Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons offers emergency treatment when you have an eye issue that requires urgent care. It is important that you see an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist when suffering from an eye injury since a lack of medical attention can cause serious, long-term damage. Whether you have suffered a physical injury or chemical splash, or have noticed sudden, significant changes to your eyesight, please call Berks Eye ASAP by dialing (610) 372-0712 to have your eye issue evaluated by Pennsylvania’s best team of eye doctors. Our doctors will assess your situation quickly and recommend next steps whether that means seeing one of our doctors or proceeding to the emergency room.
Symptoms of an Eye Emergency
The following symptoms may indicate that you are in need of immediate medical attention by a Berks Eye doctor:
- Chemical contact with eye
- Sudden loss of vision
- Black curtain/cobwebs
- Onset of light flashes
- Corneal abrasions (scratches on the eye’s surface)
- Sensation of a foreign object/particle in the eye
- Painful eye
- Eyes burning or stinging
- Sensitivity to light
- Discharge and crusting
- Double vision
- Swelling or drooping eyelids
- Straight lines look wavy
- Pupils of unequal size
- Bulging eyes
- Eyes not moving together
Are Eye Emergencies Covered by Insurance?
Eye care that is performed to treat an eye emergency is typically covered by medical/health insurance policies and is not covered by vision insurance. Our friendly staff can help advise you of your coverage and file claims with your medical insurance for you.
Although eye accidents can happen to anyone, you may be able to prevent a future ocular emergency by visiting your Berks Eye Ophthalmologist or Optometrist regularly. A comprehensive eye exam allows our doctors to assess your eyes and keep tabs on any changes to your eyes or sight. Often, our doctors notice symptoms that precede a future eye emergency, and actions can be taken to prevent or minimize this emergency. Unfortunately, not all conditions have symptoms that are detectable with a comprehensive eye exam.
If you notice something wrong with your vision or if you have sustained an injury to your eye that requires immediate attention, please contact Berks Eye at (610) 372-0712.