Contacting your eye doctor for ocular emergencies is more expedient and economical than going to the ER. If you or someone you know needs emergency eye care, immediate action is imperative. Even if you are not sure it’s an emergency, contact Broadway Vision Source right away to make certain.
- Cuts, scratches, and punctures of the eye or eyelid
- Chemical exposure
- Eye infections
- Foreign objects in the eye
- Sudden vision loss of or change in your vision
- Sudden onset of floaters or flashes of light.
In the moments before your contacting one of the doctors at BVS, there are some things you can do immediately:
- For chemical exposure, flush the eyes profusely with water for 15 minutes,
- Avoid rubbing any foreign objects in the eye. Attempt to gently rinse it away.
Your home and work first aid kits should include a rigid eye shield, eyewash, sterile gauze, and medical tape.
Quick action in any eye emergency is critical. Call us at (206)464-0472, or click here to make an appointment with one of our eye doctors at Broadway Vision Source