Emergency Eye Care in Walnut Creek & Antioch

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Protect Your Eyes From Permanent Damage

Eye emergencies can happen to anyone at any time, so knowing what to do is essential to protecting your health. By definition, an eye emergency is an issue that has the potential to steal your vision or cause permanent damage.

Sudden infections, trauma, and loss of vision can significantly impact your well-being and visual health. If you’re experiencing symptoms of an eye emergency, please give us a call or go to your nearest emergency room as soon as possible.

At Diablo Valley Optometric Group, we organize our schedules to accommodate emergency appointments. Please, don’t hesitate to reach out if you feel you’re experiencing an eye emergency.

Types of Eye Emergencies

Your eyes are vulnerable organs surrounded by protective bone. Even minor injuries can cause lifelong consequences if not addressed promptly and properly. Be sure to call your optometrist or go to your nearest emergency room immediately after experiencing an eye emergency to get the necessary care to protect your vision.

Chemical Exposure

Cleaning products, garden chemicals, and other chemicals used at work and home are dangerous if they come into contact with your eyes. If they do, in either liquid or vapor form, be sure to rinse your eyes out thoroughly with clean, tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If you’re wearing contact lenses, you should remove them immediately.

If you’ve lost your vision unexpectedly, you should visit a medical professional as soon as possible. Symptoms to watch out for: sudden increase in numbers of floaters, flashes of light, and a sudden decrease in visual field.

The only way to tell the difference is to consult an optometrist. If the cause is severe, we may refer you to a specialist to ensure you receive urgent and effective treatment.

A blow to the head, face, or neck, you should visit your optometrist or emergency room as soon as possible (even for minor injuries). An impact to the eyes or their surrounding bone structure can cause serious damage, such as severe retinal bruising or elevated intraocular pressure.

Getting hit hard enough can even cause a retinal detachment, which can lead to blindness.

Preventing Eye Injuries

Protecting your ocular health and vision begins with following the proper safety protocols involved with various activities. Eye protection exists to prevent vision-threatening accidents and should be worn at all times when using chemicals, dangerous tools, or anything else that could risk your physical safety.

If your workplace mandates eye protection, be sure to wear it at all times. These mandates are in place to protect your health. Your optometrist can help you find the right safety eyewear for you, including prescription safety glasses.

If you’re curious about eye protection and what you can do to stay safe and healthy, we’d be happy to provide you with appropriate recommendations. Please give us a call or use our online form to book an appointment at your convenience.

Our Locations

Antioch

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Walnut Creek

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

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