Emergency Eye Exams
In An Emergency, Every Second Counts.
For immediate assistance with an eye emergency please call: (800) 555-1234
How do I know if this is an emergency?
Always listen to your gut feeling. If something feels off, it's essential to get help fast.
Here are some examples of what we’d consider urgent:
- Eye infections
- Debris in the eye, like fragments of glass or metal
- Cuts or punctures of the eye or eyelid
- Chemical exposure causing pain or vision problems
- Sudden vision loss or change in your vision
- Eye scratches from foreign objects.
- Sudden appearance of visual floaters or light flashes
Can I Take Care of It At Home?
There’s no real substitute for medical care, but here are some initial steps for common emergencies:
- Chemical contact: Rinse your eyes continuously for 15 minutes. Leave the affected eye uncovered.
- Foreign object in the eye: Avoid any rubbing. Gently attempt to rinse away the debris.
- Major blow to the eye: Minimize swelling by applying a cold compress.
- Eye or Eyelid Punctures: Cover the injured eye gently. For instance, if you have an elongated object stuck in your eye, use the bottom of a foam cup to stabilize and cover the puncturing object. Do not rinse.
Always Be Safe
Equip yourself with knowledge and tools on hand during any activity that might be risky to your eyes.
- Always wear protective eyewear in high-risk scenarios.
- Keep first aid on hand including a rigid eye shield, an eyewash solution, and sterilized gauze wherever eye hazards lurk.
Quick, decisive action is crucial during eye emergencies. If you’re still unsure of what to do, please call Vision Clinich for immediate assistance: (800) 555-1234
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