Emergency Eye Care in Baton Rouge, LA

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Eye injuries or trauma to the eye area can be stressful and frightening. Your eyesight is precious, and anything that might put it at risk needs to be dealt with immediately.

When an accident occurs, call our office right away. We will assess your situation and recommend next steps as we do provide emergency care in office.

If our office is closed, you should proceed to your nearest hospital.

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Types of Eye Emergencies

Common eye emergencies we can treat include:

While most eye emergencies involve noticeable symptoms or trauma, other eye emergencies are not as obvious. Any sudden changes to your vision should be considered an eye care emergency.

Sudden onset of any of the following symptoms may also indicate an emergency:

  • Burning or stinging
  • Pupils that differ in size
  • Bulging eyes
  • Severe eye pain
  • Double vision
  • Redness or itching
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Severe itching
  • Sudden headache
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Eyes not moving together

Call our office immediately should you experience any of these issues.

DOs & DON’Ts

In the event of an eye emergency, here are some DOs and DON’Ts to guide you:

DOs

  • DO flush your eye with cold water in the event of chemical contact.
  • DO clean your hands before touching your eye.
  • DO lightly cover the eye without applying pressure.
  • DO seek immediate medical attention.
  • DO NOT use tools anywhere near the eye area.
  • DO NOT rub the eye or apply pressure of any kind.
  • DO NOT try to remove any large foreign objects.
  • DO NOT apply any medications, drops, or ointments.
  • DO NOT remove contact lenses (except in the case of a chemical splash).

Our Location

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We truly care for our patients and are devoted to bringing them quality eye care service at affordable prices. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to receive affordable eyecare, exams, and eyeglasses.

  • 257 Lee Drive, Suite Q
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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