Pediatric Vision Specialists
Pediatric Optometrist located in Pella, IA
As a parent, you’re probably accustomed to your kids getting into shenanigans that cause injuries and responding to them immediately. If an
injury or fast-acting illness affects your child's eyes or vision, call Pediatric Vision Specialists in Pella, Iowa, as soon as possible to reserve an urgent care appointment with pediatric specialist Dr. Bre Scott. Call or click online to book the next available urgent care appointment today.
Urgent Care Q & A
Urgent eye care is different from normal care for your child’s eyes because it requires immediate treatment instead of an appointment date in the near future. Immediate treatment helps your child avoid long-lasting consequences from their injury and can even preserve their vision.
At Pediatric Vision Specialists, Dr. Bre keeps appointment slots open for urgent eye care services knowing that emergency situations can happen at any time without warning. However, if an injury could cause your child to lose their eyesight or their entire eye, you must call 911 or visit an emergency room instead.
There are a few indications that your child’s condition requires urgent care instead of general eye care from Dr. Bre. You should call Pediatric Vision Specialists for urgent care services in the case of:
- A foreign body stuck in the eye
- Extreme eye pain
- A black eye
- Persistent or worsening eye redness
- Blood or discharge from the eyes
- Chemicals in the eye
- Reduced vision
Sometimes, the reasons for your child’s symptoms are obvious. They might have been hit in the eye or have an eye infection like pink eye. Whether they are obvious or not, a visit to the eye doctor is always worthwhile.
The way that you respond to an urgent eye complication can make a big difference in the success of the treatment from Dr. Bre. In the event of an injury or complication that needs urgent care, you must follow certain guidelines to treat your child yourself leading up to your urgent care visit.
In the event of an injury or complication that requires urgent care, you must follow certain guidelines to manage your child's condition leading up to your urgent care visit. If you know that chemicals entered the eye, run the eye under a faucet for at least 15 minutes to flush the chemical out.
If a foreign object is on the surface of your child's eye, you may attempt to remove it yourself with clean hands after rinsing, but use caution to not embed the object further into the eye. However, if it looks like it penetrated the eyeball, you should wait for Dr. Bre’s help before intervening.
Use a cold compress on an eye that feels sore or painful to ease your child’s discomfort on the way to the clinic.
If you’re concerned about your child’s eye injury or infection and need help fast, don’t hesitate to call Pediatric Vision Specialists and ask about an urgent care visit that same day or book the next available appointment online.