Emergency Eye Care in Millis

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At Rock optiX, we understand that eye emergencies can occur with little to no warning. Our team prioritizes, assesses, diagnoses, and treats your eye emergencies. 

We are in your corner, and the immediate treatment of eye injuries is essential to prevent potential vision loss or complications.

If you are experiencing an eye emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us for urgent eye care.

Seeking Medical Attention

Eye emergencies can range from surface injuries to infections. 

Common eye emergency signs and symptoms can include: 

  • Loss of vision
  • Eye bulging
  • Double vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Bleeding from the eye
  • Discharge from the eye
  • New or severe headaches
  • Sudden decrease in vision

These are only some of the signs and symptoms of eye emergencies. Eye injuries can occur anytime, so it’s essential to seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms affecting your vision.

Managing Eye Emergencies

Understanding emergencies and how they affect you can help you be prepared in the moment before visiting us for treatment.

Flashes & Floaters

Flashes can appear as flashing lights or lightning streaks in your field of vision. As you age, occasional flashes may become more common, but your eye doctor should examine any new random flashes. 

Flashes can also be linked to migraines—in this instance, flashes may appear as jagged lines or heat waves lasting up to 20 minutes

Floaters appear as small lines or cobwebs in your field of vision, and while they may seem to be in your central vision, they are floating around in your eyes. Floaters are made of tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous of your eye. 

Floaters are more likely to appear if you are nearsighted or have had inflammation inside your eyes. 

You should contact your eye doctor right away if: 

  • You have an increased amount of flashes
  • You notice new random floaters
  • A gray curtain covers part of your vision
  • A shadow appears in your peripheral vision

These symptoms may signal a retinal detachment and should be treated as soon as possible.

Cleaning products, garden chemicals, and industrial chemicals can accidentally get into your eyes and cause a chemical eye injury.

If you get chemicals in your eyes, the following steps are recommended: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and cool water thoroughly
  • Turn your head so the affected eye is down and to the side
  • Hold the affected eyelid open and flush it out with clean tap water for 15 minutes

A chemical eye injury can cause severe damage—it’s essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Small foreign objects like sand and dust can get in your eye and cause discomfort. Usually, this isn’t a cause for concern, but here are some steps you can follow to help resolve irritation: 

  • Avoid rubbing your eye and try blinking to see if it clears up
  • Wash your hands and look into your eye to try to locate the object
  • Use artificial tear eye drops to help rinse out the debris
  • Flush your eyes with cool water
  • Contact us for treatment if irritation continues

Large foreign objects can cause more severe damage. If something like glass or metal gets stuck in your eyes, leave it where it is and seek emergency medical attention. 

It’s essential not to touch the object, apply pressure, or attempt to remove it.

Taking Care of Your Eyes

Eye health is essential, and at Rock optiX, we pride ourselves on being there for our patients. If you experience an eye emergency, contact us for emergency treatment or seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Our Location

We’re conveniently located at the corner of Main Street and Plain Street (Route 109 and Route 115). If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.

Our Address

  • 840 Main St STE 112
  • Millis, MA 02054

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