Your vision and eye health play an important role in your daily life. When accidents happen, trust Optical London Drugs to provide you with the emergency eye care you need to heal quickly and get back on your feet.
What Kind of Emergency Eye Care Does Optical London Drugs Offer?
Optical London Drugs offers emergency eye care for patients experiencing eye trauma, infections, glaucoma or foreign bodies in the eye. Come to Optical London Drugs for emergency treatment if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Double vision
- Eye pain
- Ocular migraine
- Eye redness
- Eye discharge
These symptoms can occur because of an infection, an injury or contact with irritants like cleaning products, perfumes or smoke. Our experienced optometrists at Optical London Drugs are trained to assist you and treat injuries, such as corneal abrasions and chemical exposure.
What Should You Do When Experiencing an Eye Emergency?
If you’re experiencing an eye emergency, it’s important to stay calm. Call your nearest Optical London Drugs location. Talk to the optometrist and explain what happened and what symptoms you’re experiencing. Even if you’re not sure how your eye was injured, it’s a good idea to note what you were doing shortly before the symptoms appeared so that the optometrist can narrow down possible causes. Once the optometrist has an idea of what kind of treatment you need, they work with you to book an appointment at our eye clinic as soon as possible.
If you think you may need emergency eye care, the faster you get treatment, the better the outcome is likely to be. Don’t attempt to treat an injured, infected or severely irritated eye at home. Improper treatment may cause further damage. Arrange to have someone drive you to your appointment or take a cab; driving with impaired vision is dangerous for you and others on the road.
What Happens When You Arrive at Our Eye Clinic?
When you arrive at the Optical London Drugs eye clinic, our staff priority is to alleviate any pain and make sure you’re as comfortable as possible before we assess treatment options.
If the optometrist determines that you need care from an ophthalmologist, Optical London Drugs staff will promptly get you in to see a specialist. If you don’t have access to safe transportation, Optical London Drugs can also call a cab or an ambulance, depending on the severity of your eye emergency.
If you think you need emergency eye care, don’t hesitate to call Optical London Drugs. If you’re experiencing an eye emergency outside our clinic operating hours, please visit your nearest hospital emergency department. An eye emergency can be scary, but with prompt and effective treatment, you can make a full recovery.