Emergencies often prompt a need for immediate care, and the same applies to eye issues. You want to know that you are being taken care of when you have an eye emergency. Our eye doctors at Optometric Specialty Group serve West Hartford and Wethersfield with quality eye care. If you experience any of these eye health concerns, you need to find emergency care as soon as possible.
Eye infections often do not seem serious at first, but they can lead to serious side effects, including vision loss. If you notice inflammation or pain surrounding your eye, you should get medical treatment as soon as possible. Antibiotics may be able to help.
Eye Irritation or Redness
Have you noticed that your eyes are suddenly quite red? Are they itchy? These are often signs of an infection. Our eye doctors will identify the source of your discomfort.
If you think you have something stuck in your eye, a professional needs to remove it as quickly as possible. Whether you have stubborn dust or something larger in your eye, do not hesitate to get emergency eye care.
If you are hit in the face and feel pain in and around your eyes, the structure of your eye may have been damaged. Always see a doctor if you experience a blow to the face.
Sudden Vision Loss
You need treatment immediately if you suddenly lose vision in one or both eyes. This could indicate a long-term disease like glaucoma or something short-term. Either way, you should not ignore vision loss to any degree.
Lost Glasses or Contact Lenses
You need to call an eye doctor if you lose your prescription glasses or contact lenses and have no other way to see. Any impairment to your ability to see should be reported to your eye doctor as soon as possible.
Floaters and Flashes of Light
If you suddenly experience a rush of floaters and a flash of light, you may be experiencing a detached retina. You need to see an eye doctor immediately.
Dislodged Contact Lenses
If your contact lens seems to get lost in your eye, you need to call an eye doctor. Contact lenses should not get lost, which makes this a cause for concern.
Call Our Emergency Eyecare Clinics in West Hartford and Wethersfield, CT
Our eye doctors at Optometric Specialty Group serve West Hartford and Wethersfield. We provide emergency eye care so you can get back to your daily routine. Call our Wethersfield office today at (860) 296-1700 or our West Hartford office at (860) 236-1218. For non-emergencies, you can reach us through our website by using our online contact form.