Every July, thousands of people are rushed to the emergency room for injuries due to fireworks. Optometrists treat thousands of patients who suffer a range of fireworks-related injuries, from cuts and bruises to damaged corneas, retinas, and ruptured eyeballs. Surprisingly, most injuries are caused by legal fireworks such as sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles.
If you experience an emergency situation with your eyes, we can see you under your medical insurance plan. Often your specialist copay is much less than what it would cost you to go to the emergency room or Urgent Care. Most of the time the ER asks you to follow up with your regular eye doctor anyway!
If we aren’t open and you are having an emergency, that’s no problem! Please call the regular office number and when you hear the recording, you can press 2 to be connected directly to Dr. Verna. She will return your call as soon as possible.