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Emergency Eye Care Services

Providing Emergency Eye Care Services in Cromwell

caucasian family pyramidWe offer emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don’t try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.

Please call our Family Eye Care & Contact Lens Center office at 860-635-6149 for further instructions. Use your best judgment. If you feel your vision issue is urgent, do not delay treatment – visit your nearest emergency treatment center.

Call Us! 860-635-6149

 

Eye Safety – Safety Eyewear – Eye Injury Prevention

This short video stresses the importance of knowing the hazards at home and the workplace regarding your eyes. In this video, we review a few actual incidents where people lost part or all of their vision, along with one whose vision was saved by safety eyewear.

Symptoms that require emergency service include, but are not limited to:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden double vision
  • Sudden red/painful eye
  • Pink Eye
  • New onset flashes and/or floaters
  • Foreign body in the eye (especially metal or chemicals)
  • New or worsening swelling or pain after eye surgery

Things NOT to do while waiting for professional medical assistance:

  • DO NOT press on an injured eye or allow the victim to rub the eye(s).
  • DO NOT attempt to remove a foreign body that is resting on the cornea (the clear surface of the eye through which we see) or that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye.
  • DO NOT use dry cotton (including cotton swabs) or sharp instruments (such as tweezers) on the eye.
  • DO NOT attempt to remove an embedded object.

DO call our eye care center in Cromwell at 860-635-6149 for further instructions! We are here for you!

Introducing the newest dry eye technology offered in our office! TearCare®a novel in-office thermal therapy and gland clearing for patients who suffer from dry eye, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), or blepharitis. Click the link to see more information. or read more on our website under services/dry eye.

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Please arrive on time for your appointment and be prepared to have a health screening and temperature check. Please wear a mask into the office from your home. Our appointment hours have slightly changed to accommodate disinfection of the office between patients. Anyone entering our office MUST have an appointment, including eyeglass and contact lens pickup and only those with appointments (with the exception of an aide, translator or a guardian) are allowed in the office. Thank you.