Emergency Care

Opulent Eyes Optometry

Optometry located in Studio City, CA

Some eye conditions are emergencies and require immediate care. With clean and state-of-the-art offices conveniently located in Studio City, California, Jeff Taranto, OD, and the expert team of attentive eye care professionals at Opulent Eyes Optometry are equipped to handle a wide range of urgent eye care problems. Don’t wait if you or a loved one has suffered an eye emergency — call the office or book an appointment online today.

Emergency Care Q & A

What is an eye emergency?

Your eyes are one of your most vital organs, but unlike your other organs, which are protected with skin, muscle, and bones, your eyes are incredibly exposed to potential hazards such as debris and chemicals. This makes them incredibly susceptible to damage and infection. An eye emergency is any situation that puts the health of your eye at risk.

When should I seek emergency eye care?

Any situation where your eyesight or the health of your eye is immediately at risk should be considered an emergency. These include, but are not limited to:

  • A sudden loss of vision, either partial or complete
  • Sudden and/or persistent blurred vision
  • Obscured vision, as if clouds are covering your field of view
  • Double vision
  • New floaters in your vision
  • Vision that is dimmed or colors that are less intense
  • Seeing halos or circles around light
  • Flashes of light across your field of vision
  • Swelling or bulging of your eye
  • Noticeable redness in your eyes
  • Recurring or persistent eye pain
  • Eyelids that are stuck together
  • Foreign object in your eye
  • Chemical contamination
  • Trauma to either or both eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Differently sized pupils
  • Blood or discharge from your eye

These are all examples of urgent situations that require immediate attention in order to prevent further complications, such as increased injury, infection, and vision loss.

Can I treat my eye emergency by myself?

No. If you’re experiencing a serious eye problem, you should not try to treat the problem on your own. Seek professional help immediately.

If you have a foreign object penetrating your eye, it’s incredibly important that you do not try to remove it yourself, and that you do not touch or rub your eye without the help of a medical professional. It’s also especially important that you don’t apply any medication or drops to any eye problem without consulting a doctor beforehand.

Dr. Taranto and the well-trained team at Opulent Eyes Optometry have the resources and know-how to give you the immediate treatment you need. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today and entrust the treatment of your eyes to a professional.