Preserve Your Vision

Emergency Eye 

If you are experiencing an eye emergency, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Time is of the essence in protecting your vision and eye health. Trust Dr. Gary Tracy Optometry & Eyewear to provide the expert emergency eye care you need when it matters most.

Emergency Eye Care, New York, NY 

At Dr. Gary Tracy Optometry & Eyewear in New York, New York, we provide emergency eye care services to help preserve your eyesight and relieve any discomfort.  

If you are experiencing any issues or discomfort, contact our office on 79th Street immediately. While certain situations may call for a visit to the emergency room, our experienced eye doctors are well-equipped to handle a wide range of emergencies, such as eye infections and foreign objects in the eye. Your eye health and well-being are our top priorities. Trust us to deliver exceptional care when you need it most! 

When should you get urgent eye care?    

Certain eye symptoms require immediate medical attention. If you experience any of the following, it’s crucial to seek emergency eye care: 

  • Burning or stinging eyes 
  • One eye isn’t moving like the other eye 
  • Decreased vision or double vision 
  • Increased sensitivity to light 
  • Blood on the white part of the eye 
  • Eye discharge 
  • Severe itching sensation in the eye 
  • New or severe headaches 

If there’s something lodged in your eye, like metal or wood shavings, we can safely remove the object and minimize any potential harm to your eye. Additionally, our office specializes in treating eye infections such as conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye). 

If you experience an increase in eye floaters, flashes of light, or notice a dark curtain on the side of your vision, please contact us right away. These could be symptoms of retinal detachment, and prompt attention is crucial.

Steps to take during an eye emergency   

When dealing with an eye emergency, follow these steps to avoid making it worse:    

  • If chemicals get into your eyes, flush your eyes with water for 10-15 minutes and don’t cover the affected eye.   
  • If you have something in your eyes, avoid rubbing them to prevent further damage and reduce the spread of any germs, bacteria, or infections.   
  • To prevent swelling around your eye after an injury, apply a cold compress. Gently apply the compress to your eyes to avoid irritation.    
  • Avoid driving if you are experiencing an eye emergency or vision problems.  

After emergency eye care 

Once you receive emergency eye care, following the prescribed treatment plan is crucial for your recovery and eye health. In some cases, our eye doctors may recommend home remedies to complement your treatment plan. These may include warm compresses, artificial tears, or specific eye drops. Following their advice will aid in your healing process and alleviate discomfort.  

With proper care, many issues can be resolved quickly when handled by a qualified optometrist. If you are currently experiencing an eye emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately for emergency eye care. Timely intervention can make a significant difference in preserving your vision and overall eye health.