Eye Emergencies

Act quickly with all eye emergencies

 In the case of an eye injury or emergency, never try to treat it yourself. Call our practice immediately at 4369 8169 to speak with our optometrist, who will provide you with expert advice and help determine the best course of action to ensure the well-being of your eyes.
If your eye emergency is handled promptly, then your eyes can return to normal quickly and the potential for long term complications is reduced. 

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Do I have an eye emergency?

An emergency arises when your eye is injured by foreign objects, including chemicals.

Prompt and proper attention to your eye emergency may eliminate further eye damage, partial loss of vision or permanent blindness.

Also, we recommend you seek medical attention if you experience redness or swelling of your eyes or unexplained pain in your eyes.

Other serious eye emergencies can include – 

  • A bulging or protruding eye 
  • Loss or double vision, as well as decreased vision
  • One eye is not moving or not tracking like the other eye
  • Bruising, bleeding or discharge from the eye
  • Itching, redness or irritation from the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • A new or a severe headache.

Don’t attempt to treat your eye in an emergency

When it comes to an eye injury or emergency, it’s crucial not to attempt self-treatment. Eye injuries can lead to significant complications, and immediate professional evaluation is essential.
At Eyes by Design, we understand the urgency and seriousness of eye emergencies. If you find yourself in such a situation, do not hesitate to contact us. Our experienced optometrist is available to provide guidance and support over the phone. By calling our practice at 4369 8169, we can advise you on the next plan of action based on the specific circumstances of your eye injury.

Seeking professional advice is crucial because eye injuries can range from minor to severe, and the appropriate treatment depends on the nature and severity of the injury.
Attempting to treat the injury without proper knowledge and expertise may worsen the situation and lead to further complications.

When you reach out to us, our optometrist will provide immediate assistance, instruct you on what steps to take before your visit, and guide you on how to best protect your eye until you can receive professional care. We understand the importance of prompt action and will ensure that you receive the necessary attention and treatment to safeguard your eye health.

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