Emergency Care

Jay E Tallis, OD -  - Optometrist

American Vision Center

Jay E Tallis, OD

Optometrist located in Bloomington, IL

Emergency care isn’t just reserved for sprained ankles and bronchitis. Sometimes your eyes need specialized emergency attention, too. That’s why American Vision Center in Bloomington, Illinois, offers emergency care for eye problems that happen unexpectedly. J.E. Tallis, OD, sees patients for urgent eye needs during all regular office hours, so call the office now to get the help you need.

Emergency Care Q & A

What are eye emergencies?

There are a large number of eye problems that fall under the “emergency” category, including all of the following.

  • Foreign body in the eye
  • Partial or total vision loss
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Seeing floaters or flashing lights
  • Spots in the visual field
  • Double vision
  • Eye trauma
  • Severe eye pain

A number of other problems could constitute an eye emergency, so don’t hesitate to call the American Vision Center office, and ask for guidance if you aren’t sure whether you’re dealing with an urgent situation.

How soon can I be treated for an eye emergency?

At American Vision Center, the eye care team always leaves room for emergency care in the daily schedule. Dr. Tallis sees emergencies on a priority basis, so you can expect prompt efficient care from an expert optometrist very quickly.

What if I need eye surgery or specialized treatment?

If you need surgery or specialized treatment for your emergency situation, for example, if you suffer a retinal detachment, Dr. Tallis can identify the issue and refer you to an experienced local specialist who can see you on a priority basis.

With these types of emergency eye issues, it’s important to get to American Vision Center as soon as possible, so Dr. Tallis can diagnose you and get you to the right specialist in the shortest possible period of time.

How should I take care of my eye until I see the doctor?

There are a few general rules to follow. First, don’t put any type of pressure on your eye. Even if your eye is bleeding, use only the lightest of touches to catch the blood with sterile gauze. Don’t attempt to stop the bleeding by pressing down on your eye, because you could complicate the issue.

If something is stuck in your eye, don’t attempt extraction on your own, and don’t allow anyone else to do so until you get to American Vision Center. Don’t rub your eye to try to dislodge it, as you could cause abrasions or scarring.

If you’re having an eye emergency and you’re able to comfortably and safely remove your contact lenses, do so using clean hands. But, don’t take any chances if the lenses are too challenging to remove.

In an eye emergency, count on American Vision Center for a fast response and excellent care. Call the office now for emergency help.