Here When You Need Help
Eye injuries can affect your vision in several ways. An emergency situation can be stressful or scary, but our practice is here to help.
You may not know where to go if you or a loved one has injured an eye. You can come to us for any eye emergencies, but if your injury is life-threatening, make your way to the nearest emergency room.
There are various forms of eye-related trauma. You may have been hit in the eye or gotten something stuck in it. Trauma to the eye may cause:
If you have a foreign object in your eye, do not try to remove it yourself. Visit an eye care professional instead. Even if you think the damage is minimal, an eye care professional can ensure your eyes are protected.
Flashers & Floaters
Flashers and floaters are generally more common with age, but they may signify something more. If you are experiencing a sudden increase in flashers or floaters, consider booking an appointment.
Many eye diseases develop slowly, but some can occur suddenly and cause sudden vision changes. These conditions are medical emergencies and require immediate care from a professional. The following eye diseases are medical emergencies:
- Acute angle-closure glaucoma: A serious medical condition that occurs when the drainage canals suddenly close, trapping fluid and causing a rapid pressure build-up in the eye.
- Wet AMD: A serious condition that can cause rapid vision loss. It occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow in the back of the eye and damage the macula.
There are many types of eye emergencies, ranging from simple infections to foreign objects in your eye. Emergencies may relate to undiagnosed eye diseases as well. Regardless of the cause of your emergency, visiting a medical professional as soon as you can is critical for your ocular health.
Eye Emergency Symptoms
While the specific symptoms depend on the type of emergency you face, you should contact a medical professional if you experience any of the following:
- Loss of vision
- Irregularly sized pupils
- Burning or stinging
- Bulging eyes
- Decreased vision
- Redness or irritation
- Light sensitivity
- Severe itching
- New or severe headaches
Contact Us in Case of an Emergency
If you experience an eye emergency, contact us right away. We can accommodate you as best as we can.
Come See Us Today
Experience full-spectrum eye care at Stanford Ranch Optometry.
There’s lots of parking available at our location at Stanford Ranch Village mall.
- 2351 Sunset Blvd., Suite #190
- Rocklin, CA 95765
- Phone: 916-624-9396
- Email: StanfordRanchOptometrykl@gmail.com
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed