Florida Emergency Eye Care Services
The Eye Docs provide emergency eye care services for both the Tampa and New Port Richey communities. If you experience an eye injury, infection, or other severe emergency, see an eye doctor right away for immediate treatment and to prevent any further damage to your eyes. You can also head directly to the emergency room if that is faster and easier.
Get the help you need, when you need it. Call our New Tampa Florida office to learn more about our services.
Safety Eyewear for Home and Work
Watch the video below to learn about the eye hazards at home and at work. You will hear about real life incidents where people lost their vision, and one person who was saved by safety eyewear.
Symptoms that Require Emergency Eye Care:
- Sudden loss of vision or double vision
- Sudden red or painful eye
- Pink Eye
- New onset flashes or floaters
- Foreign object or liquid in the eye, especially metal or chemicals
In the case of an eye care emergency…
DO NOT press or rub an injured eye
DO NOT try to remove the foreign body in the eye
DO NOT use dry cotton or cotton swabs to wipe the eye
DO NOT use sharp instruments like tweezers near the eye
Instead, call our Tampa office for further instructions and seek immediate care from a trusted eye care professional!
Providing Emergency Eye Care Services in Tampa and New Port Richey, Florida
We offer emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don’t try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.
Please call our New Tampa, FL office at 813-632-2020 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.
Safety Eyewear & Eye Injury Prevention
This short video stresses the importance of knowing the hazards at home and the workplace regarding your eyes. In this video, we review a few actual incidents where people lost part or all of their vision, along with one whose vision was saved by safety eyewear.
Symptoms that require emergency service include, but are not limited to:
- Sudden loss of vision
- Sudden double vision
- Sudden red/painful eye
- Pink Eye
- New onset flashes and/or floaters
- Foreign body in the eye (especially metal or chemicals)
Things NOT to do while waiting for professional medical assistance:
- DO NOT press on an injured eye or allow the victim to rub the eye(s).
- DO NOT attempt to remove a foreign body that is resting on the cornea (the clear surface of the eye through which we see) or that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye.
- DO NOT use dry cotton (including cotton swabs) or sharp instruments (such as tweezers) on the eye.
- DO NOT attempt to remove an embedded object.
DO call our office in New Tampa at 813-632-2020 for further instructions! We are here for you!