24 Hour Emergency Eye Care
After a weekend of treating several corneal abrasions and after-hour emergency visits, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the importance of prompt medical treatment to an injured eye.
If you feel that you have an urgent problem that requires immediate attention, you should call your eye doctor immediately. If your eye doctor is not immediately available, you may call 911 or proceed to an emergency room of your choice.
If you live in the Chicago area and are in need of urgent care, please call one of our Chicago eye clinics right away and follow the prompts for after hours calls:
- University Village: 312.829.6173
- South Loop: 312.663.4250
- Hyde Park: 773.363.0202
The following symptoms require contacting an optometrist or ophthalmologist as soon as possible:
- Sensitivity to light
- Vision loss
- Pain or a foreign body sensation
- A sudden increase in flashes or floaters
- Sudden onset of double vision or changes in pupil size
As was the case with several of my patients this weekend, with prompt medical attention, eyesight often can be preserved even after severe injuries.