Types of Emergencies
Eye care emergencies can come in many forms. Learn more about what an eye care emergency is, so you know when to contact us.
Eye pain in or around your eyes can be a sign of an emergency that may need swift treatment. Pain may feel like it’s on the front of your eye or like it’s coming from behind or the back of your eye. If you have something in your eye, it could scratch the surface. If something is protruding from your eye, don’t remove the object. Contact us as soon as possible.
Flashes or Floaters
Flashes of light or floaters in your vision can be a symptom of an eye care emergency. Even though your eye may look fine on the surface, serious vision-threatening conditions could be happening inside your eye.
Sudden increased light sensitivity can be a common eye emergency symptom. For example, if you have slept in your contact lenses, there could be negative implications on your eye health.
Redness or Inflammation
Inflammation in your eye can be a result of irritants like sun, dust, allergies, and more. Inflammation can also be a result of more serious conditions and infections. It’s best to have your eyes checked to determine if you’re experiencing an emergency.
If you experience a sudden decrease in your vision or loss of vision in one or both eyes, seek medical attention quickly.
Talk to Us
At Eye Lab, we’re experts in eye care. If you’re unsure if you’re experiencing an eye care emergency or if you have any questions about the health of your eyes, we’re here to help. Talk to our team of professionals about any eye emergency questions you may have.
I am 75 years old and have had issues with my eyes since birth, probably. I moved to Arizona 3 and 1/2 years ago and had to find all new doctors. On one of my first visits she diagnosed one of my conditions. It is called trichiasis. That is a condition where a person has two rows of eyelashes. They tend to curl inward irritating the eye. Now all that I need to do is have them pulled every few weeks and fairly soon they won’t even grow back.
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Every time I’ve came in for my eye visits Dr.Shao is very professional, thorough, and is always warm and sweet. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a eye visit or glasses. I give her a 10/10. I’ve been to several eye doctors and she is by far best one I’ve ever had!
Dr. Shao is super thorough and give good advise on my super dry eyes. I’m following her from her previous practice to her new practice