Emergency Eye Care
Here at West Boca Eye Center, we do not want you to suffer because of an emergency eye problem. As a result, we do our best to accommodate add on Emergency visits during office hours
So if you find yourself with any of the following eye emergencies, please do not hesitate to call us immediately – even if it happens to be after-hours or on the weekend:
- New-onset red, painful eye
- Foreign body in the eye
- Cuts or scratches in and around the eye
- New floaters or flashes of light
- Loss or acute change of vision
Chemical burns to the eyes are a medical emergency. Follow these steps if you get a chemical in your eyes.
- Immediately flush the eye with water by holding your head under the faucet or by pouring water into your eye from a clean container. Keep your eye open while flushing with water.
- Continue flushing out your eye for 15 to 30 minutes.
- After you flush your eye out, call West Boca Eye Center or have someone take you to the emergency department or urgent care center. Chemicals can continue to do eye damage for days to months after ocular exposure.