Emergency Eye Care at ABC Vision
When you are considering an optometry professional near Sherwood, Portland or Hillsboro, keep in mind that there may be times when you specifically need an eye doctor that is experienced in emergency eye care. If you're not sure what situations call for an eye care emergency visit, here are some instances when you may need to be seen immediately by an eye doctor.
The ABC Vision Difference
What makes ABC Vision special is ALL our Doctors are Ocular Disease Optometrists. They have been either residency-trained at a hospital post-doctorate or hold an additional research degree in ocular disease post-doctorate under an MD or Ph.D. This is part of the ABC Vision difference.
Expert diagnosis and management of eye disease depends upon having a professional eye care team that cares about your vision and stays current with medical progress. At ABC Vision, nothing matters more to us than your healthy, lasting vision. With skill and compassion, ABC Vision Ocular Disease Optometrists will perform a thorough eye exam to detect, rule out ocular disease, or help you manage your diagnosis. We will work closely with local Ophthalmologists or surgeons as part of a larger care team.
Sports Related Eye Injuries
Sports eye injuries may include emergencies that can result from professional athletics, adult recreational sports, or children who get an eye injury while playing games. Accidents to the eye include blunt impact with a ball, sharp impact from running into the edge of something, and even when a foreign object enters the eye. The severity of the injury can range from a red and swollen eye to a detached retina or broken bone under the eye. A visit to an eye doctor is highly recommended in any of these scenarios if further medical treatment is needed.
Chemical Injury to the Eye
Rinse the eyes for 20 minutes with clean water or a saline solution if a known or unknown chemical is splashed into your eyes. Depending on the chemical that entered the eye, you may need to proceed to emergency medical or eye care services. Avoid rubbing your eyes or using eye drops. Keep track of how much time passes before you get medical attention and always take the chemical container with you to the eye doctor if it is possible.
Eye Medical Emergencies
There are several reasons why people have extremely red or painful eyes that require medical attention. It could be air pollution, dust, allergies, dry air, or chemical exposure such as the chlorine in swimming pools that causes the red-eye condition. These conditions typically clear up on their own once the eye irritant is removed. If it is caused by inflammation or eye infection (pink eye), you need the expertise of an eye doctor or another medical professional for proper treatment.
Emergency Eye Care When You Need It
At ABC Vision, our Ocular Disease Optometrists are experienced with many conditions that require emergency eye care. We have optometry professionals on hand to diagnose and treat children, adults, and workplace eye-related injuries, or medical conditions. If you think your eye injury requires emergency attention, call us today to request an appointment or ask about our emergency, walk-in eye care service. Call our Sherwood office at 503-625-5599, our Hillsboro office at 503-649-7566, or our Portland office at 503-473-8039.