At Gordon Eye, your eye health and well-being are our top priorities. We understand that eye emergencies can occur at any time, and that’s why we offer same-day appointments to ensure you receive the prompt care you need. Your vision is precious, and knowing how to respond to eye emergencies can make all the difference.
Eye Emergency #1: Foreign Body in the Eye
One of the most common eye emergencies is getting a foreign object, such as debris or a small particle, in your eye. This can cause pain, redness, and discomfort.
What to do: If you have a foreign body in your eye, do not rub it. Blink several times to see if your tears can wash it out. If the object remains, gently rinse your eye with clean, lukewarm water. If the discomfort persists, it’s crucial to seek immediate same-day eye care at Gordon Eye.
Eye Emergency #2: Chemical Exposure
Accidental exposure to chemicals can lead to severe eye irritation and damage. Household cleaners, pesticides, and industrial chemicals are potential sources of such emergencies.
What to do: If you come into contact with a chemical, immediately rinse your eye with cool, running water for at least 15 minutes. Keep your eye open and allow the water to flow over it. Afterward, contact us at Gordon Eye for a same-day appointment to assess the extent of the damage and receive appropriate treatment.
Eye Emergency #3: Sudden Vision Changes
Sudden vision changes can indicate a potentially serious eye condition, such as retinal detachment or acute glaucoma.
What to do: If you experience sudden vision loss, double vision, or distortion, it’s essential to contact Gordon Eye for a same-day appointment. These symptoms may indicate an underlying issue that requires immediate attention.
Eye Emergency #4: Eye Injury
Eye injuries, such as blunt trauma, penetrating injuries, or cuts to the eye or eyelid, require urgent care to prevent further damage.
What to do: If you’ve sustained an eye injury, gently apply a protective covering, like a paper cup, over the eye without putting pressure on it. Do not attempt to remove any foreign objects, and seek immediate same-day care at Gordon Eye.
Eye Emergency #5: Eye Infections
Eye infections, like conjunctivitis or keratitis, can cause redness, discharge, and discomfort.
What to do: If you suspect an eye infection, avoid touching your eyes and practice good hand hygiene. Schedule a same-day appointment at Gordon Eye, where we can provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend the appropriate treatment.
At Gordon Eye, we are committed to providing you with immediate care for your eye emergencies. If you encounter any of the above eye emergencies or have any concerns about your eye health, do not hesitate to contact us for a same-day appointment. Your vision is precious, and we are here to ensure you receive the best possible care. Trust in Gordon Eye for all your eye care needs.