WHAT IS AN EYE EMERGENCY?
Generally speaking, an eye emergency refers to any event or situation that causes you to think your eyesight may be at risk. This may include:
- Physical trauma
- Foreign object stuck in the eye
- Persistent pain in one or both eyes
- Sudden partial or complete vision loss
- Persistent flashes or streaks of light in your field of vision
- Sudden eye discharge, crusting or uncontrollable tearing
It’s important to note that if you are experiencing an eye emergency, you should never attempt to drive yourself to our office or a hospital for treatment. Even if your vision isn’t currently affected, the physician may end up administering drops that will affect your vision.
If you are unable to find a friend or relative to drive you, call a taxi or an ambulance.