Emergency Eye Care in Springfield, Holmes, and Chadds Ford
Accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Although you may not think of it, the eye is a sensitive and wide-open organ that is susceptible to accidents every day. Even if you wear eyeglasses, you may still need to get help with emergency eye care. Our optometrists can help with anything from foreign body removal, chemical splashes, and more to protect and restore your vision. If you live in or around Springfield, Chadds Ford, or Holmes, contact one of our optometrists at Springfield Opticians right away if you require emergency eye care.
Do You Need Emergency Eye Care?
It can be tempting to simply brush off a lingering eyelash in your eye or to ignore the blatant signs of an eye injury. However, if an eye injury goes untreated, it may have serious consequences, such as:
- Growth over the foreign body
- Low vision
- Visual disturbances
- Pain and discomfort
When to See an Eye Doctor
Some people may not even know they are suffering from an eye injury and just assume their eyes are dry or watering. If you notice increased redness, inflammation, pain, or watering eyes that will not stop, it might be an indication that you need an eye doctor immediately to receive emergency eye care.
Risk Factors for Injuries
Certain activities can put you at a greater risk of getting an eye injury. These include:
- Using harsh chemicals and rubbing your eyes
- Not practicing proper handwashing and hygiene
- Not using goggles and other safety equipment for the eyes
- Playing with laser pointers or fireworks
- Getting into physical fights resulting in orbital bone fractures and black eyes
- Age-related changes or trauma to the eye
Treatments for Emergency Eye Care
At Springfield Opticians, Dr. Piorkowski and Dr. Mosheyev provide emergency eye care for a variety of eye injuries. The treatments we use may include flushing out the eye, foreign body removal, and an eye exam to check for additional damage. Our optometrists also offer treatments such as eye drops and eye patches to assist in the healing process.
Get Help Now in Springfield, Chadds Ford, and Holmes
Eye emergencies happen every day so it is a good idea to know where to go beforehand so that you are prepared when an emergency arises. Our eye doctors at Springfield Optician are here to treat your eye care emergency when you need us most. Call our Springfield office today at (610) 543-9275, our Holmes office at (610) 461-7353, or our Chaddsford office at (610) 558-3142.