There are certain eye conditions that can develop that indicate you should see an eye doctor immediately. If you need an emergency eye exam, contact us at Metropolitan Optical. Our Capitol Hill emergency eye doctor, Dr. Saba Ayalew, can provide you with the emergency care that you need to determine the exact cause of your sudden vision problem.
Whenever you experience any type of immediate vision change, it is important that you contact our office for an emergency eye exam. Sometimes eye irritation can be caused by something as harmless as eye allergies or not getting enough sleep. But other times, if your eyes are red and irritated, it can be a symptom of a serious eye infections such as keratitis, or other serious eye condition. If you have sudden blurred vision, you will definitely want to make an appointment to see our Capitol Hill emergency eye doctor. While blurred vision can be caused by slowly-developing cataracts, it can also be a sign that you are experiencing eye problems caused by diabetic retinopathy. When this is occurring, your eyes will need immediate treatment in order to prevent permanent vision loss. It is very common for people to see floaters as they age. Floaters appear as tiny black spots which slowly float across your field of vision. This is very common, and naturally occurs for many patients. However, if you have a sudden increase in the number of floaters that appear in your vision, you may have a retinal tear which can lead to a retinal detachment. In this case it is also important that you see our eye doctor for diagnosis so you will get the emergency care that you need. Sudden vision loss can be caused for many different reasons including a sudden onset of acute glaucoma. This is a medical eye condition in which diagnosis and treatment needs to be sought immediately.
To see our Capitol Hill emergency eye doctor, simply contact our office and let them know that you need an emergency appointment.