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A Cut in the Eye? We Provide Emergency Eye Care Services in Poway

caucasian family pyramid - eye care Poway, CAWhen one gets a corneal abrasion or a cut in the eye, they often don't know what to do or where to go. Luckily, we offer emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don't try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.

Please call our Poway optometry practice at 858-842-5400 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel you need to find the nearest emergency room.

Look at your eye doctor like a family physician. They are there for primary eye care and can recommend you to a specialist if needed. But the eye doctor should always be your first line for all your eye care needs, including emergency eye care. Whether its an eye injury, eye allergies, inflamed red eyes, styes, floaters, or anything else, we are here to help.

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Eye Safety & Eye Injury Prevention

This short video stresses the importance of knowing the hazards at home and the workplace regarding your eyes. In this video, we review a few actual incidents where people lost part or all of their vision, along with one whose vision was saved by safety eyewear.

Symptoms that require emergency service include, but are not limited to:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden double vision
  • Sudden red/painful eye
  • Pink Eye
  • New onset flashes and/or floaters
  • Foreign body in the eye (especially metal or chemicals)

Things NOT to do while waiting for professional medical assistance:

  • DO NOT press on an injured eye or allow the victim to rub the eye(s).
  • DO NOT attempt to remove a foreign body that is resting on the cornea (the clear surface of the eye through which we see) or that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye.
  • DO NOT use dry cotton (including cotton swabs) or sharp instruments (such as tweezers) on the eye.
  • DO NOT attempt to remove an embedded object.

DO call our Poway eye care clinic at 858-842-5400 for further instructions! We are here for you!