Do you know where to turn in the event of an eye emergency?

As careful as we are with our eyes, sometimes things happen that are simply beyond our control. In times like this, we want you to know you can count on the experienced, compassionate team at Bergen Optometry. Our office and staff are equipped and prepared to provide urgent optical care at a moment’s notice. 

Some of the signs of a potential eye emergency include:

  • Extremely red and/or painful eyes
  • Sudden changes in vision or vision loss
  • Foreign bodies 
  • Flashes of light 
  • Infections
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Trauma or injury to the eye 

If you notice any of these signs, or you have suffered injury or trauma to your eye(s), seek professional care right away. Timely treatment of urgent vision needs will improve the chances of a positive outcome and could reduce the risk of permanent damage. If you are unable to make it to our clinic to be seen, or your optical emergency has occurred outside of our office hours, please call 911 or head to your closest emergency room.

At Bergen Optometry, your visual health is our top priority. While we certainly hope you never experience the need for urgent optical care, we want you to know that if you do, you can turn to us.

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