Eye Infections & Emergencies
Medical eye problems are acute or chronic eye conditions that fall out of scope for a normal eye exam and lens prescription you typically receive at an eye exam. A medical office visit can cover a range of incidents and conditions such as eye infections, bleeding, trauma, scratches, foreign objects, burns, bumps, retinal tears or detachments and more!
Eye Injuries/Trauma: Any type of eye injury requires a trip to the eye doctor. Depending on the extent of the injury, the eye must be evaluated and treated properly by an optometrist to prevent further damage.
Eye Infections: An eye infection can be allergic, bacterial, viral, or fungal in nature. Common symptoms include red eyes, pain or irritation, foreign body sensation, discharge, light sensitivity, blurry vision or watery eyes. Since there are different causes of eye infections, it is important to see your optometrist to help diagnose and provide you with the best treatment options. Our goal is to provide you patient comfort, reduce the course of infection or inflammation, and prevent the spread of infection if contagious.
Flashes or Floaters: Floaters appear as small, semi-transparent or cloudy particles in various shapes and sizes caused by particles floating in the fluid that fills the inside of your eyes. Most floaters are not harmful, however they can sometimes be an indication of a more serious problem. Flashes can appear as lightning streaks in the eye and can be caused by the vitreous pulling away from the retina. If you have a sudden onset of flashes of light or floaters, contact us immediately for an emergency visit
Styes and Chalazion: A stye, or hordeolum, is an infection of an oil gland of the eyelid. A chalazion is due to a blockage or swelling of the oil gland of the eyelid.