the VistaSite Eye Care locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Valley Stream, or Washington Heights. All the offices are open seven days a week and equipped to deal with your eye emergencies. If your emergency happens outside of business hours, go to your nearest emergency room.
To learn more, call VistaSite Eye Care or schedule an appointment online today.
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