An eye emergency can involve redness, swelling, and severe pain. It can be caused by infections, a foreign particle entering your eye, trauma from an impact, and more. When it comes to eye emergencies, urgency is essential. Reach out to us as soon as you start to feel that something is not right.
Those suffering from an eye emergency will generally be able to tell when there is something amiss with their eyes. However, they might neglect coming to us and wait for the symptoms to subside which can make the damage worse. The following symptoms indicate an eye emergency and the need for an emergency appointment with us:
- Double vision
- Loss of vision
- Foreign elements like chemicals and metals in the eye
- Pink eye
- Trauma to the eye
- Sudden onset of floaters or flashing lights
Please contact us immediately at Langley Optometry if you notice any of these signs or abnormalities with your eyesight. We can also help you determine if your situation requires a trip to the emergency room or an urgent referral to a specialist.