Mission Valley Eye Center provides emergency eye services as needed.

In many cases, eye emergencies can arise with little warning, and serious eye health problems seldom show any early symptoms. Therefore, through regular exams, certain eye problems that have the potential to risk eyesight can be caught before they cause irreparable damage.

However, while routine eye care is the first line of defense as far as protecting your vision and your eye health, it is also important to deal with serious eye injuries as quickly as possible. Acting swiftly to diagnose and treat eye emergencies can help prevent vision loss. Since many eye problems can have the same or similar symptoms, you should consult an eye doctor to determine the cause of your discomfort. Some of the most frequent complaints include itching, burning, pain, discharge, vision loss, and seeing flashes or “floaters.”

Eye redness, another common condition, is caused by enlarged or dilated blood vessels. Redness and irritation can be signs of minor problems or of more serious eye injuries that could risk eyesight. To be safe and to try to prevent vision loss, you should get medical attention as soon as possible if your eyes are inexplicably red or irritated for a long time.

Our doctors have experience treating most eye injuries and emergencies. We will always accept appointments in urgent situations, so do not hesitate to contact us.