Emergency Eye Care

Sometimes a more pressing eye issue emerges, but it does not warrant a trip to the emergency room. Our optometrists in Waterville and Newport are available to help you when urgent eye care needs arise. Our doctors understand that unexpected situations happen and are available to assist you. 


When Do You Need Emergency Eye Care? 

It is important to see an emergency eye doctor if you are experiencing acute eye issues that do not require going to an emergency room. Because emergency eye problems can range from mild to severe and escalate quickly, it is wise to get urgent eye care sooner rather than later in these situations. Neglecting to seek help for an eye emergency may lead to serious or potentially permanent consequences for your eyes. 


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

  • Eye discharge 
  • Sudden change in vision 
  • Loss of vision, double vision, or blurry vision 
  • Irregular eye movement 
  • Itchy, red, or bloodshot eyes  
  • Extreme sensitivity to light   
  • Burning or stinging sensation in the eyes    
  • Bruising or bleeding around the eyes  


Eye infections, corneal defects, damage to the retina, or having an object stuck in your eye can all contribute to these issues. It is important to seek emergency eye care right away, as some problems can be contagious or get worse as time goes on.  


Emergency Eye Care Services at Newport Eye Care 

At Newport Eye Care, we can diagnose emergency eye problems and offer solutions. We will provide you with the best treatment plan for your needs to ensure you have a safe and speedy recovery.  


Before you get to our office, take these precautions to avoid making the problem worse. Take out your contacts if you wear them. Wash your hands immediately after touching them to avoid potentially spreading infection. In fact, you should avoid touching or rubbing your eyes altogether. Also do not try to fix the problem on your own such trying to remove something that is stuck. Be sure to not drive if your vision is impaired.  


One of our doctors will perform an emergency eye exam to get a better idea of the issue and its potential causes. Depending on the type of eye emergency, this exam may also involve more specialized tests for accurate diagnosis. A treatment plan will be created once your doctor has a better idea of the issue at hand. This plan may include eye drops or other remedies to promote healing and recovery. Many eye issues resolve quickly with proper care and attention, but if disease is detected, your doctor may recommend an in-depth eye disease management plan 


If you suspect you need emergency eye care, do not wait to get help. Call one of our offices today to get the help you need from our qualified doctors.