Emergency Eye Care

In Case of Eye Emergency, Call Wake Family Eye Care

Your Eyes are Delicate. Don’t Risk Losing Them.

We know instinctively that eyes are sensitive organs; it’s the reason so many of us are squeamish when it comes to our eyes. So it should go without saying that if something looks or feels wrong with your eyes, you need to seek medical attention immediately.

We’re Prepared for Emergencies

At Wake Family Eye Care, we take emergency eye care very seriously. Our schedule always has time set aside for emergency appointments, so we’re ready to help you when you need us most. We’ve equipped our office with state of the art diagnostic tools so we can find the root of the problem as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Accidents happen, and when they do, we’re set up to treat you with efficiency and compassion.

Preventing Disastrous Eye Injuries

When it comes to your eyes, you cannot be too cautious. Most emergency eye care scenarios are preventable, so it’s important that you take the right precautions. Any time you’re working in construction or fabrication areas or in proximity with chemicals, you must have the appropriate eye protection. It’s best to protect your eyes when engaging in sport as well.

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms or conditions below, it’s time to come see us or go to the hospital. Having said that, it’s always better safe than sorry. If you don’t see your symptoms on this list, and you’re not sure if you need emergency care, come in anyway. You’ll never regret taking extra care of your eyes.

  • Sudden change in pupil size
  • Sudden sensitivity to light
  • Eye pain
  • Swelling or bulging of the eye
  • Double vision
  • Foreign objects in the eye (big or small)
  • Sudden loss of vision (complete or partial)
  • Increase in flashes and floaters
  • Foggy vision
  • Severe head injury
  • Chemicals to the face or eyes

Spectacles or sunglasses are not the same as protective eye wear. Learn more about our specialty eyewear options.

When to Seek Emergency Care

Dealing With a Foreign Object

As tempting as it is to rub your eye when there’s something in it, do not do it. Rubbing your eye when you’ve gotten sand, metal shavings, or anything else in it will cause corneal abrasions. To avoid damaging your eyeball, cover the affected eye with an eye patch or sunglasses until you can seek emergency treatment.

Dealing With Chemical Contact

If you’ve gotten any kind of chemical in or around your eyes, stop what you’re doing immediately and flush them. If possible, it’s best to use contact solution to flush out your eyes. If not, use cool, clean water. Even if you feel better after a few moments of flushing, continue for 15 minutes. After you’ve thoroughly rinsed out your eyes, come into our practice for further treatment