EyeCare Associates is staffed with highly skilled eye doctors who use the latest technology to help evaluate and treat ocular emergencies. Emergency eye care may be required for patients who are experiencing acute, painful, or debilitating eye conditions, including eye injuries. The EyeCare Associates optometrists have the experience, skills, and specialized knowledge in ocular emergencies and they can help administer testing and treatment for a variety of eye care emergencies.
An ocular emergency is defined as the sudden onset of symptoms or eye trauma that affects a person’s vision. Eye emergencies can be a number of different things including but not limited to trauma to the eye, sudden vision loss, or chemical exposure. The doctors at EyeCare Associates have a wide range of emergency eye care procedures and treatment methods that they can utilize to treat patients. EyeCare Associates recommends seeking immediate medical attention for pain, redness, or swelling of the eye to prevent further damage and permanent vision problems.
EyeCare Associates can diagnose and treat ocular emergencies at our locations serving Alabama.
Warning Signs of an Eye Care Emergency
EyeCare Associates recommends making an appointment immediately if you experience any sudden changes in vision or anything on the list below:
Burning or stinging
Divergent or unusual eye movements
Sudden, blurred vision
Flashes of light
New or increased sensitivity to light
discharge or blood in the eyes,
Severe itching or swelling
Sudden Changes or Loss in Vision
Noticeable and sudden vision changes or vision loss such as blurred or double vision can indicate that a patient is suffering from eye conditions such as retinal detachment or corneal defects, or other serious health issues like strokes and neurological damage. Symptoms of such issues can look like blurred vision, flashing lights, and floating spots. If you are experiencing those symptoms suddenly, see an eye specialist as soon as possible.
The Experienced Emergency Eye Care Doctors at EyeCare Associates
The doctors at EyeCare Associates have experience and are skilled in treating ocular emergencies.
Each office has the appropriate technology and treatments that are utilized by eye care specialists that can help diagnose, repair, and treat eye emergencies. Be sure to schedule an appointment specifically for emergency eye care.
If you are experiencing an ocular emergency, seek medical attention immediately. The doctors at EyeCare Associates can help patients suffering from traumatic and uncomfortable eye conditions that can cause vision loss if left untreated. If you are concerned about a change in your vision, call EyeCare Associates to schedule an emergency eye care appointment.
Medical insurance usually covers eye care emergencies including emergency eye care, disease care, and specialized diagnostic testing. EyeCare Associates recommends that patients prepare for potential eye emergencies by contacting their insurance providers in advance to learn about important coverage details.
While the occasional eye floater is not cause for concern, a new flash of light or sudden increase in floaters or spots in vision should be considered an eye care emergency. Flashes and floaters can indicate retinal detachment or other serious health conditions.
Patients experiencing unusual or severe eye pain accompanied by fever, headache, light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, or sudden vision changes should seek immediate medical care. Also, If there was a chemical exposure or foreign objects in the eye that cannot be cleared, and secretions of blood or other discharge from the eye should be treated as eye care emergencies.