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Eye Emergencies – especially during COVID-19

We are here to help you if you have an eye Emergency, especially during this stressful COVID-19 period.

We simply want all of OUR patients, and ANYONE who has any eye pain, to know that we are here to help you, whether you have medical insurance or not.

Many people are concerned about going to the hospital Emergency room because of fears of contracting COVID or if the ER doctor knows how to deal with eye emergencies.

We have a long history of working together with local Urgent Care offices. They send their patients with eye emergencies to OUR office because they know that their patients get quick attention and we are able to help. We are experienced and prepared for eye emergencies.

What constitutes an emergency?

#1 ANY sort of pain

#2 If you feel something is IN your eye, especially if you remember getting something in your eye, or if you work in a job where there are particles, such as doing construction work or doing auto work.

#3 If you were poked in the eye, you many have a corneal abrasion. That means that the front part of your eye has been cut. That can be very painful.

#4 if your eyes are red.

#5 If there is any crust or discharge, whether when you wake up in the morning or discharge during the day.

#6 If your vision is suddenly blurry

#7 If you have sudden loss of vision, especially if you have a pre-existing condition like diabetes.

#8 If you notice flashes of light like a sparkler going off or if you notice…

#9 Floaters: little things that suddenly seem to be floating in your field.

#10 If you are suddenly very sensitive to light.

#11 If you have had an allergic reaction in or around your eye

#12 If there is swelling around the eye or face.

#13 If you wear contact lenses, you may have a corneal ulcer, which can be both very painful and can cause permanently vision loss.

Any of these is an emergency, and we are happy to see you. Please come in wearing your mask. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you.

Please give us…

1. a brief history of what happened, (form here or link to form)

2. how long this has been going on, (form here or link to form)

3. Your medical insurance information if you have medical insurance. (form here or link to form)

If we can reach your medical insurance company to verify your coverage, there MAY be no out of pocket expense. If we can’t reach your medical insurance, we will collect for our service and then submit to your medical insurance so you can be reimbursed.

Call our office. 732 679 2020 to reach our doctor on call. We are here to help you.