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Eye Emergencies (Pink/Red Eyes)

We are always willing to help, should you ever experience an eye emergency. Our office provides emergency services for eye infections, eye injuries and other eye urgencies.  State of the art equipment allows us to examine the front surface of the eye and also digitally scan inside the eye for infection or damage We accommodate many eye emergencies such as:

  • Eye infections
  • Foreign materials stuck in the eyes
  • Eye trauma
  • Scratched eyes
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Lost or broken contact lenses or eyeglasses
  • Flashes of light in the vision
  • “Floaters” in the vision
  • Red or painful eyes
  • Dislodged contact lenses
  • Uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes

Studies have shown that an overwhelming number of emergency room visits could have been treated by an optometrist. Optometrists are equipped to treat the majority of eye emergencies. Please call us immediately if you are experiencing any of these emergencies.

Red, Pink or Sore Eyes

Many eye problems can bring on eye symptoms of red, pink or sore eyes. These include eye infections, allergies, foreign materials, eye injuries abrasions, dry eyes or ocular inflammation. An optometrist can examine your eyes with a high powered slit lamp microscope to determine the cause of your symptoms. Then the treatment will be prescribed to relieve the symptoms and heal your ocular structures.

 

Foreign Body Removal

A foreign body is something such as an eyelash, sawdust, sand, or dirt can that gets into the eyes. The main symptom is irritation or pain. Depending on what it is and how the injury happened, the foreign body may pierce the eye and cause serious injury. The foreign object may set off an inflammatory cascade, resulting in dilation of the surrounding vessels and subsequent edema of the lids, conjunctiva, and cornea. If not removed, a foreign body can cause infection. Your optometrist is equipped with special tools and a microscope to remove foreign materials.