Your eyes have their own protection system installed: eyelashes keep out debris, tearing removes particles, and eyelids protect objects from entering the eye. However, when those fail to protect you, we are here to help.
Reacting quickly to eye emergencies could save your sight. If you’ve done damage to your eyes, seek medical attention right away.
We know that surprises happen, so our schedule is created to allow room for ocular emergencies. We put the health of your eyes above all else. In the case of an emergency please call our office and we will help you create an action plan to best address your situation.
You require immediate medical care if you experience any of the following:
All eye injuries require medical attention but, but there are some things you can do before you see a doctor. After calling our office, take the next steps in minimizing the damage done in the case of these emergencies.
If your eyes have come into contact with any chemicals, it’s important to rinse the mucous membrane as much as possible before permanent damage is done. Flush the eye with cool water for a full 15 minutes. Your eye may begin to feel relief immediately, but the 15 minute duration is necessary to ensure proper chemical reduction.
After flushing your eye for 15 minutes, head to the nearest medical center.
Do not attempt to remove metal shavings or glass shards from your eyes. Your eyes may be itchy or sore, but you must resist the urge to rub your eye, as this can further irritate the sensitive tissues of the eye. Avoid using tweezers in or around your eyes.
Bits of makeup, thread, or eyelashes can be effectively removed with proper flushing. Rinse the eye with lukewarm water to encourage the particle to move on its own. If this method does not work, seek out a medical professional.
Stonebridge Eyecare is proud to offer direct billing through the following insurance providers:
We would love to meet you in person. Drop by our office and say hello. We're located on Cope Lane and Stonebridge Boulevard.
|Monday:||8:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Tuesday:||8:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Wednesday:||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Thursday:||8:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Friday:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Saturday:||9:00 AM - 3:00 PM|