Did you know...
In addition to helping detect, treat and prevent eye diseases, most doctors of optometry provide care for urgent eye health issues like infections (ie. pink eye), inflammation (ie. blepharitis), allergies and eye injuries, including removing foreign bodies from the eye. As trained specialists, optometrists can assess unusual or sudden vision changes and various conditions causing eye pain and, when necessary, provide referrals to other specialists.
Do you need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral, and in most cases we see you on the same day.
What are the most common urgent eye care issues?
The most common issues are pink eye, redness, allergies, eye infections and inflammation, abrasions, and foreign objects stuck in the eye.
What are some common symptoms of eye infections?
Common symptoms include:
- Blurry Vision
- Light sensitivity
Where do most eye injuries occur?
- 44% occur at home
- 16% occur at work
- 14% at school or other
- 15% during sports and recreation
- 11% on the road