Emergency Eye Care in North Carolina

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We Can Help Protect Your Vision

Your vision is precious, and an emergency can place it at risk. Eye emergencies can happen at any time, and it is important to know what to do. Swift action can help preserve your sight. 

If you experience an eye emergency, contact Albemarle Eye Center as soon as possible. Our staff can assess the damage to your eye and determine the best course of action. If an emergency happens outside of office hours, visit your closest emergency room. 

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It can be hard to know when you’re experiencing an eye emergency, but there are common symptoms to watch out for. Visit one of our locations or an emergency room if you experience any of the following: 

  • Bleeding from the eyes
  • Extreme itchiness
  • Eye trauma
  • Foreign body in the eye
  • Discharge or crustiness
  • Bruising around the eye
  • Chemical splash
  • Scratches or cuts
  • Enlarged pupils
  • Eye pain or soreness

Handling an Eye Emergency

Emergencies can happen, so it is important to know what to do. In the case of certain emergencies, like chemical contact to the eye or a foreign object, damage can occur quickly. Avoid making unnecessary contact with your eye and visit one of our locations as soon as possible. 

In an emergency, you must avoid further damage to your eyes. Visiting a medical professional as soon as possible should be your priority. In the meantime, avoid the following:

  • Attempting to remove foreign objects
  • Putting medications or drops in your eyes
  • Using tweezers or other tools near the eye
  • Rubbing or applying pressure to your eyes
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Preserve Your Vision

Albemarle Eye Center provides excellent service and recognizes the importance of consistent eye exams. Our team prides itself on using our expertise in vision care to protect, correct, and restore your vision.

Contact us to learn more about the importance of adult eye exams, and book your comprehensive eye test for seniors today.

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