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Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care services offered in East Windsor, NJ East Windsor, NJ

Emergency eye care is for sudden issues like eye pain or seeing a lot of floaters. At Eye Care Specialists, board-certified ophthalmologist and surgeon Mark Heimmel, MD, offers emergency eye care in the East Windsor, New Jersey, office. Dr. Heimmel always makes space for emergencies in his daily schedule, so don’t wait to call the office or schedule an appointment online today if you need help fast.

Emergency Eye Care Q&A

What is emergency eye care?


Emergency eye care is urgent care for eye issues. At Eye Care Specialists, Dr. Heimmel offers emergency eye care to help patients get the care they need right away, so there’s never a reason to risk your eye health or vision. 

When should I seek emergency eye care?


Emergency eye care is for the urgent situations that can’t wait until a routine appointment or your next comprehensive eye exam. Injuries, blood clots, and retinal detachment are some of the common eye emergencies. Some symptoms that require immediate attention include: 


  • Eye pain
  • Severely red or bloodshot eyes
  • Severe light sensitivity
  • Eye discharge
  • Double vision
  • Dark or blank spots in visual field
  • Sudden blindness or partial vision loss
  • Large amount of floaters 
  • Sudden eye flashes


Having a foreign body in your eye, chemical burns to the eye, and many other situations qualify as eye emergencies as well. If you’re in an accident or having eye symptoms but aren’t sure whether you need emergency eye care, contact Eye Care Specialists for immediate guidance. 

How does emergency eye care work?


Eye Care Specialists leaves room in their daily schedule for eye emergencies, so reach out the moment you have or suspect an issue. Taking action right away is the best way to avoid permanent vision problems. 


At the office, Dr. Heimmel performs an eye exam and learns about your symptoms and the circumstances around your eye emergency. As your regular eye doctor, Dr. Heimmel already knows your medical history and eye-specific history, ensuring you get the most personalized treatment for your condition.


After diagnosing the issue, Dr. Heimmel recommends immediate treatment based on your needs. Emergency eye care is tailored to the situation, with many treatments like laser therapy available right in the office. You might also need a prescription, for example, antibiotic eyedrops. 


After your initial treatment, you may need to come in for a follow-up visit in the next week or two, or Dr. Heimmel may recommend scheduling an eye surgery. 

If you have eye pain or other sudden issues, reach out to Eye Care Specialists by calling or scheduling your appointment online today.