An eye emergency occurs when your eye suffers a trauma. You should contact your eye doctor at 2020 Vision Place immediately if you think you have an eye emergency. Some emergencies that require medical attention include a painful or red eye, a change in vision, nausea that accompanies the eye pain, a chemical injury, or a scratch, cut, or penetration of the eye.
Dr. Ralph Bourjolly, your Tamarac eye doctor at 2020 Vision Place, has been screening, diagnosing and treating patients throughout the South Florida area for over 20 years. Certain vision problems can be very distressing, but many eye conditions are temporary and minor. They often are resolved on their own. However, if your symptoms come on quickly, are severe or persistent then you should seek care. Some conditions such as sudden vision loss, severe eye pain, or eyelid swelling indicate an emergency and treatment should be sought.
If you think you are having an emergency make an appointment to see Dr. Bourjolly immediately. He uses state-of-the-art technology to diagnose most eye conditions. If your problem is very serious and he is not able to help you, you will be referred to a doctor who specializes in your type of condition.
If you wear contacts, you may have accidentally slept in them. This can cause a painful and light sensitive condition. Your eye may be inflamed from having worn them too long. In another instance, your contacts may have debris on them that has not been removed. This could cause an irritation of your cornea. In addition, contact lenses that have a slight rip or tear in them can also cause your eye to become irritated. It is important to inspect your contacts for dirt and debris before you place them on your eye. You should also inspect them for slight rips.
Discuss with Dr. Bourjolly, your Tamarac eye doctor, at 2020 Vision Place about the correct way to insert and remove your contact lenses. It is also necessary to store them properly. Your hands should always be thoroughly washed before you handle your contacts. Bacteria on your hands can be easily transferred to your eyes and can cause an infection. Preventive care is essential in diminishing the likelihood of an eye care emergency.
If you have an eye problem that is bothering you, call 2020 Vision Place today and have a consultation with Dr. Bourjolly, your local Tamarac optometrist. He is an experienced and caring professional who will take the time to give you the personal attention you deserve.