Emergency Eye Care, Northport, AL
At Tuscaloosa EyeCare in Northport, Pickens County EyeCare in Reform, and Hale County EyeCare in Greensboro, we understand that eye emergencies can happen anytime and often require immediate attention. We will provide prompt, expert emergency eye care when you need it most.
If you’re currently dealing with an eye emergency, please contact our office immediately so we can help. While some situations require a visit to the emergency room, our eye doctors have experience in treating a range of eye emergencies, including eye infections and foreign objects in the eye.
When do you need emergency eye care?
The following conditions are considered eye emergencies and you should seek immediate treatment if you’re experiencing any of the following:
- Sudden loss of vision
- Chemical exposure
- Eye trauma or injury
- Eye infections
- Flashes or floaters
If you notice more eye floaters, see flashes of light, or spot a dark curtain on the side of your vision, reach out to us right away. These could be signs of retinal detachment.
Steps to take during an eye emergency
When dealing with an eye emergency, follow these steps to avoid making it worse:
- If you get chemicals in your eye, flush the eye immediately with water for at least 15 minutes and don’t cover the affected eye.
- If there is any blood or a foreign object in your eye, don’t attempt to remove it yourself. Instead, seek help immediately from your eye doctor or an urgent care facility.
- Avoid touching or rubbing the eye to prevent further damage.
- If you wear contact lenses, remove them if possible and leave them out until a professional says it is safe to wear them again.
- To prevent swelling around your eye after an injury, apply a cold compress. Gently apply the compress to your eyes to avoid irritation.
- Have someone else drive you if you’re experiencing an eye emergency or vision problems.
Contact us for emergency eye care
If you’re dealing with an eye emergency, call us immediately for emergency eye care in Northport, Reform, or Greensboro. We’ll make sure you get the prompt treatment you need to avoid any risk of permanent damage or vision loss.