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Emergency Eye Care

Accidentally splashed chemicals, suffered trauma to your eye or have sudden change in your vision?

Call our nearest office immediately. 

  • Norwalk (562) 929-4499
  • Lakewood (562) 602-6100
  • El Centro (760) 970-4443

 

Emergency Eye Care at COSTCO
Open 7 days per week, extended hours

CALL NOW

Call our office immediately

if you are experiencing any of these eye issues

If our offices are closed, you should proceed to your nearest hospital

Common eye emergencies we can treat include:

  • Corneal abrasions (scratches on the eye’s surface)
  • Foreign objects stuck in your eye
  • Chemical splashes or burns
  • Infections like conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Flashes, floaters, or retinal detachment
  • Eye diseases

Sudden onset of any of the following eye symptoms may also an emergency:

  • Burning or stinging
  • Pupils that differ in size
  • Bulging eyes
  • Severe eye pain
  • Double vision
  • Redness or severe itching
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Sudden headache
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Eyes not moving together

First Aid Do’s & Don’ts for Eye Injuries:

DO the following:

  • Flush your eye with sterile saline solution in the event of chemical contact.
  • Clean your hands before touching your eye.
  • Llightly cover the eye without applying pressure.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.

DO NOT:

  • Don’t use tools anywhere near the eye area.
  • Don’t rub the eye or apply pressure of any kind.
  • Don’t try to remove any large foreign objects.
  • Don’t apply any medications, drops, or ointments.
  • Don’t remove contact lenses (except in the case of a chemical splash).