Emergency Eye Care in Chandler

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Receiving appropriate care as soon as possible can help save your sight. Urban Optique & Eyecare provides services for eye emergencies. Contact us for an emergency appointment when you need treatment for urgent eye problems.

What Is an Eye Emergency?

Any eye emergency can be any urgent problem affecting your eyes or sight. We can help by evaluating or treating various conditions, including eye injuries, infections, or sudden vision loss.

It’s crucial you contact the appropriate healthcare provider. If your general health is at risk or you experience significant bleeding, immediately visit a hospital emergency room. For all other eye-related issues, even foreign objects stuck in the eye, Urban Optique & Eyecare can help.Don’t wait to receive help. Symptoms can worsen without treatment, leading to vision impairment or blindness. When you experience sudden vision changes or severe eye discomfort, contact us.

How to Respond to an Eye Emergency

Contacting an emergency care provider is typically the first step when responding to an eye emergency. When you’re with another person, the non-injured or affected person should immediately call for help. However, if you’re on your own, you may need to prioritize first-aid, then contact us for emergency care.

The first aid you apply will depend on the type of emergency.

Eye Trauma

Eye trauma includes injuries to the eye or area around the eye. Blunt force trauma, like a blow to the eye area, and penetrating trauma, like a foreign object piercing the eye, should be assessed by an eye doctor.

When you experience eye trauma:

  • Do not rub or apply pressure to the eye
  • Do not put in a contact lens
  • Do not remove objects stuck in the eye
  • Do not apply over-the-counter medications

When a foreign object is stuck, you should limit eye movement as much as possible. Avoid touching the eye, and do not use instruments (like tweezers) to remove the object from the eye. 

Common foreign objects, like eyelashes or dust, may be washed away with blinking and tear flow. However, blinking can cause sharp objects—big or small—to cut the eye’s surface. Avoid blinking if a large or sharp foreign object is stuck in the eye. Instead, cover the eye with a clean or sterile cloth to protect it.

Contact us so we can help remove the object safely.

Chemical eye injuries can result from interactions with aerosols, liquids, or fumes. Accidents can happen with household items or workplace materials. For example, everyday household cleaners and gardening chemicals can cause severe cornea damage.

Symptoms of chemical exposure can include:

  • Burning sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Redness or swelling (eye or eyelid)
  • Eye irritation or pain
  • Excessive eye watering

When chemicals splash or touch the eye or eye area, immediately flush your eyes. Use clean water and continuously rinse the eye (and eye area) for at least 15 minutes. 

You should remove your contact lenses if they do not slip out while rinsing. First, wash your hands. Then, remove your lenses.

After flushing the eye, contact us for emergency care.

Sudden vision changes or vision loss can indicate a severe eye problem. Whether you experience sudden blurry vision or complete blindness, contact us. The vision impairment may indicate a medical condition, eye problem, or progression of an eye disease. Acting fast can help save sight.

Conditions causing sudden vision changes include:

Contact us for an emergency appointment if you notice sudden or recurring visual symptoms. We can evaluate your vision and eye health to help diagnose the problem. After identifying the problem, we can prescribe treatment or direct you to an appropriate care provider.

Urban Optique & Eyecare offers a wide range of eye care services so you can access full-scope optometric care with ease. Other services include:

And if you’re not sure what you need, or you can’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team

Get Help

When you experience or witness an eye emergency, get help immediately. Receiving treatment as soon as possible can help reduce the risks of complications or further vision loss. 

Contact Urban Optique & Eyecare for an emergency appointment.

See More with Optomap Retinal Exams

At Urban Optique & Eyecare, we are proud to offer specialty technology for effective, and efficient eye care services. 

We offer the Optomap retinal exam as an important part of our eye exams. Optomap produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides your doctor with valuable insight into your eyes.

Optomap allows us to see over 80% of your retina, which means we can get more information about the health of your eyes. And because many eye conditions can develop without symptoms, Optomap is a great tool in the detection and prevention of long-term vision and ocular damage.

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  • 4960 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 11
  • Chandler, AZ 85249

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