Emergency Eye Care

The Family Eye Care Center & Optical Gallery handles many serious eye conditions and eye injuries. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please call our office right away:

  • Sudden vision loss
  • Eye pain
  • Flashes of light
  • New floaters or if you see a curtain or veil in your vision
  • Double vision
  • Sudden onset of sensitivity to light
  • Foreign body in the eye
  • Trauma
  • Sports-related injury to the eye
  • Chemical splash
    For chemical splashes, immediately flush eye with water for 10-15 minutes. If water is not available, you can use milk. Then proceed to the closest emergency room or call our office right away.

What NOT to do when experiencing an eye emergency:

  • Do not drive anywhere. Ask a family member or friend to drive you.
  • Do not rub or apply pressure to your eye.
  • Do not try to remove a foreign object from your eye.
  • Do not put medications or ointments in your eye unless prescribed by a doctor.

After Hours

The Family Eye Care Center & Optical Gallery always has a doctor on call. If you have an eye emergency or a question that needs an immediate response, please call our office and you will be directed to our answering service. Our answering service will relay your message to the doctor on call who will call you directly.

For life threatening emergencies, call 911.

Patient Education
Learn about diseases and conditions, symptoms of eye problems, corrective and refractive options, and eye health information.
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