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Urgent Eye Care In Fort Myers

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Calling Your Fort Myers Optometrist May Be Helpful In The Following Circumstances

If you are not sure if the exposure is potentially serious, you have washed out your eye, and you have few symptoms, then your eye doctor may be able to help you decide whether or not you should be seen immediately.

If you are not sure that you have this condition, your eye doctor may be able to help with the diagnosis. This condition does not require immediate medical attention.

After an eye injury can be warning signs that require prompt medical attention. If you have an ophthalmologist, he or she may be able to take care of you in the office. Otherwise, go to a hospital's emergency department.

Eye infections are one of the most common eye emergencies that our optometrist sees in Fort Myers. While eye infections heal on their own, it is recommended to visit an Optometrist to get medication that will reduce the chances of spreading and speed up healing time. As with all eye emergencies, it is a good idea to have an Optometrist look at it in order to rule out other potential causes that could be more serious.

A stye in the eye is a small infection that causes a little lump in the eye. Styes usually clear up on their own (a warm compress, wearing glasses instead of contacts and washing your hands helps) , however depending on the kind of stye it may take longer to clear up. 

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The following conditions should be seen promptly by an eyecare professional or in the emergency department

If the substance was known to be caustic, immediate medical evaluation by either an ophthalmologist or in the emergency department is needed, regardless of symptoms. Acids and alkalis are the worst and require immediate attention. If the substance is not dangerous, such as soap or suntan lotion, a visit to the emergency department is not necessary, but a visit to the eyecare professionals office may be helpful to alleviate any remaining symptoms. When in doubt, seek medical attention.

Cuts that affect the eyelid margins (where the eyelashes are) or the eyeball itself need immediate medical attention. Foreign bodies that are not removed with gentle washing should be evaluated by an eyecare professional.

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When to Seek Medical Care From An Opthamologist

In most cases, if you have continuing symptoms of pain, visual disturbance, or bleeding, you should go to an ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who specializes in eye care and surgery).

In general, if you are not sure if you have a serious eye injury, call us and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.

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Solar Retinopathy is similar to Sunburn to the eye, in the case of solar retinopathy our optometrist recommends and evaluation to rule out other possible conditions or long term issues. In most situations there is little that can be done to improve the condition, and the patient will have to wi