Emergency Care Specialist

Cedar Crest Vision Care

Jonathan K. Solan, OD

Dry Eye and Aesthetic Specialist located in Allentown, PA

Sometimes eye problems can’t wait until regular business hours. That’s why Jonathan Solan, OD, a compassionate optometrist with more than 38 years of experience, and his team of eye care professionals at Cedar Crest Vision Care, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, provide emergency care for their patients whenever possible. Eye pain, sudden vision loss, and red eyes are just a few of the emergency care services Dr. Solan offers his current patients after hours and on weekends. Call the office phone or Dr. Solan’s cell phone for prompt emergency eye care.

Emergency Care Q & A

When would I need emergency eye care?

If you or a family member experiences an eye injury or you develop an eye condition that can’t wait until regular business hours, you may need emergency care. Some of the reasons you would call Dr. Solan for emergency eye care after hours or on the weekends include:

  • Sudden double vision in one or both eyes
  • Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes
  • Blunt trauma to the eye area
  • A headache with eye pressure
  • Sudden floaters or flashes of light
  • A foreign body stuck in the eye
  • Swelling around one or both eyes
  • A chemical splash or other severe eye irritant or allergy
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Red eye

In the case of a puncture wound or other bodily injuries as from a car accident, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room to receive immediate medical attention.

What is red eye?

Red eye is a common eye condition that can affect one or both eyes. Your eyes turn red from blood vessels that come to the surface of your eye and expand or dilate. This dilation and redness usually come from some type of irritation or infection in your eye.

Common causes of red eye include:

  • Allergies
  • Eye fatigue
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • A smoky environment or another type of air pollution
  • Exposure to chemicals like chlorine
  • Eye trauma
  • A corneal ulcer

Occasionally, red eye is a sign of a more serious condition or the presence of a disease such as acute glaucoma or uveitis—an inflammation of the middle layer of your iris.

How does an optometrist treat an emergency eye condition?

Dr. Solan has many years of experience identifying eye problems and prescribing effective treatment to alleviate symptoms. He can determine if you need to seek additional medical care, such as for surgical procedures. In many cases, he promptly resolves your condition by prescribing antibiotics or removing debris from your eye or by assessing the overall health and wellness of your eyes.

Since Dr. Solan provides emergency eye care to his current patients, he has your eye health history readily available. And, since he specializes in treating eye conditions, he can provide the level of care you need right away, rather than going to an emergency room first and getting referred back to him later.

If you have an eye emergency, contact the office during business hours, or call Dr. Solan’s cell phone during evenings and weekends.

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