Find Help When You Need It Most
If you’re playing sports, using chemicals, or working in a hazardous area, make sure you wear proper eye protection. 90% of all eye emergencies can be prevented if you wear appropriate protection.
If you experience an eye emergency, find help immediately. Swift action is the key to preserving your or your loved one’s eyesight. Please contact our office for help with any of the emergencies below.
If your emergency happens outside of our regular office hours, please visit your nearest emergency room.
Common Eye Emergency Types
Physical trauma refers to any physical impact that takes place in or around the eye. Common symptoms can include:
- A black eye
- Eye bleeding
- Eye pain
If this happens to you or a loved one, place a cold compress on the area and call a medical professional immediately.
Chemical exposure can lead to severe symptoms, including eye pain, burning, redness, swelling, watery eyes, and more. Protect your eyes around chemicals, including:
- Battery acid
If your eyes make contact with a chemical, flush them with cool, clean water for 15 minutes, and call a medical professional.
Tears, Rips, & Punctures
Tears, rips, and punctures are some of the most severe eye emergencies. In this situation, apply an eye shield to the area and call a medical professional. Do not apply pressure.
For these types of emergencies, please visit your nearest emergency room.
Foreign Object in the Eye
Foreign objects can include dust, metal debris, wood shavings, and more. Your eyes might be able to remove smaller particles by blinking, but they could still cause corneal scarring. Larger objects can penetrate your eye, leading to more severe symptoms.
If your symptoms seem to be manageable, do not rub your eyes. Try blinking to remove the object or flush your eyes out with cool, clean water.
Certain eye diseases like wet age-related macular degeneration and closed-angle glaucoma can cause eye pain, redness, flashers, floaters, or even vision loss. If you’re at risk of developing one of these diseases and start developing these symptoms, please contact our team immediately.
Come See What We’re About
Find us in the same shopping center as Vons, UPS, and Colony Cleaners right on Regents Road. We offer parking in front of our practice with accessible options available.
- Phone: 858.546.1940
- Email: [email protected]
- 7770 Regents Road
- San Diego, CA 92122
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed