We’re Here for Eye Emergencies
Eye emergencies can be stressful, overwhelming, and confusing all at the same time. At Perry & Morgan, our team is here for you and your family. We approach situations in a calm and professional manner, helping you through the toughest of situations.
If you or someone you know is dealing with an eye emergency, please contact us immediately and visit our practice. Eye emergencies need to be dealt with quickly to help protect eye and vision health. If you’re experiencing an emergency after hours, please visit your nearest emergency clinic.
Protecting Your Eyes Before You Visit
Some eye emergencies may start off small and seem like an issue you can handle on your own. However, your eyes are extremely delicate and can be further damaged if they’re not treated properly.
Before you visit a professional, please avoid doing the following as it could potentially damage your eyes:
- Rubbing or applying pressure to your eyes
- Attempting to remove foreign objects that are stuck in your eyes
- Placing any tools (like tweezers) near your eyes
- Putting medications or ointments in your eye
What’s an Eye Care Emergency?
When you’re dealing with a potential eye care emergency, it may be difficult to know if you require medical assistance. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms or causes, it’s best to come in for a visit, even if you’re unsure of the severity of the situation.
Eye Emergency Symptoms
The following are common symptoms that might occur during an eye care emergency:
- Loss of vision
- Burning or stinging
- Eye pain
- Redness and irritation
- Light sensitivity
- Bleeding from the eye
- Double vision
- Different-sized pupils
- Eye bulging
- Eye discharge
- Severe itching
- New or severe headaches
- Bruising around the eye
Eye Emergency Causes
If any of the following has happened to you, you might be dealing with an eye care emergency and it’s best to visit our practice:
- Exposure to chemicals
- Suffering a black eye
- Cuts and scratches
- Foreign objects in the eye
- Allergic reactions
- Head or face trauma
Visit for Emergencies
Eye emergencies are serious situations that require professional help right away. If you’re dealing with an emergency, please contact us and visit our practice.