Emergency Eye Treatment Specialist

Yardley Vision Care

Optometry located in Yardley, PA

Eye emergencies strike without warning. If you need expert help, look no further than Yardley Vision Care in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Sheila Maisel, OD, MS, and her team deliver the care you need during an eye emergency, including in-depth assessments that check for vision damage. The team treats any underlying eye injuries or diseases and monitors your recovery to make sure you're healing well. For top-quality vision care, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Emergency Eye Treatment Q & A

What is an eye emergency?

Eye emergencies often occur after sudden injury. Many activities, such as construction work, can drive sharp objects into your eyes. Athletic activities and science experiments can also cause eye injuries. These injuries need immediate medical care.

Sudden vision changes can also be a sign of a medical crisis. Seek medical care right away if your vision dims and becomes blurry or if you lose vision in one eye. You may be at risk for a stroke or heart attack.

Eye infections sometimes lead to emergency situations. If you notice redness or pus around your eyes, call Yardley Vision Care. You may need prescription medication to clear up the infection. 

Prompt care is essential during an eye emergency. At Yardley Vision Care, the team works swiftly to address the problem. They deliver the care you need to protect your vision and avoid complications. 

 

What should I do if I injure my eye?

If you believe you have an eye emergency, don't put off seeing a doctor. Call the office right away or go to the emergency room. The sooner you receive care, the better your chances of a full recovery.

In the meantime, try not to rub your eye or press on it. If there's a foreign object inside your eye, don't try to remove it. You may worsen your injury. 

If you need to flush your eyes, use a sterile solution like eye drops. Don't use tap water or other nonsterile fluids. Before you touch the injured area, wash your hands thoroughly.

When in doubt, call Yardley Vision Care. The friendly, helpful staff can offer expert advice.

 

What happens during an emergency eye appointment?

If you injure your eye, the team begins with a careful examination. They check for bleeding, bruising, or other signs of trauma. If you have a foreign object in your eye, your provider may flush your eye with sterile fluid. They might also use special instruments to gently remove the object. 

Afterward, the team may test your vision to see if the injury damaged your eyesight. You may also receive a prescription for oral medication or eye drops. 

During your recovery, your provider might suggest covering your eye with a clean eyepatch. Keeping your eye covered may help speed up the healing process.

If you have an eye emergency, don't put off seeing a doctor. Call Yardley Vision Care or request an appointment online today.

 

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