Emergency Eye Care in Alabama

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Doctors Trained to Treat Eye Emergencies in Alabama

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 Alabama optometrists at EyeCare Associates have the experience, skills, and specialized knowledge needed to treat ocular emergencies. Our eye doctors can help administer testing and treatment for a variety of eye care emergencies.

Approximately 2 million emergency eye conditions occur annually in the U.S. and some may result in vision loss. Eye Emergencies can happen suddenly. It is important to have a plan in place in case you find yourself with an eye emergency.

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What Is an Ocular Emergency?

An ocular emergency is defined as the sudden onset of symptoms or eye trauma that affects a person’s vision. Eye emergencies can include trauma to the eye, sudden vision loss, or chemical exposure. 

The doctors at EyeCare Associates in Alabama can treat patients with a wide range of emergency eye care procedures and methods. EyeCare Associates recommends seeking immediate medical attention if you’re experiencing pain, redness, or swelling of the eye to prevent further damage and permanent vision problems.

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Find an Alabama Emergency Eye Care Doctor Near You

At EyeCare Associates, our goal is to treat and give proper eye care to those in need of our service. Each of our Alabama offices have the appropriate technology and treatments to help diagnose, repair, and treat eye emergencies.

EyeCare Associates has many locations throughout Alabama for your emergency eye care needs.  Find us in Huntsville, Birmingham, Troy, Tuscaloosa, and other towns throughout the Yellowhammer state.  Discover which of our EyeCare Associates locations are closest to you. 

What Are the Signs of an Eye Care Emergency?

If you're experiencing any sudden changes in your vision, it's important to seek medical attention right away. EyeCare Associates recommends visiting one of our offices or the nearest urgent care center.

Depending on the injury, the symptoms below may be presented: 

  • Burning or stinging

  • Divergent or unusual eye movements

  • Double vision

  • Sudden, blurred vision

  • Flashes of light

  • New or increased sensitivity to light

  • Discharge or blood in the eyes, 

  • Severe itching or swelling

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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Eye Care

Does Medical Insurance Cover Emergency Eye Care?

EyeCare Associates recommends that patients contact their insurance providers in advance to learn about important coverage details for potential eye emergencies.

Are Eye Flashes or Floaters an Emergency?

If you experience a sudden increase in eye floaters or spots in your vision, this may be an eye care emergency. Flashes and floaters can indicate retinal detachment or other serious health conditions.

When Is Eye Pain an Ocular Emergency?

If you have severe eye pain, fever, headache, light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, or sudden vision changes, please seek medical care immediately. 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.

Are Sudden Changes or Loss in Vision an Emergency?

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.

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Visit EyeCare Associates If You Are Experiencing an Ocular Emergency

Our expert eye doctors provide professional care and are fully equipped to handle any ocular emergency. 

If you’re feeling a sudden burning sensation or sensitivity that is affecting your vision, find the nearest EyeCare Associates near you. Or visit urgent care or emergency room immediately.