Emergency Eye Care
Emergency Eye Care
At Progressive Family Eye Care, we provide emergency eye care services to Plymouth, Canton, and Northville residents to help prevent vision loss and relieve any pain or discomfort.
If you’re experiencing an eye emergency, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 734-414-1892. While some situations may require a trip to the emergency room, many ocular emergencies can be handled more efficiently by our skilled optometrist, including eye infections or foreign objects in the eye.
When should you get urgent eye care?
If something gets stuck in your eye, such as metal or wood shavings, we can safely remove the object while minimizing damage to your eye. Our office also treats eye trauma and eye infections like conjunctivitis (pink eye).
You should seek urgent eye care if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Burning or stinging eyes
- One eye isn’t moving like the other eye
- Decreased vision or double vision
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Blood on the white part of the eye
- Eye discharge
- Severe itching sensation in the eye
- New or severe headaches
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek urgent eye care right away. Prompt treatment can help preserve your vision and prevent complications.
You should also seek emergency eye care if you experience any symptoms of a retinal detachment. These symptoms include an increase in eye floaters, seeing flashes of light, or noticing a dark curtain on the side of your vision.
Steps to take during an eye emergency
When dealing with an eye emergency, follow these steps to avoid making it worse:
- Remain calm: It’s important to stay calm to avoid causing any further damage and to help you think straight.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes: Rubbing your eyes can cause further damage, especially if there’s a foreign object in your eye, and increases the risk of spreading germs, bacteria, or infections.
- Remove contact lenses: If you’re wearing contact lenses, remove them immediately to avoid further irritation.
- Rinse your eyes: Rinse your eyes with clean water for 10-15 minutes to flush out any foreign objects or chemicals.
- Cover your eye: If there’s a foreign object or a cut in your eye, cover it gently with a clean, damp cloth.
- Seek medical attention: Contact your eye doctor or an emergency eye care facility for prompt treatment. Be sure to explain the situation and follow any instructions given by the medical staff.
- Do not drive yourself: If possible, have someone else drive you to the emergency eye care facility or eye doctor’s office. If you must drive yourself, exercise caution and drive slowly to avoid further harm.
When it comes to emergency eye care, it’s essential to get the treatment you need from a qualified optometrist. But it doesn’t end there! Following the treatment plan closely and using any home remedies they suggest is equally important.
Our eye doctor is committed to providing exceptional care to our patients, and that care doesn’t stop when you leave our office. We want to make sure you have everything you need to recover quickly and comfortably. That’s why we may recommend eye drops or compresses as part of your treatment plan.
Eye emergencies require quick treatment to avoid the risk of permanent damage or vision loss. If you are currently experiencing an eye emergency in Plymouth, Canton, Northville, or surrounding areas, please call us immediately for an emergency eye examination. We’re here to provide you with the care and support you need to get back to your daily routine in no time!