An “emergency” in this case is any situation where the health of your eyes or your vision is at an immediate and serious risk. In these situations, seeking qualified medical care – such as that offered by Vivid Eye Care – is of the utmost priority.
Our experienced and compassionate team of eye care professionals is available to provide crucial treatment to a variety of eye care emergencies. From infections such as conjunctivitis to cases of sudden vision loss; you can trust our team to provide the care you need.
The vast majority of eye care related emergencies are easily preventable, with many of them occurring in the workplace. Ensuring that you always wear appropriate protective eyewear at work and follow all safety guidelines and procedures, will go a long way to preventing emergencies. Likeminded precautions can be taken at home, such as storing cleaning chemicals in locations where they can not be knocked down or dropped into your eyes.
In some rare cases, infections such as conjunctivitis can suddenly become extremely serious and potentially lead to vision loss.
Whether at the workplace or at home, we have access to many chemicals – such as cleaning agents and solvents – which can have severe consequences if our eyes come into contact with them.
Serious physical (blunt force) trauma to your eye, such as those caused by sporting accidents, should be treated by a doctor right away.
Commonly metal or organic material may become embedded or lodged in the eye. We strongly recommend that you seek professional medical care to remove any objects safely and effectively.
Any sudden loss of sight in either eye should be treated as an absolute emergency. This requires immediate medical treatment to prevent potential permanent vision loss.