Emergency Eye Care

Eye emergencies strike when you least expect them. While some may not appear serious, they can compromise your eye health. Advanced Family Eye Care always equips our patients with the correct information to ensure they are well prepared for emergencies. So today, look out for signs that you need emergency eye care.

Emergency Eye Care

Eye Pain

Pain is usually a common symptom in most eye conditions. Sometimes, pain may resolve independently, but if it lingers on for days, you need emergency eye care. Eye pain may be on the eye surface or inside the eye, depending on its cause. Common eye conditions that may cause pain include:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Eye injury
  • Glaucoma
  • Foreign object
  • Corneal abrasion

Since several factors can cause eye pain, how do you know you need emergency eye care? If you experience the following symptoms, call your optometrist immediately:

  • Damaging eye pain
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Severe eye trauma

Don't try home remedies if you have any of the above symptoms. Instead, book an appointment with our optometrist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Light sensitivity

Light sensitivity is a symptom where bright light irritates your eyes. As a result, you may squint or experience eye pain when sunlight exposes. Like eye pain, there are several causes of light sensitivity. The common causes are as follows:

  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Eye infections and allergies
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Eye injury

You should seek emergency eye care if light sensitivity comes alongside other symptoms, such as pain, redness, and blurry vision.

Burning or Itchy Eyes

This symptom could be a sign of infection or other severe eye conditions. If treatment isn’t sought early, eye itching may be a symptom of an underlying condition that may cause vision loss. You may have itchy eyes because of:

  • Eye infection
  • Eye injury
  • Dry eyes
  • Foreign object

Whenever you have itchy eyes or a burning sensation, notify your optometrist immediately for treatment.

Eye Redness

Your eyes may become red if the blood vessels inside the eyes are irritated or swollen. The causes of eye redness may range from mild to severe, but it’s always good to see our optometrist.

The common causes of eye redness include:

  • Eye injury
  • Eye infection and allergies
  • Foreign object
  • Chemical burns
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eyes

Eye redness alone doesn’t warrant emergency care, but if it results from chemical burns or eye injury, see an optometrist immediately. Besides, see our optometrist immediately if you develop symptoms like eye discharge, pain, light sensitivity, and vision changes.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Torrance, CA

Whenever you have ocular emergencies, it’s always comforting knowing help is around the corner. If you need emergency eye care in Torrance, CA, you can always count on Advanced Family Eye Care. Please schedule an appointment today for personalized care by calling (310) 373-9993.

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Torrance Office

Monday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Tuesday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Wednesday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch *Every 3rd and 4th Wednesday: 02:00pm - 5:30 pm
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09:30 am - 06:00 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
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09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Saturday
09:30 am - 01:00 pm
Sunday
Closed