We Treat Emergencies Right Away
Emergency visits are one of the most important services we provide. It is not well known that optometrists administer emergency eyecare services.
At Island Eyecare, we will see and treat any patient who comes with an emergency. If a patient calls with an emergency, such as pain, sudden loss of vision, flashes of light, or double vision, we will make an immediate appointment to resolve the problem.
The biggest issue is that people are unaware that the symptoms they may be experiencing are an emergency and will often ignore them or attribute them to some other cause. This sometimes results in waiting for the symptoms to self resolve and ends up in severe vision loss.
Due to their comfort, it is easy to forget that contacts need to be cared for in a specific manner. Overwear can result in damage to an individual’s eye health. This is why it’s important for contact lenses to always be fit by an eye care professional.
For a contact lens fitting or training, or to find out if you are a candidate for contact lenses, make an appointment with the optometrists at Island Eyecare today.
Although these are all symptoms of true ocular emergencies, a patient may be concerned about something which they have experienced but is not on this list. Never be hesitant about calling and describing the nature of your problem to your optometrist’s office.
At Island Eyecare, we will always do what is best for you and we urge you to take eye emergencies to an optometrist. Many people are not aware that we take emergency patients and instead will go to the hospital emergency room or walk in clinic which takes much longer and often times results in ending up in an eye clinic anyways.
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