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Emergency Eye Care on Speed Dial: Quick Relief From Infections & More

Few things are as valuable to your well-being as your sight. Your eyes are the windows to the world, allowing you to take in the beauty around you and experience life in all its vibrant hues.

However, there are moments when unforeseen circumstances can threaten the clarity and comfort of your vision. Luckily, our emergency eye care in Atlanta acts as your first line of defense, ensuring that you get immediate and expert care when you need it the most.

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Eye Infection: Swift Intervention for Rapid Relief

Eye infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergens can lead to symptoms such as redness, discharge, and light sensitivity. It is crucial to seek professional care to prevent the condition from deteriorating.

Our emergency eye doctors have the expertise to diagnose the type of infection and prescribe appropriate treatment, whether it's antibiotic drops, ointments, or other necessary interventions.

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Corneal Abrasions: Healing the Window to Your World

The cornea, the transparent outer layer of the eye responsible for focusing light and ensuring clear vision, plays a critical role. Corneal abrasions, which are scratches or injuries to the cornea, can cause intense pain, tearing, and sensitivity to light. These abrasions can be caused by foreign objects, accidents, or contact lens complications, with the primary concern being the potential for infection or further damage. We treat corneal abrasions, providing immediate relief and guidance on proper healing measures.

Foreign Body Removal: Swift and Skilled Extraction

The eye's delicate structure makes it susceptible to foreign bodies, such as debris, dust, or particles that can accidentally enter the eye. Although our natural reflex is to rub our eyes to alleviate discomfort, this can worsen the situation and cause further irritation.

Attempting to remove foreign bodies on your own can lead to injury or corneal abrasions, so ensure you see our trained optometrists for safe and efficient removal of foreign bodies from the eye.

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Other Types of Eye Emergencies: Your Comprehensive Care Hub

Eye emergencies can take various forms, each requiring unique expertise and intervention. Other eye emergencies we treat include:

  • Sudden vision loss
  • Eye trauma
  • Chemical exposure
  • Sudden onset of flashes or floaters
  • Orbital (eye socket) fractures
  • Retinal detachment
  • Hyphema (pooling of blood caused by trauma)
  • Stuck contact lenses

Optique At West Paces is a comprehensive eye care hub for numerous emergencies. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and technology, allowing us to accurately assess the situation and determine the best course of action as quickly as possible.

What to Do During An Eye Emergency: Your Action Plan

Knowing what steps to take during an eye emergency can make all the difference in preserving your vision and preventing further complications.

  1. Firstly, remain calm. Panic can result in you making rash decisions that make your eye concern more urgent.
  1. Avoid rubbing your eyes. Rubbing can worsen the situation.
  1. If you have a foreign object embedded in your eye, avoid trying to remove it with tweezers. Cover your injured eye with a paper cup to prevent further injury, and seek professional assistance instead.
  1. For chemical exposure, thoroughly rinse your eyes with clean water and seek immediate medical attention.
  1. If a loose particle or debris is in your eye, fill a cup with warm water and try to rinse or soak it out.
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If you experience sudden vision changes, eye pain, or any other concerning symptoms, reach out to us immediately.