urgent need
Double Vision
Double Vision
Red Eye Treatment
Red Eye Treatment
Abrasions, Pain & Foreign Body Removal
Abrasions, Pain & Foreign Body Removal
Styes or Bumps
Styes or Bumps
Broke or Lost Glasses
Broke or Lost Glasses
Flashing Lights & Floaters
Flashing Lights & Floaters

Double Vision

true double vision is very urgent.

Double vision, also known as diplopia, could be a sign of a brain tumor, stroke or aneurysm. You should see your internist if you have acute onset double vision or go to the emergency room.

On the lesser serious side, we can determine if the double vision is due to your diabetes, thyroid problem or break through strabismus (crossed eyes). Some people think a blurred or overlapped image is double vision. In reality, it is most likely that your glasses correction will need to be refined and newly prescribed.

Red Eye Treatment

red eyes can be difficult to DIAGNOSE by looking in the mirror.

Fortunately, we can see your eye magnified 40x at the microscope. We also know how to distinguish between allergy, bacterial infections, viral infections, foreign bodies or a dry eye induced red eye.

We can prescribe medicine for you to get at the pharmacy or we may even have a sample.

Abrasions, Pain & Foreign Body Removal

Have something in your eye that can’t be flushed out?

Most of the time, people know that they were using tools without safety glasses and got something in their eye. Other times, you may not be the welder but you were just standing next to them and got a flash burn.

Sometimes the cause of your pain is not obvious. It may be due to a mascara brush injury, your baby scratching your cornea, or trying to get a contact lens out of your eye you actually lost hours ago.

Whatever the cause, we can make a quick and accurate diagnosis and relieve your pain almost instantly.

 

Styes or Bumps

Ouch! that bump hurts.

Styes (hordeolas) or bumps (chalazia) can appear quickly and get your attention. This usually means you have a blocked oil gland in your eyelid that needs attention before it gets worse. Special heating, cleansing and medication can resolve styes and bumps if you seek professional attention  early enough. This problem can be confused with a life threatening problem called cellulitis, which may require hospitalization.

Broke or Lost Glasses

it happens everyday, “my dog ate my glasses.”

While everyone should have a backup pair of glasses and sunglasses, many people like to live dangerously. Don’t worry, we have our optical laboratory on site and often can give you one-hour serve on new glasses replacements. There is no reason to go to the mall, we can do it all in a jiffy.

 

Flashing Lights & Floaters

if you feel there are fireworks going off in your eye or you see a shower of black dots, you may have a real urgent problem.

Most of the time, people that see spots are experiencing what is known as floaters. These can be an innocent representation of debris floating in the vitreous humor. A thorough retinal examination will reveal if you need to have retinal surgery or your floaters are just an innocent variety.

Clue #1: Do you just have one spot that moves in the same direction you move your eyes while looking up at the sky? It’s probably innocent.

Clue #2: Do you see a veil or curtain coming down and your vision is decreased? You are probably having a retinal detachment. Don’t delay, we can get you into a retinal surgeon right away.

 

 

Urgent situation? Don't wait.

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