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Emergency Eye Care Specialist

West Broward Eyecare Associates -  - Optometry

West Broward Eyecare Associates

Optometry located in Tamarac, FL

Sudden changes in your vision or eye pain, discharge, or discomfort might indicate an emergency. Call West Broward Eyecare Associates in Tamarac, Florida, if you’re experiencing concerning symptoms. The expert team can evaluate your condition, make you feel comfortable, and help you heal as fast as possible. Call right away with any eye emergency or make an appointment on this website.

Emergency Eye Care Q & A

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 What is considered an eye emergency?

Eye injury, retinal detachment, and central retinal artery occlusion are some of the most common eye emergencies that occur.

If you’re experiencing concerning symptoms that involve your eyes, you should contact us about emergency care. Any concerning issues deserve attention, including:

  • Eye pain
  • Severe redness
  • Discomfort or grittiness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sudden loss of all or part of your vision
  • Onset of flashing lights, floaters or an increase in the amount of flashes and floaters
  • Foreign body
  • Double vision
  • Abnormal discharge
  • Chemicals that come into contact with your eyes
  • Excessive tearing
  • Injury to the eye

If you experience a cut, scratch, burn, or blunt injury to your eye or eyelid, you also need immediate care. Certain eye infections and blood clots, glaucoma, and other types of medical conditions can also constitute a medical emergency.

The office makes time for same-day appointments in the case of ocular emergencies. As your regular eye care specialist, the team at West Broward Eyecare Associates knows your ocular health and eyesight considerations, so they’re best suited to help you in times of need. If you experience an emergency and can’t reach the office, call the nearest emergency room or urgent care center.

Why should I seek emergency care?

As many as 2 million eye injuries occur each year in the United States; many of these lead to vision impairment.

Your injury, infection, or complication can lead to vision loss if not immediately addressed. The eye tissue and structure are very sensitive.

When you come in close to the time of the injury or emergence of symptoms, the doctors can provide prompt evaluation, testing, and referral to outside care if necessary.

If you’re not sure your issue constitutes a true ocular emergency, call the office, and the staff can evaluate your symptoms over the phone and give you guidance as to how you should proceed. In most cases, the doctors will want you to come in to receive the most thorough assessment and needed care.

If you experience an ocular emergency, don’t hesitate to contact the office of West Broward Eyecare Associates. Call immediately or look for a same-day appointment online.