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Providing 24/7 Emergency Eye Care in New Holland

caucasian family pyramidOptometric Associates offers 24-hour emergency eye care services to address urgent eye problems. Our experienced optometrists use state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat various eye conditions promptly, ensuring the best possible outcome for your vision.

24-Hour Emergency Eye Care. Call Now!

If you're experiencing urgent eye problems such as infections, injuries, sudden vision changes, or foreign objects in your eyes, call Optometric Associates immediately at 717-354-2020. Our optometrists are available 24/7 to assist with prompt treatment. Don't delay - call us now for urgent care.

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Why You Should Choose Optometric Associates for Your Emergency Eye Care Needs

New Holland optometrist, Dr. Jonathan Andrews, discusses the importance of being aware of potential eye hazards in the workplace and at home. Dr. Andrews highlights real-life incidents and emphasizes the critical role of safety eyewear in preventing eye emergencies.

When to Seek Emergency Eye Care Services in New Holland?

Common symptoms that may indicate the need for emergency eye care include:

  • Sudden vision loss
  • Severe eye pain
  • Sudden redness or swelling of the eye
  • Sudden double vision
  • Seeing floaters or flashes of light
  • Feeling like there is a foreign object in the eye
  • Post-eye surgery, new or worsening swelling

What Should You Not Do in an Eye Emergency?

While waiting for emergency care, here are some things you should NOT do:

  • Do not rub or touch your eyes
  • Avoid applying pressure to the affected eye
  • Do not attempt to remove any foreign object embedded in the eye
  • Avoid touching the eye with dry cotton, or sharp objects like tweezers
  • Do not ignore your symptoms or delay seeking care

    DO call our office in New Holland at 717-354-2020 for further instructions! We are here for you!

    What to Do in Case of an Eye Emergency?

    Eye infections, severe allergies, and foreign objects in the eye are among the common reasons for emergency room visits. Our optometrists are well-equipped to handle such emergencies. However, it is important to understand the type and urgency of your specific case and seek appropriate care.

    We understand that it can be challenging to determine the severity of an eye emergency on your own. Don't hesitate to call us for guidance. Our knowledgeable staff can assess your symptoms and help determine the urgency of your condition.

    Optometric Associates: Your Go-To Emergency Eye Care Provider in New Holland

    ✔︎ Eye infections, like pink eye

    ✔︎ Scratched or damaged corneas

    ✔︎ Eye pain, dryness, and itchines

    ✔︎ Foreign objects lodged in the eye

    ✔︎ Sudden loss of vision or double vision

    ✔︎ Eye trauma, like a black eye

    ✔︎ Contact lenses that are stuck in the eye

    ✔︎ Flashes of light or other visual disturbances

    ✔︎ Uncomfortable, itchy, red, or watery eyes

    ✔︎ Chemical in the eye

    ✔︎ Styes

    When to Visit the Emergency Room (ER) for Eye Care

    In some cases, it may be necessary to receive immediate medical care at an emergency room:

    • Objects that penetrate the eye, like a fish hook or piece of glass
    • Severe pain or heavy bleeding from the eye

    Why Are My Eyes Red and Sore?

    Red and sore eyes can be caused by a variety of factors, including allergies, infections, and inflammation. It can also cause problems like dryness, itching, and discharge.

    At Optometric Associates, we offer comprehensive treatment for pink eye and other bacterial infections. We also provide specialized care for eye allergies and burns. Our services are available for the whole family, ensuring everyone receives the highest quality of care.

    What Causes a Pimple in the Eye?

    A stye is characterized by a red, painful bump on the eyelid, typically caused by a bacterial infection. Styes are generally harmless, but they are contagious.

    While styes usually clear up on their own, other conditions cause similar symptoms that require medical attention. Call our practice in New Holland for assistance and care.

    There’s Something in My Eye!

    Foreign bodies such as dirt, sand, or sawdust can cause pain and irritation in the eye, and if left untreated, cause infection.

    If something is stuck in your eye for several hours, stop trying to remove it yourself. Call Optometric Associates immediately for emergency treatment. Schedule an appointment with your optometrist to inspect your eye if it is not bothering you too much.

    Prompt medical attention is necessary if you suspect a foreign body has penetrated your eye. Delaying eye care can lead to severe consequences such as loss of vision, premature cataracts, and retinal damage.

    A Quick Guide to Getting Something Out of Your Eye

    To get something out of your eye, follow these steps:

    1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
    2. Avoid rubbing your eye to prevent further irritation.
    3. If the object is lodged under your upper eyelid, gently place the upper lid over the lower lid and roll your eye to try and dislodge it.
    4. Blink your eye repeatedly to encourage tears to flush out the object.
    5. Rinse your eye with room temperature, clean water to wash out any debris.

    Don’t hesitate to call Optometric Associates in New Holland, PA, for immediate assistance. Our experienced optometrist can safely remove the foreign body and prevent potential complications.