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Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care services offered in Hartford, CT

Eye emergencies can occur when you least expect them, but proper preparation can help prevent lasting damage. At Serenity I Care in Hartford, Connecticut, Barbara Dune, OD, and the team provide prompt, responsive care for eye emergencies, such as infections and injuries. Call the optometry clinic today or schedule an appointment online to receive high-quality emergency eye care.

Emergency Eye Care Q&A

What is emergency eye care?

Emergency eye care is an area in optometry that focuses on diagnosing and treating eye problems requiring immediate attention. 


From chemical irritants to inflammatory infections, the experienced optometrists at Serenity I Care provide responsive care for eye emergencies. The team can help preserve your vision and eye health in the event of an emergency and prevent complications.

Why might I need emergency eye care?


Emergency eye care is essential if you experience an injury, infection, or irritant that damages your vision or eye health. Common reasons to seek care for eye emergencies include:

Eye injuries


Trauma to the eye can cause significant damage. Examples of common eye injuries include impact from a ball while playing sports, poking from a sharp object, or a laceration to the eye or eyelid.

Eye infections


Eye infections can cause redness, swelling, pain, and irritation. The most common type is conjunctivitis, or pink eye, which develops in the white part of the eye called the conjunctiva. Eye infections are often uncomfortable and contagious, so early intervention is important to protect yourself and others.

Eye irritation


Eye damage from chemical solutions and other irritants, like perfumes and fragrances, can affect your vision and eye health without prompt treatment.

Foreign objects stuck in the eye


If an object lodges between your eye and eyelid, emergency treatment is critical to protect your vision, relieve pain, and preserve your eye health.

Sudden vision loss is a sign of serious eye damage. Many conditions can cause sudden vision loss, including glaucoma, advanced cataracts, retinal detachment, and stroke. If you have rapidly declining vision, seek your nearest hospital emergency room (ER). 

How can I protect myself during eye emergencies?


When you schedule your emergency visit with Serenity I Care, the team can provide guidance and support to protect your eyes before your appointment. Depending on your concern, the team may recommend:


  • Flushing your eye with clean water
  • Carefully removing foreign objects with a sterile cotton swab
  • Not touching or rubbing your eyes
  • Applying a protective barrier


Remaining calm is essential if you need emergency eye care. The team prioritizes emergency visits to ensure you receive the best care as quickly as possible.


Call Serenity I Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about emergency eye care.