Your eyesight is precious and irreplaceable. While annual checkups help safeguard your eyes, accidents happen and conditions can develop suddenly.
Our optometrists are equipped and qualified to handle unexpected, urgent eye related issues. Things like scratches, objects in the eye, infections, red or pink eye, heat burns, chemical exposure, welding burns, severe eye pain, and blunt injuries to the eye or eyelid. Nearly half of traumatic eye injuries are related to ball sports and almost half of them occur in children under the age of 14. Flashes, floaters and sudden vision loss warrant immediate evaluation due to the risk of retinal tear or detachment. There are hazards of sunlight and bright light that are harder to understand; namely ultraviolet rays (UV) and Glare (extreme brightness). Protecting your eyes from these distracting, even dangerious elements is equally important to eye protection. State of the art equipment allows us to examine the front surface of the eye and the ability to also digitally scan the inside of the eye for any problems. Our optometrists can generally evaluate you the same day.
Patients with an eye emergency after hours or weekends can call our office or seek care at an emergency room or call 911. There is always a doctor on call at Premier Medical Eye Group.
The physicians at Premier Medical are equipped to evaluate and treat you in a timely manner. If you need specialty care, we can get you in promptly to the correct specialist in our office to deal with more serious eye problems.