Califon emergency eye care
What is an eye emergency? There are no set rules on what qualifies, though we certainly will name some common examples. Essentially, when you have any pain, vision problems, or other problems with your eyes that of an urgent nature, you should not hesitate to reach out to us here at Califon Eye Associates. We’re here to help with expert care.
Any time that one or both of your eyes has suffered impact or other trauma due to an accident, injury, or physical alteration, you should get prompt attention. What starts out as something simple to remedy can easily turn into a more complex matter, and you could end up suffering permanent damage or loss of vision. Our Califon emergency eye care cannot guarantee outcomes in advance, of course, but our goal is to give you every opportunity for optimal results. Some other typical urgent concerns include eye discharge, sudden vision loss, the appearance of spots in your field of vision (floaters), red eyes, corneal ulcers, a lump inside your eyelid, or a foreign object that has become lodged in your eye. If you judge your situation to be life threatening or you have other injuries outside of your eyes that take precedence, then it makes sense to go to the nearest hospital ER or to call 911. For all other matters, count on our Califon emergency eye care. Try to alert us to your impending arrival with a phone call. You can have someone else do so for you if that is easier. The highest priority is to conduct a prompt examination along with any necessary testing so that treatment can be administered right away.
Our Califon emergency eye care is ready for you, so don’t hesitate or put off any urgent circumstances that can threaten your eye health, either now or in the long term. Contact us immediately.
Think about how deeply you depend on your eyes and your vision each day. How would you drive, read, work, and manage all of the other important activities of your day without your eyes functioning properly? Many of us take our eye health and vision for granted, not realizing that we should be taking preventative measures in order to keep our eyes and vision in good shape for the future. One of the most important ways to preserve your vision and keep your eyes in the best health possible is to visit our Califon optometrist for annual eye exams and eye care.
Our optometrists believe that you should be well informed and educated about your eye care. Therefore, during your eye examination, we’ll explain the purpose of the equipment we use so you can become more comfortable as well as knowledgeable about your eye care and health. When we examine your eyes, our optometrists use the most modern examination equipment available to ensure an accurate and efficient examination and diagnosis. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction slit lamp, intraocular pressure, and a retinal exam. Personalized to you, no two eye examinations or eyewear prescriptions are the same. Your comprehensive exam will also test visual acuity, eye tracking and focusing skills, as well as detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness. Our team of caring Califon optometrists will also check for eye disease during your eye exam, as well as assess how your eyes work together, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. Our office offers state of the art diagnostic equipment, including retinal photography and visual field testing. In addition to helping detect developing conditions, regular eye exams are also important to check on how your vision is functioning. If you use prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses, you should especially be visiting your optometrist for eye exams so that you can be sure your current optical prescription is up-to-date, and that your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses are functioning correctly and comfortably.
Once your annual exam is completed, our Califon optometrist will be able to give you an updated prescription and any recommendations for treatments or at-home care as needed. While you should always visit Califon Eye Associates if you are experiencing symptoms, annual eye exams are just as important even if you are not having specific symptoms at the time. Many of the most common and potentially dangerous eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration develop in a manner so gradual and slow that many people are completely unaware of there being a problem until the disease is advanced enough to have done significant damage to the eyes and vision. It’s best to be proactive with your eye care, and even better to schedule your eye exam with Califon Eye Associates today.