Emergency Care

Sunset Optometric Center

Optometrist located in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA

If you suddenly lose your vision, or if your eyes get burned, infected, irritated, or otherwise traumatized, you should visit Sunset Optometric Center in Los Feliz, California right away. If you're a man or woman or have a child with an eye emergency in the Los Angeles area, you can walk in Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

Emergency Care Q & A

Sunset Optometric Center

What is Emergency Care at Sunset Optometric Center?

Emergency care at Sunset Optometric Center provides immediate medical attention for any sudden and unexpected trauma or condition. You can get emergency treatment for traumatic eye injuries, including:

  • Scratched or irritated cornea
  • Foreign-object removal
  • Chemical burn
  • Sports injury
  • Other eye injuries
  • Bulging or bloodshot eyes

 

You should also seek emergency care at Sunset for:

  • Sudden vision loss or decreased vision in one or both eyes
  • Double vision
  • Pink-eye and other eye infections
  • Allergic reaction
  • Eye pain, stinging, or burning
  • Spots, flashes of light, or floaters in your field of vision
  • Puffy eyes or discharge from your eye

What are some other symptoms that my eye needs emergency care?

Other signs that your eyes need immediate care may be more subtle. For instance, a new headache or an increase in the severity or incidence of headaches could be a sign that you have an eye or vision problem.

If you notice that you’re sensitive to light, you should seek emergency care to rule out problems with your eyes.

What should I do if my eye is injured?

If your eye was splashed with acid or another chemical, wash your hands immediately with soap and water to remove the chemicals, then flush your open eye with cool, clean tap water under the spigot or a shower for 15 minutes.

If you were wearing contact lenses and they didn’t come out while you flushed your eye, remove them and go to emergency care immediately.

If you have a non-chemical eye injury, don’t remove your contact lenses. You shouldn’t try to remove any foreign objects yourself or use any tools -- including tweezers -- near your eyes. Nor should you rub your eye or apply any kinds of ointments or medications. Just go to emergency care immediately.

What are the advantages of emergency care at Sunset Optometric Center?

If you have an eye emergency, seeking care at Sunset Optometric Center allows you to avoid the long wait times and huge bills of a hospital emergency rooms. At Sunset, an expert optometrist diagnoses and treats your eye injury, vision problem, or headache with state-of-the-art technology.

If you or your child needs emergency eye care, walk-in or call Sunset Optometric Center right away.