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Emergency Eye Care in Manassas: When Every Second Counts

In moments of crisis, seeking timely care can make all the difference. While the instinct may be to head to the nearest hospital in health emergencies, what about when it involves your eyes? That's where Piedmont Vision steps in, specializing in swift treatments for eye emergencies.

Whether you're an existing patient or new to our practice, we're here to guide you through the process.

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Recognizing The Urgency: Warning Signs of an Eye Emergency

It is crucial to detect any potential eye emergencies early. Look out for these indicators that may require immediate attention:

  • Experiencing a sensation of burning or stinging in your eyes.
  • Noticing unusual or divergent eye movements.
  • Encountering double vision unexpectedly.
  • Sudden and unexplained blurred vision.
  • Observing flashes of light in your visual field.
  • Sensing a heightened sensitivity to light, whether new or intensified.
  • Noticing any discharge or presence of blood in the eyes.
  • Experiencing severe itching or noticeable swelling around the eye area.

Eye Emergencies We Treat

Foreign Body Removal

When debris or foreign objects accidentally enter the eye, immediate action is crucial. Our skilled team is ready to provide prompt and safe removal. Avoid attempting it yourself; a quick call to us can prevent further damage.

Lost/Broken Contacts

Torn or lost contact lenses can be distressing, especially when they end up in your eye. Learn how to handle these situations, but always remember our expert assistance is just a call away if needed.

Chemical Exposure to Eyes

In cases of eye contact with chemicals, immediate action is crucial:

  • Immediately flush the eye with water or a sterile saline solution.
  • Hold the eye under a faucet, shower, or pour water into the eye using a clean container.
  • Keep the eye open as wide as possible during flushing.
  • Continue flushing for at least 15 minutes.

If a contact lens is in the eye, begin flushing over the lens immediately, as this may dislodge the lens. Do not bandage the eye; seek emergency medical care promptly after flushing.

Red and Burning Eyes

Red and burning eyes can signal various issues, from allergies to more severe conditions. Our optometrists can effectively diagnose and treat the cause of your red or burning eyes.

Discharge From the Eye

Get the facts about eye discharge, commonly misdiagnosed as pink eye. Opt for a proper evaluation by our eye doctors for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Flashes and Floaters in the Eye

Don't ignore flashing lights or floaters; they might indicate a retinal defect or other conditions. Call us to discuss your symptoms, and we'll guide you on the best course of action.

Sudden Vision Changes

If you or a loved one experiences sudden vision changes, such as sudden vision loss, it's time to contact our Manassas office at 703-369-3937. Timely diagnosis by our optometrists can be pivotal in restoring normal vision.

Corneal Abrasions

Corneal abrasions require urgent attention. Recognize the signs and rely on Piedmont Vision for rapid and effective emergency treatments like:

  • Persistent eye pain or discomfort
  • Light sensitivity
  • Excessive tearing
  • Blurred vision
  • The sensation of a foreign object in the eye

Emergency Care for Eye Infections

In moments of eye infection emergencies, immediate and expert care is paramount. At Piedmont Vision, we offer swift and precise treatments, ensuring your eyes receive the attention they need.

Get in Touch for Emergency Eye Care

If you have an eye emergency, contact Piedmont Vision and protect your vision.