As Doctors of Optometry, the optometrists at Orchard Park Optometry are qualified to treat minor eye care emergencies, including infections, inflammation, eye scratches, pink or red eyes, and foreign objects in the eye.
If you are experiencing any kind of eye care emergency, appointments are covered by MSP and we will see you as a walk-in ASAP because eye emergencies can’t wait! Eye emergencies include an acute onset of any problem you deem to be an emergency including a foreign body, infection, red eye, blunt force trauma (hit), new flashes of light or floaters in your vision, severe allergic reaction or even a stuck contact lens.
We take eye emergencies very seriously because our eyes are so delicate, sensitive and of course so important. Let us take care of you quickly and comprehensively at Orchard Park Optometry.
Since it is fully covered by MSP, your first course of action should be to come in and have it properly diagnosed by an optometrist. Often times “pink eye” is actually not a bacterial eye infection and antibiotics will do nothing for it. In adults, “pink eye” is far more often viral, allergic or generalized inflammation that have much more effective treatment options that your eye doctor can prescribe to give you much faster relief.
Most of the time these types of visual phenomena are absolutely nothing to worry about and have simple explanations, but on rare occasion these symptoms are the beginning of a retinal detachment which is a very serious condition that can cause blindness. Fortunately this can be treated very effectively if caught within a short period of time from the onset of symptoms.
Mild twitching of the eyelid is a common phenomenon. Although these involuntary contractions of muscles are annoying, they are almost always temporary and completely harmless. The medical name for this kind of twitching is ocular myokymia. It is quite common and most often associated with fatigue. When your eye is twitching, it is not visible to anyone else.
There are effective treatment options that can be discussed with your optometrist. Since there are several reasons this occurs, an evaluation to determine the underlying cause is recommended.