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Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care services offered in Corona, CA

Emergency Eye Care services offered in the greater Corona, CA area

Emergency eye care provides immediate treatment of eye-related injuries and diseases. At Corona Vision Center in Corona, California, the team of experienced optometrists offers same-day emergency eye care to people of all ages. If you have severe headaches or get something stuck in your eye, seek treatment immediately. Call Corona Vision Center today to receive emergency eye care or walk into the office during normal business hours. 

Emergency Eye Care Q & A

My eye burns. Should I schedule emergency eye care?

Yes. Emergency eye care promptly manages eye-related medical emergencies, like chemical burns, traumatic injuries, and lodged foreign objects. 

If you have swelling, burning, or redness in your eyes, seeking treatment is essential. Without intervention, you’re more likely to experience permanent eye damage or lasting complications, like vision loss. 

When should I schedule emergency eye care?

Contact Corona Vision Center for emergency eye care if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Double vision
  • Redness or irritation
  • Burning or stinging
  • Eye pain
  • Decreased vision
  • Bleeding from the eye
  • Severe itching
  • New or severe headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Discharge from the eye

Corona Vision Center diagnoses and treats most eye-related emergencies, but if you have a traumatic injury or sudden vision loss, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room right away. 

What should I do if I need emergency eye care?

If you or a loved one needs emergency eye care, stay calm and contact Corona Vision Center. Whatever you do, avoid rubbing or applying pressure to your eye, and don’t try to remove any foreign objects on your own. These activities often make the problem worse and increase your risk of more serious complications.

Once you call the office and explain your symptoms, the administrative staff provides recommendations to limit the pain on your way over. 

What happens during an emergency eye care visit?

Your Corona Vision Center provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when they started, what they feel like, and if anything triggered them, like something getting stuck in your eye. 

Next, they complete an eye exam, checking your corneas, irises, and pupils for signs of damage or disease. Most eye emergencies are easy to diagnose, but your provider might order 3D eye scans or a dilated eye exam to look at the back of your eyes. Then, your provider makes personalized treatment recommendations. 

How are eye-related emergencies treated?

Treatment of eye-related emergencies depends on the underlying cause and the severity of your symptoms. Your Corona Vision Center provider might recommend:

  • Prescription antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection
  • Special eye drops to reduce inflammation
  • Medication to increase the production of tears
  • Cold or warm compresses to reduce swelling
  • An eye patch to protect your eyeball while it heals

If you have a serious injury, surgery might be necessary, but only as a last resort. 

Don’t wait to seek emergency eye care. Call Corona Vision Center today or walk in during normal office hours.