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An eye emergency is an event where eyesight is at risk. Events that risk eyesight require prompt treatment to prevent vision loss.

The following list of symptoms require immediate consultation:

  • Foreign body in the eye
  • Chemical contact with eye or face
  • Severe eye, head or face injury
  • Painful eye
  • Sudden loss of all or part of your vision
  • Appearance of a “veil”, or curtain across the field of vision
  • Onset and/or increase of flashing lights or floaters
  • Sudden changes in pupil size
  • Black eye
  • Bulging eye
  • Double vision
  • Post-operative patients with pain, redness, or loss of vision

The following symptoms require contacting us as soon as possible:

  • Sensation of a foreign body present
  • Excessive tearing
  • Presence of pus or crusting

If you feel you have an emergency, please call the clinic so we can schedule you appropriately or advise you on what to do next.  We also offer emergency services after business hours, including weekends. Call the office – the emergency line is at the end of our voicemail greeting and the answering service will place you in touch with one of our providers.