Chicago Emergency Eye Care

While routine eye care is important, occasionally you may need urgent eye care. At Vision Salon, we have emergency optometrists in Blue Island available to help you in these types of situations.

Signs You Need Emergency Eye Care

Eye problems can range from mild to severe, but you will not know the extent of the issue until you get your eyes checked. If you neglect to see an emergency ophthalmologist or eye doctor, it could result in serious and potentially lasting consequences for your eye health and vision.

Call our office immediately if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Double vision
  • Itchy eyes
  • Blurry vision or sudden change in vision
  • Extreme sensitivity to light
  • Burning or stinging sensation in the eyes
  • Red or bloodshot eyes
  • Eye discharge
  • Bruising or bleeding around the eyes
  • Loss of vision
  • Irregular eye movement

These symptoms could be a sign of several different eye issues such as an eye infection, retinal damage, corneal defect, or something stuck in your eye. Some of these problems may also be contagious or get worse over time, so it is important to get emergency eye care as soon as possible.

While you are waiting to meet with one of our emergency eye doctors, you want to ensure that you do not inadvertedly make the problem worse. Wash your hands to avoid potentially spreading germs. Do not try to remove something stuck in your eye on your own. While tempting, you should do your best to avoid touching or rubbing your eyes, which could make your eyes more irritated. If your vision is impaired, you should not drive.

Our Emergency Eye Care Services

At Vision Salon, we are here to not only diagnose the problem but also to provide you with the best treatment plan possible for your specific needs so that you can hopefully be on your way to a speedy recovery.

To begin, your eye doctor will likely perform an emergency eye exam to get a better idea of the issue at hand. Depending on the nature of your eye problem, your emergency eye care visit may also include more specialized tests for an accurate diagnosis.

Once your doctor has a better understanding of your eye problem, they will create a treatment plan that may include eye drops or other remedies. With proper care, many of these issues will be resolved quickly. In the case of disease, a more in-depth eye disease management plan may be required.