Edward Bancroft OD and Palmer Vision Clinic
Edward Bancroft OD in Anchorage, AK, is here if you have an eye emergency. Dr. Bancroft can treat several eye emergencies, from lodged foreign objects to chemical burns. He can also advise you on eye safety when you come in for an exam, so you can avoid these emergencies in the first place. Read on to learn about the eye emergencies that an optometrist can treat. We also have a second location called Palmer Vision Clinic in Palmer, AK. If you’d like to receive treatment from a closer location, we can help.
Dr. Bancroft commonly provides emergency care to people with a foreign object stuck in their eye. If you find yourself in this situation, do not attempt to remove the foreign object yourself. You may further damage your eye.
Eye pain and a change in your vision are considered an emergency. See our eye doctor immediately for treatment. Sudden blindness is also considered an eye emergency. Several eye conditions or injuries may cause this. Call an eye doctor as soon as you can because it could be worse than you think.
You must seek an optometrist's treatment if you get hit in the eye and notice bleeding and swelling. These symptoms could mean your eye has been badly damaged. The sooner you seek care, the better the chances you can avoid permanent damage.
If you’ve received a chemical burn in your eye, seek care immediately at one of our locations. Chemical burns can cause permanent damage if left untreated. However, prompt treatment may allow you to avoid permanent damage to your eye.
Eye Safety to Avoid Emergencies
Proper eye safety will help you avoid emergencies in the first place. First, you should always wear safety glasses when doing potentially dangerous activities, such as shooting a gun. Also, you should have a wash station nearby if you work with hazardous chemicals.
Dr. Bancroft frequently provides eye safety advice to patients who come in for a routine checkup. If you work in situations that may be dangerous for your eyes, ask Dr. Bancroft for safety advice when you come for a checkup. This advice can help you avoid eye emergencies in the first place.
Visit Us for Emergency Eye Care
Edward Bancroft OD can provide emergency eye care in Anchorage, AK. If you are in Palmer, Dr. Bancroft can treat emergencies at his other location, Palmer Vision Clinic. Come in for an eye emergency, and call our office at Anchorage (907) 562-2020 or Palmer (907) 562-2020 to schedule an appointment.