We Are Here for Your Emergency Care
- Loss of vision
- Burning or stinging
- Pupils that are not the same size
- One eye is not moving like the other
- One eye is sticking out or bulging
- Eye pain
- Double vision
- Redness and irritation
- Light sensitivity
- Bruising around the eye
- Bleeding from the eye
- Blood in the white part of the eye
- Discharge from the eye
- Severe itching
- New or severe headaches
Types of Eye Emergencies
Eye trauma can include cuts or scrapes, puncture wounds, or foreign objects. These types of injuries can occur from blunt force, blows, and flying pieces of material.
If a large foreign object becomes embedded in your eye, it must only be removed by an eye care professional. You will need to immobilize the object and seek medical help.
Here are the steps to immobilize an object embedded in the eye:
- Take special care to leave the object as it is. Do not apply pressure
- Wash your hand thoroughly
- The size of the object determines how it should be bandaged:
- If the object is small, cover both eyes with sterile dressings
- If the object is large, tape a paper cup over the affected eye and cover the other eye with a sterile dressing
If you experience these types of injuries, contact us at Ladera Ranch Optometry immediately.
Sudden Vision Loss
Chemical injuries can happen at any time in a variety of locations. The most common types of chemical injuries are:
- Alkali burns: Found in household objects such as fertilizer, cleaning products, and cement.
- Acid burns: Contained in products such as nail polish, vinegar, and car batteries.
- Irritants: Found in items with a more neutral PH like detergents and pepper spray.
Protective eyewear will reduce your risk of eye injuries. It’s also essential to pay attention to what is happening around you. Make sure you’re following all the safety instructions for your current activity.
We at Ladera Ranch Optometry want to make sure that our patients are protected. Please don’t take risks with your eyesight! Call us immediately if any of your family members require emergency care. Asking questions now can save a lot of time and trouble in the future.
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- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
- Sunday: Closed