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Eye Urgent Care Specialist

Russell Levine, MD -  - Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Russell Levine, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist & Cataract Surgeon located in Hell's Kitchen, New York, NY

If you poke your eye while playing sports or splash chemicals in your eye while cleaning, take action immediately and come in for an eye urgent care visit. At Russell Micah Levine, MD in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, ophthalmologist Russell Levine, MD, offers eye urgent care in his welcoming, state-of-the-art office. If you or a loved one experiences an eye-related emergency, schedule your ophthalmologic urgent care appointment immediately. Call the New York City office and speak with a friendly team member or book a consultation online.

Eye Urgent Care Q&A

What is eye urgent care?

Eye urgent care is a branch of ophthalmology focused on diagnosing and treating eye-related emergencies. If you experience redness, swelling, and pain in your eyes, or your vision becomes blurred or hazy, it’s important to seek urgent care right away. 

In some cases, making it to Dr. Levine’s office as soon as possible could mean the difference between saving and losing your eyesight. In his office, Dr. Levine will be able to evaluate your problem and help you find a solution right away.

When should I make an eye urgent care appointment?

Eye emergencies occur for a variety of reasons. You should schedule an eye urgent care appointment with Dr. Levine if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of vision
  • Burning or stinging eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Decreased vision
  • Double vision
  • Redness and irritation
  • Light sensitivity
  • Severe eye itching
  • Difficulty moving one or both eyes

Sometimes a severe headache can be a sign of eye problems. You should also schedule an eye urgent care appointment if there’s blood in your eyes or you experience discharge from one or both eyes.

What should I do if I experience an eye-related emergency?

If you experience an emergency with your eyes, it’s important to stay calm and act quickly. Although it may be tempting, avoid rubbing and putting pressure on your eye or using any medications or ointments. If you had a chemical splash into the eye, flush the eye copiously with water while someone calls to schedule an urgent visit.

Call or text Dr. Levine’s office immediately. When you speak with Dr. Levine or a team member, let them know about the events leading up to your injury or eye problem. You should also explain the symptoms that you’re experiencing. Dr. Levine always tries to make time for same-day urgent care eye appointments. 

Is there any way to prevent the need for eye urgent care?

Accidents and injuries happen. While there’s no way to avoid these situations entirely, there are steps you can take to protect your vision.

Dr. Levine recommends wearing protective eyewear if you play sports, use power tools or work around harmful chemicals or cleaning supplies. You should also follow directions carefully when working with chemical solutions or cleaning products and use caution when cooking with grease or oil.

By implementing these and other safety measures at home, you can significantly lower your risk of an eye-related emergency in the future.

If you or a loved one needs urgent eye care, schedule an appointment at Russell Micah Levine, MD. Call the office right away and speak with a friendly team member or book a consultation online today.