It is imperative that you immediately contact an eye doctor, your family physician, or 911 in the event of an eye emergency.
A variety of issues may affect one or both eyes that will need immediate attention. The eye doctors at New Eyes can help in the event of an eye emergency by offering 24-hour coverage for our established patients.
Eye Emergencies can Include:
- Sudden vision loss
- Seeing flashing lights
- New floaters and/or spots occurring in the field of vision
- Cuts or tears in the eyelid
- Scratches on the eye
- Materials caught under the eyelid that you are having trouble removing
- Chemicals splashed into the eye
- Protruding or bulging eye
- Pupils that seem too small, too large, or abnormal in shape
- Blood in the whites of the eyes
The list above includes only some of the many conditions that can lead to an eye emergency. It is imperative that you immediately contact an eye doctor, your family physician, or 911 in the event of an eye emergency.
If you have an eye emergency, please follow the instructions below:
- Contact lenses should not be removed unless the area around the eyes is swelling and medical attention has not arrived yet
- Dry cotton or sharp instruments like tweezers should not be used on the eye
- If the eye has been injured, please do not rub or press on it
- You should not try to remove objects that are embedded in the eyes
You can call our practice at 702-485-5000, your primary care physician, or your local emergency services center if you think you may be experiencing an eye emergency. New Eyes has an after-hours answering service that can locate the doctor on call.