Urgent Care for Eye Problems

If you need an urgent care appointment for eye problems please call us on 020 8759 9395 or book an appointment online for same-day appointments and select the emergency appointment option.

 

We can offer eye exams for the following eye conditions in our practice:

 

  • Same day glasses, repairs and contact lenses in most cases

  • Foreign object removal - if you feel you have something in your eye or scratched eye including dust particles in the eye, or grit whilst building or gardening 

  • Eyewash for toxic substances that have got into the eye including hair tint, bleach, cleaners, or using the wrong contact lens solution etc

  • A minor eye injury including eye pain following being hit or poked in the eye by a mascara brush, hairbrush, pencil etc

  • Ingrowing eyelashes

  • Dry eyes, watery eyes, itchy eyes, swelling, redness, gritty eyes, red eyes and irritated eyes from an allergic reaction

  • Symptoms of an eye infection, e.g. discharge, sticky eyes, yellow gunge in the corner of the eyes, pink eye

  • Eye floaters (something that appears to float in front of the eyes)

  • Eye flashes (light flashes)

24hr Emergency A&E eye medical care service for urgent care for eye problems is available at The Western Eye Hospital, 153-173 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5QH. Tel: 020 3312 6666. Typically, this is for painful red eyes, a harmful chemical in your eye, sudden loss of vision or distortion of vision, light flashes or retinal detachment etc, or alternatively go to an A&E hospital that has an eye clinic.

 

Advice for an eye injury or emergency:

 

If you are experiencing an eye injury, your first action is to seek immediate medical attention. This is because there are many different types of eye injuries, and it is important to know how serious it is in order to have it treated properly. 

 

One of the most important things that you can do if you have an eye injury is to protect your eyes from further damage. Do not rub your eyes or remove contact lenses. One of the worst things that you can do if you have an eye injury is to rub or touch your eye. 

 

Rubbing your eye can result in more damage to your eye and affect your vision. Rubbing causes the cornea to swell and this can cause permanent damage. The cornea is the transparent window on the front of the eye which protects the rest of the eye. 

 

Injury can happen to anyone, at any time. It doesn't matter how young or old you are, or how fit you are. It's our goal to help you get back to your normal life as quickly as possible. If you are ever worried about your eyes or your family’s eye health, feel free to come and talk to us about eye care. Call 020 8759 9395 to make an appointment for an eye test. Alternatively, you can book online.

 

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