We offer emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don’t try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye care provider to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.
Symptoms that Require an Emergency Eye Doctor Include, but are not limited to:
- Sudden loss of vision
- Sudden double vision
- Sudden red/painful eye
- Pain that worsens with eye movement
- New onset flashes and/or floaters
- Foreign body in the eye (especially metal or chemicals)
- Dislodged contact lens
- Scratched eyes
- Eye trauma
- Chemical eye injury
Things NOT to do while waiting for professional medical assistance:
- DO NOT press on an injured eye or allow the victim to rub the eye(s).
- DO NOT attempt to remove a foreign body that is resting on the cornea (the clear surface of the eye through which we see) or that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye.
- DO NOT use dry cotton (including cotton swabs) or sharp instruments (such as tweezers) on the eye.
- DO NOT attempt to remove an embedded object.
It’s also best to skip using ointments or eye medications. Instead of self-care, see a doctor at Visual Ophthalmology Ridgewood or Corona office.
If you or a loved one experiences an eye-related emergency, or if you need help deciding whether your eye problem requires emergency eye care, call our office at 718-418-0100 or request appointment for URGENT EYE EXAM