Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care Specialist
Protecting your eyes is important; vision plays a critical role in nearly every aspect of your life. Unfortunately, sometimes injuries, infections, or foreign bodies can threaten your eyesight and all of the activities that require it. Do you have a plan for an emergency that requires a trained optometrist? Dr. Mary Espy offers emergency optometric care in her office in Flint, Michigan. To learn more about emergency eye care, contact Dr. Mary Espy’s compassionate team today.

Emergency Eye Care Q & A

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When is emergency treatment necessary?

There are two cases in which emergency treatment is necessary: your eyesight is at risk, or you can’t tolerate the pain long enough to schedule an appointment. The following signs or symptoms may also indicate the need for emergency treatment:

  • The sudden appearance of many floaters at once
  • Flashes of light in your peripheral vision
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • The feeling of a painful foreign body in the eye
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Eye infections (pain, redness, itching, discharge, swelling)

Some of those symptoms can indicate something as serious as a corneal ulcer, and must not be ignored. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, seek care from Dr. Mary Espy today.

When should I schedule an appointment instead?

If you need a regular eye exam, believe your visual acuity has changed, need your glasses or contacts repaired, or are experiencing minor eye symptoms, you should schedule an appointment in advance. Dr. Mary Espy’s friendly staff can assist you in determining the urgency of your symptoms and schedule the appointment within an appropriate timeframe.

How do I know what kind of eye doctor I need to see?

In general, the best place to start with your eye troubles or eye care is with an optometrist. If Dr. Mary Espy believes you need care from a different kind of eye doctor, she gives you the appropriate recommendation and get you connected for your ease and convenience.

Can I go to the emergency room instead?

You can always go to the emergency room, and they’ll send you to a highly qualified optometrist for eye care. However, you can save money and time by going directly to the optometrist, instead.

Where is Mary Espy, OD, PC, located?

You can find Dr. Mary Espy’s office at 12770 South Saginaw Street in Grand Blanc, Michigan. If you need further instructions, please feel free to call the office for directions and guidance.

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