Emergency Eye Services

Emergency Eye Care Services from the San Gabriel Eye Center

It is very important to find a reliable eye doctor to make sure to keep your eyes healthy, and your vision at its best. A trained optometrist can provide a wide range of services ranging from contact lenses, glasses, frames, and preventative care. It is important for everyone to make sure they schedule an eye checkup on a regular basis. This preventative exam gives the doctor an opportunity to identify problems before they arise. At the same time, emergency situations can happen from time to time. This is where having a trained optometrist team in Georgetown, such as the San Gabriel Eye Center, is invaluable.

Examples of Emergency Eye Care Needs

Often, people don't realize just how important their eyesight is or they take it for granted, until they have a problem with it. Some of the most common emergency eye care needs we see in our clinic include:

  • Orbital Cellulitis: This is a serious infection of the eye itself which needs to be treated quickly. If someone presents to our office with signs and symptoms of orbital cellulitis, such as redness, fever, and swelling of the eye itself, we can help them get the care they need.
  • Foreign Body in the Eye: Another common eye emergency we see is a foreign body in the eye. A foreign body can range in size from a speck or a splinter to the size of a stake or pole. Regardless of the identity of the object, we can take steps to remove it.
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is an eye emergency. This results from changes in pressure behind the eye that might lead to the death of the optic nerves themselves. Because the consequences of this nerve damage might not be reversible, this condition needs to be addressed by a trained professional immediately.
  • Retinal Detachment: A retinal detachment is often described as a black curtain falling across someone's visual field. Understandably, this is a scary situation and also represents an optical emergency. It takes a trained eye professional to help someone with this problem, preserving their vision. 

Trust the Team at the San Gabriel Eye Center

In the end, an eye emergency can take many forms. It is important for everyone in the Georgetown area to know where to go. That is where the providers from the San Gabriel Eye Center can step in and help. Our optometry team works hard to make sure that all of our patients have access to trained and experienced providers. These eye doctors work hard to stay on top of the latest information and technology in their field, ensuring that everyone has access to the latest care methods in the world of optometry. To learn more about the services we provide, please call us today at (512) 863-2078 to schedule an appointment.