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Urgent Care Chart to Help You Know the Warning Signs

Knowing the warning sign and when it's imperative to see an eye care professional right away is important for your eyes' long-term health. Never leave an emergency until it's too late.

Chief ComplaintAppointment
BLOW to the eye or nearby areaTODAY
CHEMICALS IN EYE (Irrigate the eye immediately for 30 minutes with saline if available or tap water. Have someone call the office as soon as you start irrigating, or call us yourself once irrigation is completed.IMMEDIATELY

DECREASED VISION

Sudden onset

Over a period of days

Over a period of weeks

IMMEDIATELY

SOON

DISCHARGE

If yellow or green and the eye is red

If clear or pearly, whitish

TODAY

SOON

DOUBLE VISION Sudden onsetTODAY

DROOPING LID

Very sudden onset

Has been puffy over a few days

TODAY

SOON

FLASHING LIGHTS or FLOATERS

Sudden onset

IMMEDIATELY
FOREIGN BODY or the feeling of oneTODAY

LOSS OF VISION

Sudden onset, with or without pain

Gradual, without pain

IMMEDIATELY

SOON

ODD or UNUSUAL VISION Cloudy veil

IMMEDIATELY

CURTAIN Rising or falling in front of the vision

IMMEDIATELY

FLASHING LIGHTS

IMMEDIATELY

FLOATERS

Sudden onset

Noticing more recently

IMMEDIATELY

SOON

HALOS around lights

TODAY

PAIN

Mild to moderate

Moderate to severe

SOON

TODAY

RED EYE

Sudden onset or persistent, with or without pain

Been putting up with it for a while

TODAY

SOON

SWOLLEN EYELID

SOON

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