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Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care At Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C.

Most people take their eyes for granted. Since we only got one pair, it is important to invest in regular eye care. This gives the optometry team the chance to take a closer look at the eyes and make sure that any problems that are present are quickly corrected. At the same time, emergency eye issues can arise suddenly. Here at Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C., our Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, and Montpelier optometrists are capable of treating eye emergencies.

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Examples of Emergency Eye Care

There are numerous eye emergencies that we see on a regular basis. Some of these issues include:

Foreign Body in the Eye: This is perhaps the most common eye emergency that we see regularly. A foreign body in the eye can be painful, scary, and annoying. A misplaced contact, sand, dirt, dust, makeup, and pieces of metal are substances that often get stuck in the eye. Larger objects in the eye requires emergency attention. 

Glaucoma:  Glaucoma is considered a medical emergency. This condition develops when pressure in the eye starts to build up. The pressure can cause damage to the optic nerves, leading to blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma is an emergency that deserves the attention of a trained professional.

Retinal Detachment:  This is another example of a serious eye emergency. When the retina is detached, people often describe a black curtain falling across their visual field. When this occurs, the retina needs to be reattached as quickly as possible. We can help coordinate this process.

Scratched eyes, trauma, infections, red or irritated eyes, discharge, sudden vision loss, and seeing flashes of light are a few eye emergencies that need to be examined and treated right away. If you are experiencing any of the above eye issues, contact our optometry for prompt emergency eye care. The sooner you receive treatment, the sooner we can help prevent loss of vision and damage to the eye.

Trust Our Team at Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C. for Emergency Eye Care

Eye emergencies can be scary for families to deal with, and we believe that everyone deserves the help of a trained optometry professional. Trust Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C. for all of your eye care needs. We have a team of trained eye doctors who can help you and your family keep your eye healthy. Call us today at 603-788-3561 (Lancaster), 802-748-3536 (St. Johnsbury), or 802-223-7723 (Montpelier) to schedule an appointment.

Office Hours

Lancaster | 150 Main St Lancaster, NH 03584

Monday - Thursday:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

St. Johnsbury | 468 Hospital Dr. St. Johnsbury, VT

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Montpelier | 114 Main St Montpelier, VT 05602

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

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