Emergency Eye Care

In the Event of an Emergency

When it comes to your eyes, any sudden changes in vision or eye injuries must be taken seriously. Avoiding medical attention can lead to vision loss. If you feel you have an eye care emergency that needs immediate medical attention, please contact our office at (727) 528-2015. If you are calling after normal business hours please review the message from our answering service and follow the contact instructions.

Symptoms of an eye emergency:

  • Chemical contact with eye or face
  • Severe eye, head or face injury
  • Sudden loss of all or part of your vision
  • Bulging eye
  • Painful eye
  • Onset of flashing lights, floaters, or a noticeable increase in the amount of flashes and floaters
  • Appearance of a “veil”, or curtain across the field of vision
  • Sudden changes in pupil size
  • Eye that is sensitive to light
  • Foreign body in the eye
  • Double vision
  • Post-operative patients with pain in or around the eye, infectious discharge, increased redness, or decreased vision (in either eye)

Symptoms that require attention as soon as possible:

  • Red eye
  • Sensation of a foreign body present
  • Excessive tearing
  • Presence of pus or crusting