Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care services offered in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY
Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care services offered in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

You can’t always control when you’ll need professional eye care. That’s why the team at Vistasite Eye Care of Sheepshead Bay in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, led by Stanislav Ilyusha, OD, offers emergency eye care appointments seven days per week. The team welcomes patients on short notice and walk-ins. Call today if you need immediate eye care, or use the online tool to book a same-day appointment.

Emergency Eye Care Q & A

What is emergency eye care?

When you’ve experienced trauma to your eyes or have a sudden loss of vision, get treated quickly. Early interventions can help you avoid complications and regain or preserve your vision. 

At Vistasite Eye Care of Sheepshead Bay, the team has extensive experience in evaluating and treating ocular emergencies. The office features state-of-the-art equipment that can handle most eye injuries and diagnose diseases or infections that could cause pain or vision loss. 

When should I seek emergency eye care?

If you have a red or irritated eye, don’t ignore it and just hope it goes away on its own. It could indicate a bacterial infection, viral infection, or serious corneal ulcer. 

Other symptoms that benefit from emergency eye care include: 

  • Sudden vision loss or distorted vision
  • Sudden onset of light sensitivity, double vision, or eye pain
  • Blunt trauma or penetrating trauma to the eye
  • Foreign object in the eye
  • Abrasions of the eye
  • Flashes and sudden onset of floaters in your vision
  • Sudden onset of halos around lights 
  • Sudden droopy lid or swelling of the eyelid
  • Unusual discharge from the eye

If your eyes are splashed with chemicals or other dangerous compounds, you should also seek emergency eye care.

What should I do until I can seek emergency eye care?

The Vistasite Eye Care of Sheepshead Bay team advises you not to rub or press on an injured eye. Don’t remove your contact lenses unless you’re experiencing rapid swelling from a chemical injury. 

Don’t try to remove a foreign body on your own; wait until a medical provider can help. Never use tweezers or cotton swabs on the iris (colored part) of your eye. 

Remember, Vistasite Eye Care of Sheepshead Bay accepts walk-ins. Get care right away rather than try to treat an eye injury or infection on your own.

How can I prevent needing emergency eye care?

Of course, you can’t prevent all eye emergencies. But certain precautions can help you avoid unnecessary accidents or trauma. The team at Vistasite Eye Care of Sheepshead Bay recommends you always wear protective goggles when:

  • Working with toxic chemicals
  • Using power tools or striking tools
  • Cycling or riding motorbikes in wind or dust
  • Participating in contact sports that have a high likelihood of eye injury

Call or reach out online to schedule your emergency eye care appointment, or just walk in to get the care you need.