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If you are unsure that the symptoms you are experiencing warrant an emergency, it’s still much better to speak to a professional. They will be able to evaluate the situation and advise the next steps. “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” rings especially true when it comes to your eyesight.
Untreated eye injuries can lead to severe vision problems. Contact a member of our knowledgeable staff with your concerns.
If we are closed, please visit your nearest emergency room.
Symptoms of an Eye Emergency
Timing is crucial when it comes to eye emergencies.
- Loss of vision
- Burning or stinging
- Pupils that are not the same size
- One eye is not moving like the other
- One eye sticking out or bulging
- Eye pain
- Double vision
- Redness and irritation
- Light sensitivity
- Bruising around the eye
- Bleeding from the eye
- Blood in the white part of the eye
- Discharge from the eye
- New or severe headaches
Types of Eye Emergencies
Cuts, punctures, scrapes, and foreign objects can be the source of a traumatic eye injury. These types of damages can occur from blunt force, blows, and flying pieces of material.
Large, sharp objects pose a serious risk to your eye health. An eye care professional should be the only person to remove an object embedded in your eye. If an incident like this occurs, you must immobilize the object and seek medical help.
If you experience this kind of emergency, contact David W Stemley, OD, Inc. immediately. Damage that seems minor can escalate quickly and dangerously.
Sudden Vision Loss
We cannot emphasize enough that you should contact a professional right away, even if the loss only occurs in one part of your field of vision or if the incident was only temporary.
Chemicals surround us in our homes and gardens, and accidents can happen. Chemical exposure to the eye can occur at home, work, or school, and you need to be prepared. It is crucial to seek treatment as a chemical splash is considered a medical emergency, and damage can occur within minutes.
Protective eyewear has consistently proven its ability to reduce the risks of eye injury. Even sunglasses can act as protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays, so let’s keep your eyes protected! Make safe choices and pay attention to what’s happening around you.
Our patient’s eye safety is a top priority at David W Stemley, OD, Inc. Do not hesitate to call if you suspect that anyone in your household requires emergency care. Our knowledgeable, experienced, and caring staff are here for you!
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Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed