Our Team is Ready to Help
If you are experiencing an eye emergency, you must seek immediate care. Please contact us if you or someone in your family needs help. Please, speak to a professional even if you are unsure your symptoms warrant an emergency.
Eye injuries can result in severe vision problems. Please contact Pacific EyeCare Optometry with any concerns about an eye emergency, and if we are closed, visit your nearest emergency room.
Watch For These Symptoms
- Eye pain
- Loss of vision
- Stinging or burning
- Pupils that are different sizes
- Double vision
- One eye sticking out or bulging
- One eye is not moving like the other
- Redness and irritation
- Light sensitivity
- Bleeding from the eye
- Bruising around the eye
- Blood in the white part of the eye
- Discharge from the eye
New or severe headaches
Types of Eye Emergencies
Chemical injuries can happen at any time in many locations. The most common types of chemical injuries include:
- Alkali burns: Found in household objects such as fertilizer, cleaning products, and cement.
- Acid burns: Contained in products such as nail polish, vinegar, and car batteries.
- Irritants: Found in items with a more neutral PH like detergents and pepper spray.
Trauma & Punctures
Eye trauma involves puncture wounds, foreign objects, cuts, and scrapes. These types of injuries can occur through blows, blunt force, and flying pieces of material.
If a large foreign object becomes embedded in your eye, a professional must remove it to prevent further damage. You will need to immobilize the object and seek medical attention immediately.
Here are the steps to immobilize an object embedded in the eye:
- Do not apply pressure. Leave the object exactly as it is.
- Wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly.
- The size of the object determines how it should be bandaged:
- If the object is small in size, cover both eyes with sterile dressings.
- If the object is larger, tape a paper cup over the affected eye and cover the other eye with a sterile dressing.
Please contact us right away with your eye emergency.
Sudden Vision Loss
Contact a professional right away, even if the loss only occurs in one part of your vision or if the incident was only temporary.
Protective eyewear plays a significant role in preventing eye injuries. Make careful choices and pay attention to your surroundings to reduce the risk of incidents.
Your eyes’ health is our number one concern at Pacific EyeCare Optometry. If anyone in your household requires emergency care, please call us immediately. We provide swift, compassionate, and knowledgeable treatment in urgent situations. We are here to help!
Visit Us Today
Come and visit us in Los Angeles. You’ll find our practice on W. Washington Boulevard, between Laurent’s “Le” Coffee Shop and Choco Vivo Cafe, on the same block as the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center. We have metered parking right out front and rooftop parking you can access via Colonial Avenue!
- 12461 W. Washington Boulevard
- Los Angeles, CA 90066
- Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed