Emergency Eye Doctor

Emergency eye doctor providing on-demand comprehensive emergency eye care. 24/7.

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Always here for your care

Optometrist On-Call 24/7

  • We have an optometrist on-call 24/7 for your eye care emergencies.
  • Studies have shown that approximately 90% of eye issues that go to the ER (or urgent care) are more appropriately treated by an optometrist due to the special tools and training they have.
  • Not only will you get better care, it is more cost effective than the ER or urgent care..

Our 24/7 emergency eye care service at Carbon Valley Eye Care offers the following benefits:

  • Prompt assessment and diagnosis: Our on-call optometrist is equipped to quickly assess and diagnose eye emergencies, ensuring you receive the right care as soon as possible.
  • Specialized care for eye issues: With access to specialized tools and training, our optometrist can provide targeted treatment for eye emergencies, which may not be available at a general ER or urgent care facility.
  • Personalized treatment plans: Our on-call optometrist will develop a tailored treatment plan to address your specific eye emergency and provide appropriate follow-up care.
  • Guidance and support: We are here to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have throughout the emergency eye care process.
  • Seamless integration with regular eye care: By receiving emergency eye care from our on-call optometrist, your emergency treatment will be seamlessly integrated with your regular eye care services, ensuring continuity of care.

Common Eye Emergencies We Handle

  • Eye injuries: We treat a variety of eye injuries, including cuts, abrasions, and chemical burns.
  • Foreign body removal: Our optometrists are skilled in safely removing foreign objects from the eye, such as metal fragments, glass, or debris.
  • Sudden vision loss: We provide urgent care for sudden vision loss or significant changes in vision quality.
  • Eye infections: Our team can quickly diagnose and treat eye infections, including bacterial, viral, or fungal conjunctivitis (pink eye).
  • Flashes and floaters: We assess and address sudden increases in flashes and floaters, which may indicate retinal issues.
  • Severe eye pain or redness: We provide immediate care for severe eye pain or redness, which may be signs of underlying eye conditions.

Patient Education and Prevention

  • Eye safety recommendations: We guide how to prevent eye injuries and maintain good eye health, including recommendations on protective eyewear, safe practices, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our office has a large selection of safety eyewear for all ages and needs.
  • Recognizing symptoms: Our team educates patients on the signs and symptoms of eye emergencies, empowering them to seek timely care when needed.
  • Ongoing support: We offer continued support to patients who have experienced an eye emergency, providing follow-up care, guidance, and resources to help prevent future incidents.
Ortho-K Lenses

Reshape your vision with Ortho-K Lenses

Ortho-K lenses, short for orthokeratology, are a type of specialized gas-permeable contact lens that are designed to reshape the cornea of the eye while you sleep. By doing so, they correct a variety of vision problems such as astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia, allowing you to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day.

Why Ortho-K?

Benefits of Ortho-K Lenses

There are several benefits to using Ortho-K Lenses. Some of them include:

Improved Vision

Ortho-K lenses allow you to enjoy clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.


Unlike other forms of vision correction, Ortho-K lenses are non-surgical, making them a safe and effective option for people who are not good candidates for LASIK surgery.

Suitable for Children

Ortho-K lenses are particularly beneficial for children as they can slow down the progression of myopia and help manage other eye conditions.

Long-Lasting Results

While patients should wear their lenses every night for best results, the effects of Ortho-K lenses can often last for up to two full days.


The reshaping of the cornea is not painful, as it is caused by hydraulic forces rather than squeezing or "squishing."

Covered by FSA/HSA

Ortho-K lenses are eligible for reimbursement through flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs).

Scleral Lenses

What are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid gas permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, rather than on the cornea. The space between the scleral lens and the cornea creates a fluid-filled reservoir that helps to fill in any corneal irregularities and create a perfectly rounded surface, resulting in clear and comfortable vision.

Why Scleral Lenses?

Benefits of Scleral Lenses

There are several benefits to using Scleral Lenses. Some of them include:


Scleral lenses are designed to be comfortable, with most patients reporting that they are the most comfortable contact lens they have ever worn.

Clear Vision

Scleral lenses can provide clear and sharp vision, particularly for patients with corneal diseases, dystrophies, and degenerations, corneal scars and irregularities, and those who have had corneal transplant or refractive surgery.


Scleral lenses can be used to correct a variety of vision problems, including keratoconus, myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.


Scleral lenses can provide protection for the cornea, particularly for patients with severe dry eye or other ocular surface conditions.


With proper care and maintenance, scleral lenses can provide long-lasting vision correction.

Customizable Fit

Scleral lenses are customizable to fit the unique curvature and shape of your eye, resulting in a more precise and comfortable fit compared to traditional contact lenses.

Experience Ortho-K or Scleral Lenses with Carbon Valley Eye Care Today.

Experience the benefits of Scleral lenses. Contact Carbon Valley Eye Care today to learn more and achieve clear vision with expert care.

Our local doctors are on call 24/7 to manage your eye emergencies. Call our main office number anytime, and you will reach one of our optometrists quickly. We can discuss your case over the phone, meet you at the office, or refer you to the right specialist, depending on your emergency.

After Hours Care

If you call our office outside of our normal business hours, you can easily follow the prompts to contact our on-call doctor. We monitor this line 24/7 and manage cases with phone consultation, video chats, and can meet you at the office after-hours if needed.

Dry Eye Treatment Forms

To save time on your dry eye visit, please fill out and print or email the following forms before you come in. Forms can be emailed to info@carbonvalleyeyecare.com.

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