Eye Emergencies

Eye emergencies can happen when you least expect it while at home, work, or playing sports. The eye care professionals at Chester County Eye Care have experience in all types of eye emergencies including:

  • Eye infections
  • Foreign body removal
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Blunt trauma
  • Chemical burns
  • Retinal detachment
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma

You should call us to seek immediate care if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Severe eye pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding

If you have an eye emergency while our office is closed, you should go to the emergency room or call our main line, (610) 696-1230, to be directed to the on-call doctor.

Prevention is Important

Many eye emergencies can be prevented with simple safety precautions. You should always wear protective eyewear when playing sports, working with tools and equipment, or using chemicals. If you are a contact lens wearer, proper lens care is important to avoid eye infections. You should also see your eye doctor regularly to ensure any early warning signs of serious conditions are detected before they become an emergency.

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