Injuries

Conjunctival Laceration

Many people think that eye emergencies require an immediate trip to the emergency room. The expense and hassle of such a trip to the hospital is rarely needed. Dr. Smith has managed hundreds of eye injuries ranging from:

  • corneal abrasions
  • minor lid lacerations
  • blunt trauma
  • chemical burns
  • and many other ocular emergencies.

In some situations an eye injury may require the care of a specialist. Retinal detachments and deep penetrating wounds often require immediate transportation to a specialty medical center. Dr. Smith is very experienced in evaluating such situations, making sure that patients are properly referred.

PLEASE NOTE: Your regular medical insurance, not your eyeglass plan, will usually cover these visits in our office.