Why call Artisan Optics? We can help you avoid a costly visit to a hospital emergency room and those long wait times. Studies have shown that an overwhelming number of emergency room eye-related visits could have been treated in-office by an optometrist.
Each year there are 32,000 eye-related visits to emergency rooms. This accounts for 1.5% of all emergency room visits nationwide. Causes of the eye-related visits to emergency rooms include:
- 33% conjunctivitis
- 13% corneal injury
- 8% corneal foreign body (something in the eye)
- 4% hordeolum (stye)
The mean cost for eye-related visits to the emergency room is $989.30.
Call Artisan Optics when you need urgent care for an ocular or vision emergency. Our team is trained to triage emergencies and routinely provides care for many conditions, including:
- Corneal abrasions (scratched eye)
- Eye infections and pink eye
- Foreign body removal
- Ocular allergies
Symptoms that require immediate and urgent care service include, but are not limited to:
- Discharge from the eye
- Foreign body in the eye (sawdust, metal, dirt, etc.)
- Gritty feeling in the eye
- Onset of flashes of light
- Pink eye
- Red or painful eye
- Swollen eyelid
- Sudden double vision
- Sudden loss of vision
If your eye hurts, is red, or swollen don't try to determine the severity of it. Please contact our office for a same day appointment. The sooner you call, the sooner we can provide the care you need.