Emergency Eye Care

While many eye problems only require regular eye exams for management or treatment, some situations may arise when you need prompt care for an eye injury or condition. Eye emergencies can lead to significant vision loss or even blindness if left untreated. Chico Vision Care Optometry in Chico, CA, can diagnose and treat various emergencies causing eye pain and blurred vision. Learn more about eye emergencies and how we can treat them below.

Emergency Eye Care

What Causes Eye Emergencies?

Several conditions or injuries may lead to eye emergencies. Some may even result in permanent vision loss without prompt treatment. The following are some of the most common causes of eye emergencies:

•             Chemical injuries

•             Foreign objects in the eye, like sand or other debris

•             Scratches or eye penetration

•             Blunt trauma to the eye

Symptoms to Watch Out For

While many eye emergencies cause immediate eye pain, others may result in various symptoms that affect your vision. Here are signs and symptoms to watch out for that may indicate an eye emergency:

•             Double vision

•             Bleeding

•             Discharge

•             Unequally sized pupils

•             Increased light sensitivity

•             Bruising

•             Headaches

•             Vision loss

•             Redness

•             Intense burning or stinging

When to Seek Emergency Eye Care

If you experience any of the above symptoms or your eyes have come into contact with foreign objects or chemicals, seek eye injury treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you receive eye care near you, the better your outcomes will be. Quick and effective treatment is the best way to prevent permanent eye damage and other health complications.

How Our Optometrist Can Help

Our optometrist will conduct an eye exam to determine the cause and severity of your eye injury. The treatment for your eye emergency will depend on what caused it. For example, we can help clean up wounds and prescribe medication for infections if your emergency is due to trauma to the eye. We will remove foreign objects or debris trapped in your eye to prevent corneal scarring. Our optometrist can also flush your eye to remove chemicals. For more severe eye emergencies that require surgery, we can refer you to an eye surgeon and provide pre- and post-op care to ensure you heal properly.

Get Quality Eye Care Near You at Chico Vision Care Optometry Today

Eye emergencies can lead to significant eye damage and permanent vision loss if left untreated, so contact Chico Vision Care Optometry in Chico, CA, for prompt eye injury treatment that protects your eyesight. Call us and schedule an appointment today at (530) 342-9644 to preserve your eye and vision health.

Chico Vision Care Optometry


2109 Forest Ave # 50,
Chico, CA 95928


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1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


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