Emergency Eye Care

Optometrists located in Bronx, NY

Emergency Eye Care

Emergency eye care provides prompt treatment for corneal abrasions, sudden vision loss, and other types of eye trauma. At Vistasite Eye Care in The Bronx, New York City, experienced optometrist Rostislav Ryvkin, OD, provides same-day emergency eye care to people of all ages. Whether you get hit in the eye while playing sports or have an infection that just won’t heal, emergency eye care can help. Call Vistasite Eye Care in The Bronx today to schedule emergency eye care or walk into the office during normal business hours. 

Emergency Eye Care Q & A

Who should consider emergency eye care?

It’s important to seek emergency eye care at VistaSite Eye Care immediately if you injure your eye or eyelid. Your vision is delicate, and injuries can mean permanent damage without prompt treatment.

Eye injuries that require immediate attention include:

  • Trauma
  • Foreign objects
  • Scratches
  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Harmful chemical exposure

In addition, schedule emergency eye care if you have glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or another chronic eye problem and you experience sudden vision changes. 

What symptoms indicate a need for emergency eye care?

Visit Vistasite Eye Care in The Bronx for emergency eye care if you develop any of the following symptoms:

  • Bulging or bleeding in the white part of your eye
  • Stinging or burning in your eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Unequal pupils
  • Feeling like you have something in your eye
  • Redness or itchy eyes
  • Headaches
  • Eye pain
  • Double vision
  • Bruising in or around your eye
  • Loss of vision (partial or total) 
  • Foreign objects in your eye
  • Bleeding or discharge from your eye

Waiting to seek treatment if you have these symptoms could result in permanent damage, so schedule an appointment at VistaSite Eye Care in The Bronx right away.

What should I do if I have an eye emergency?

Stay calm if you or a loved one experiences an eye emergency. If you suffer a traumatic injury or get something stuck in your eye, avoid rubbing it, and don’t try to remove the object on your own. 

Contact Vistasite Eye Care in The Bronx to make a same-day appointment with Dr. Ryvkin. The practice is open seven days a week and is fully equipped to treat even the most severe eye emergencies. 

If your emergency occurs outside of regular business hours, visit your nearest emergency room (ER). 

How can I reduce my risk of an eye emergency?

Eye injuries can happen at any time, but there are several things you can do to reduce your risk. Dr. Ryvkin recommends wearing protective eyewear when working with tools or playing sports. If you have young children, keep sharp objects out of reach and supervise them when they’re playing. In addition, schedule annual eye exams to catch potential vision problems early on. 

Call Vistasite Eye Care in The Bronx today to receive emergency eye care, book your appointment online, or walk into the office during business hours.