Urgent Eye Care

On-Call for Emergencies for Our Patients

If you or your child sustain an eye injury or have another eye emergency, you can count on comprehensive urgent care services at Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates, in Beverly Hills, California. The optometrists offer 24-hour emergency eye services, including a 24-hour hotline to call outside of office hours for existing patients.

Your vision is precious. Don’t wait to get treatment in an emergency. Call Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates or make an appointment online today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is an eye emergency?

An eye emergency is a situation where your vision or eye health is in danger and needs urgent attention to preserve your sight. For example, you might get a small object lodged in your eye or have an accident that damages your eye or the bones and soft tissues that surround and support your eyes.

Other conditions that need urgent eye care services include:

  • Getting chemicals in your eye
  • Retinal detachment
  • Pink eye or another eye infection
  • Acute glaucoma
  • Retinal artery occlusion
  • Other eye traumas

If you have an eye emergency, call Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates immediately.


What are the signs I need urgent care for my eyes?

In most cases, you’ll know if you sustain an eye injury. However, it’s possible for you to get a small object in your eye and not experience any symptoms immediately. Some of the signs of an eye emergency include:

  • Red or pink eyes
  • Swollen eyes or inflammation around your eyes
  • Sudden changes or loss of vision
  • Sudden flashing lights
  • A shower of “floaters”
  • Severe eye pain
  • Differently sized pupils

Conditions like retinal detachment and acute glaucoma can cause sudden, but painless vision loss. If your sight is affected, even if you don’t experience any pain, you should contact Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates for assistance.


What should I do if I’m having an eye emergency?

If you have an eye emergency or experience eye pain or irritation, resist the urge to rub your eyes. If you have a small object lodged in your eye, rubbing it could scratch your eye or push it deeper into your ocular cavity. If a large object has punctured your eye, do not remove it.

Call Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates to get personalized advice on how to care for your eye before you see the doctor. If you’ve suffered an eye trauma, they may advise that you apply an ice pack to your eye to reduce swelling or pain. If you splashed a chemical into your eye, they can give you instructions to ensure you flush your eye correctly. In an emergency, the doctors can meet you at the office to assess your eyes and provide treatment and additional advice.

Call Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment for urgent eye care. Current patients can call our 24-hour hotline for after-hours care.

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