Don’t Risk Your
If you or somebody you know is currently experiencing an eye care emergency, it is of the utmost importance to seek immediate medical attention by visiting one of our offices or your nearest emergency room. Eye emergencies are usually treatable if detected early enough, but if they get left undiagnosed you may experience permanent damage.
We have emergency eye care available. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are experiencing an emergency.
Small foreign objects such as dirt, dust, eyelashes, hair, and other particles are common irritants we come across in everyday life. These particles have the potential to make their way into your eye and eyelids.
Our eyes are usually effective at removing these objects on their own, but in some cases when foreign objects cannot be removed naturally, they will need to be flushed out by one of our eye care professionals.
Larger foreign objects, like glass and metal, can potentially cause your eyes severe damage. It is imperative to seek medical attention immediately if your eye has been punctured—make sure to not apply pressure to the object or move it before your treatment at Optical Illusions.
Chemicals Burns and Injuries
Chemical exposure to sensitive eye tissues can lead to chemical burns. There are 2 common types of chemical burns: acid burns and alkali burns.
Acid Burns are usually caused by household chemicals contained in cleaning products, batteries, and bleach splashing into the eye. If you experience an acid burn, you should immediately flush the affected area with cold water then contact Optical Illusions for treatment.
Alkali burns emerge from products containing alkali, like drain cleaners and fertilizers, splashing into the eye. Alkali burns can cause detrimental ocular damage, so it is important to flush your eye with cold water immediately and contact Optical Illusions for treatment.
Ocular & Orbital Trauma
Ocular & orbital trauma is when the eye takes a sudden impact from an accident or fall. This type of eye emergency can injure the eye or its surrounding structure permanently if it is left untreated. Symptoms of ocular and orbital trauma can include:
- Bruising and swelling around the eye (black eye)
- Facial numbness
- Pain in and around the eye
- Cuts on the eyelid
- Blurry or double vision
Cuts, Scratches, and Corneal Abrasions
Corneal abrasions and scratches can occur in many different circumstances: playing sports, doing housework, cooking, playing with your pets or kids, or working. Symptoms that arise from receiving a scratch can surface quickly, or they may take longer to become apparent depending on its severity. Symptoms of this kind of eye emergency include:
- Excessive tearing
- Sensitivity to light
Reducing the Risk of Eye Emergencies
- 194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
- San Mateo, CA 94403
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
- 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite #1104
- San Ramon, CA 94583
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With this technology, we can provide truly personalized and comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages.
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