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Emergency Eye Care in New Haven County

When urgent eye care needs arise, our emergency optometrists at Lighthouse Vision are available to help you. We understand that unexpected eye issues happen. When they do, our eye doctors in Milford are available to assist you in these types of situations.

When Do You Need Emergency Eye Care?

While you will not know the extent of an eye issue until you get it checked, eye problems can range from mild to severe, so it is important to see an eye doctor right away if you are experiencing any problems.

Neglecting to see an emergency ophthalmologist or eye doctor could lead to serious and potentially long-lasting consequences for your eye health.

Instead of hoping the problem will go away on its own, you should call our office immediately if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 

  • Itchy eyes 
  • Eye discharge
  • Sudden change in or loss of vision
  • Bruising or bleeding around the eyes 
  • Double vision
  • Blurry vision
  • Irregular eye movement
  • Extreme sensitivity to light 
  • Burning or stinging sensation in the eyes  
  • Red or bloodshot eyes 

These symptoms may stem from various eye issues, such as eye infections, corneal defects, damage to the retina, or having an object stuck in your eye. Some problems can also be contagious or worsen over time, so it is important to seek emergency eye care right away and take steps to avoid inadvertently making the problem worse.

Make sure you wash your hands to avoid potentially spreading infection. You should also avoid touching or rubbing your eyes, including attempting to remove something stuck in your eye on your own. Always get a ride to our office if your vision is compromised.

Milford Emergency Eye Care Services

At Lighthouse Vision, we offer emergency eye services to residents of Milford, Orange, West Haven, Stratford, Monroe, and New Haven. We are here to diagnose problems while also providing you with the best possible treatment plan for your needs, setting you up for a speedy recovery.  

Your doctor will likely perform an emergency eye exam to get a better idea of the issue at hand. This eye exam may also involve more specialized tests for accurate diagnosis depending on the nature of the emergency eye problem. Once your doctor has a better understanding of the issue, they will create a treatment plan. This treatment plan may include several different remedies or approaches to promote recovery. Many eye issues resolve quickly with proper care. If a disease is detected, your doctor may develop a long-term eye disease management plan.

Do not wait if you suspect you need urgent eye care. Call our office today for an emergency eye exam in Milford.