Even though we use them every day, many people are unsure about when to consider an eye condition an emergency. Getting immediate help when experiencing an eye emergency can be key to preserving or saving your health and vision. Blurry vision, eye redness, eye itchiness, floaters, headaches, sudden vision loss, and eye strain are all reasons to visit our Capitol Hill emergency eye doctor at Metropolitan Optical.
Many of these symptoms (and more) may be indicative of severe problems like eye infections, adverse reactions to contact lenses, or chemical exposure. Our eyes react to our environment, and when something goes wrong, you should always take it seriously. Sometimes an eye emergency can result from lacerations to the eye or eyelid from some physical injury. Sports related injuries are all too common. Sometimes eye injuries should be dealt with by going to the emergency room immediately. Others are still emergencies, but can be checked out by our Capitol Hill emergency doctor. We always take your concerns and ailments into serious consideration, and do all we can to mitigate the problem and any pain right away.
During an eye emergency it is important to try and not panic. Have someone drive you, or take a cab to our Capitol Hill emergency eye doctor right away. Even if your vision isn’t totally impaired from the condition, without knowing what the cause is there is no way to know if your vision will suddenly become blurred or deteriorate. We want all our patients to arrive safely! It is also a good idea to give us a call at Metropolitan Optical and let us know your symptoms. When you visit us, we do our best to see our emergency patients as quickly as possible, assessing the severity of the situation first and foremost. When you visit us with your eye emergencies, you are doing yourself a great service. Protect your eye health and eyesight by choosing us – let us handle the rest.