Emergency Services - Graham Hill Eyecare

Emergency Services

If you are suddenly faced with a painful eye or have experienced an eye-related injury, we can see you on the day of your emergency. Our optometrists are qualified to diagnose and treat the causes of red and painful eyes caused by a wide range of conditions such as:

  • Conjunctivitis or other eye infections
  • Metal fragment injuries
  • Allergic reactions
  • Scratched eyes
  • Contact lens-related red eyes
  • Inflamed eyes
  • Dry eyes

We also offer emergency services for broken glasses. If you’ve broken your glasses and need new ones in a hurry, we’ll either repair them on the day if possible or arrange a same-day vision review with urgent delivery of your new glasses.

We are also proficient in treating common eye problems, including:

Myopia – an eye condition where you cannot see distant objects clearly, more commonly known as short-sightedness.

Hyperopia – an eye condition where you cannot see clearly up close, more commonly known as long-sightedness.

Astigmatism – a common eye condition causing difficulty seeing clearly both near and far distances.

Presbyopia – the gradual reduction in flexibility of the lens of the eye caused by age and usually noticeable between the ages of 40 and 50.

Cataracts – a condition in which the normally clear lens inside your eye becomes cloudy, like looking through a dirty window.

Diabetic retinopathy – occurs when the retinal blood vessels begin to leak causing damage to the nerve cells in the retina. Left untreated, this can cause irreversible vision loss, however regular eye examinations and OCT scans will allow for early detection and therefore more effective treatment.

Glaucoma – an irreversible optic nerve disease most commonly caused by a build-up of pressure within the eye. It results in gradual tunnel vision effect and unfortunately is often not noticed until it is quite advanced. People over 40 and those with a family history of glaucoma are at the highest risk.

Age-related macular degeneration – also known as ARMD, this condition affects people later in life, often runs in families and can lead to significant distortion or loss of central vision. Effective treatments are available in some cases, with early diagnosis by OCT scan being crucial to the success of these treatments.

Dry eye – the most common and chronic cause of ocular surface irritation. Symptoms can include gritty, burning, red, stinging and tired eyes. These can be exacerbated by environmental factors, such as air conditions, as well as certain medications, however can be managed by eye drops, gels and ointments as well as other options in our dry eye clinic.

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