Understanding when to call an eye doctor is the key to taking care of your vision. We’re sure you know that you should visit with an ophthalmologist at least once a year for an annual eye exam. But just as you’d visit with a doctor between annual physicals if a problem arose, patients are advised to make emergency eye appointments when necessary to help ensure that their eyes get additional care when necessary.
To make sure that your eyes receive the care they need in a timely manner, we urge you to call your ophthalmologist if you develop any of the following symptoms:
In addition to monitoring for these symptoms, we encourage patients to watch for changes in the appearance of their eyes. While this may not indicate a vision problem, it could be a sign of an underlying health problem. For example, a yellowing of the whites in the eyes may indicate a developing case of liver disease, and the appearance of differently-sized pupils may indicate a possible brain tumor or stroke. Any changes in your eyes should be reported to your eye doctor or doctor.
Our professional and friendly eye care specialists and staffs are qualified to both carry out a range of exams and diagnose developing issues within your eyes. Some of our critical ophthalmic and optometric services include Retina, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Pediatrics, Oculoplastics, Cornea, and Refractions. We use only the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and eye care products available, so we can provide you with the best possible eye care you and your family deserves. From routine testing to more in-depth examinations, we have the knowledge and tools necessary to provide the best eye care guidelines for your individual eye health needs.