Emergent Eye Issues

In addition to regular eye exams, Beatty Eyes Optometry also provides urgent care eye exams in the case of an eye emergency. An injury to the eye or experiencing certain symptoms can indicate that you should call Beatty Eyes Optometry to schedule an urgent care eye exam. While we do our best to schedule same-day urgent care eye exams, there are cases where you may be scheduled for the next day. In the meantime, we will provide you with instructions on how to manage your condition until you can be seen. 

Did You Know?

Approximately 2 million eye injuries occur annually in the United States. A large percentage of these 2 million eye injuries eventually results in vision loss.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

How do I know if an urgent care eye exam is needed?

When you or a family member are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may need an urgent care eye exam: 

  • Eye pain
  • Sudden or noticeable vision changes
  • Red eye
  • Different sized pupils
  • Bulging eyes
  • Headaches along with a family history of glaucoma
  • Eye burning or stinging
  • Severe itching in or around the eye
  • One eye not moving like the other
  • Bruising or bleeding around the eye
  • Double vision
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Blood in the whites of the eye
  • New or severe headaches

Additionally, a traumatic eye injury or accident involving foreign substances in the eye are also situations where an urgent care eye exam is needed. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or situations, call Beatty Eyes Optometry immediately. 

How can I prevent eye emergencies?

Accidents happen and this is no exception when it comes to your eyes. Here are some general tips to help prevent eye emergencies: 

  • Wear safety goggles when working with power tools or chemicals
  • Keep heated appliances (curling irons) away from your eyes
  • Childproof your home by removing things with sharp edges