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We have a 24-hour phone line for emergencies and will make sure that our patients will be seen as soon as possible.

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Don’t Go to the ER―See Your Optometrist!

Your local optometrist has the training and equipment to most effectively treat most eye emergencies. In fact, ER doctors will often refer eye emergencies to an optometrist in any event. Don’t waste your time and see your eye doctor first!

At Dr.'s Eyecare Center in Burlington, NJ we specialize in handling all manner of eye emergencies quickly and effectively. Our office uses cutting edge technology to digitally scan the front surface and back layers of the eye to accurately assess virtually every eye injury. Whether you are visiting Richboro or live in the area, we are happy to provide you with the highest level of emergency vision are available. We encourage anyone who is feeling concern about their vision or injury to their eyes to give us a call. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will make sure to fit you in quickly, even after hours.

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We Treat the Following Eye Emergencies and More:

  • Sudden Vision Loss
  • Eye floaters
  • Eye Infections and Pink Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal (removing things stuck in the eye)
  • Eye injuries and cuts to the eye
  • Painful, itchy, red, dry, or uncomfortable eyes
  • Emergency contact lens and glasses

Eye Trauma Q&A with Dr. Levy

I just lost my vision in one eye, what should I do?

Call your eye doctor, if possible. There may be instructions that need to be carried out even before arriving at the office or emergency room (should that be required).

My eye is bleeding what should I do?

Call your eye doctor. Your actions will depend on the exact location of the bleeding.

What should I do if I spill chemicals in my eye?

If chemicals are spilled in the eye, it is best to thoroughly rinse the eye with water. Tap water is fine. The water can come from a shower, a kitchen sink sprayer or, if outside, a hose. You can pour water from a glass or bucket. The key is to use a lot of water and to do it immediately. You should do it up to 30 minutes, depending on how much chemical and what kind of chemical you get in your eyes. After rinsing, you should call your eye doctor.

 

Are you seeing Floaters? Spots?

Seeing spots or floating colors suddenly?

Spots or floaters are usually not a cause for concern, but it is possible that they can be the result of a retinal tear or detachment, which should be treated immediately. Call your eye doctor for any sudden floaters, flashes, spots, cobwebs, shadows or curtains within your vision. Cover each eye to try to determine which eye it may be coming from. If the doctor wants to see you, you should expect to have one or both pupils dilated.

Learn More about Spots and Floaters Here

I am seeing double, should I go to the eye doctor?

Yes. New onset double vision may be the sign of a dangerous condition like a stroke.

I have severe pain in my eye, what do I do?

Sudden, short pains in the eye are not usually cause for concern. Frequent or lasting pain should be seen by your eye doctor.

What to do if I get sand, or metal in my eyes?

For one of the above materials in the eye, try to rinse it out with water as described in the previous section. If the eye is then comfortable, it is likely that you have been successful. If there is still a foreign body sensation, you should see an eye doctor. It is always best to see an eye doctor, either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist, rather than going to an urgent care center or an emergency room. If that is not possible, then an urgent care center or an emergency room will probably be better than not being seen at all.

Pressure Behind Your Eyes?

Schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. Often there is no real cause for alarm but it is possible.

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Is Something Stuck In Your Eye?

A foreign body is very uncomfortable, but many times it can be removed without an eye doctor. See tips below to try to remove the object. If you want assistance, contact our office immediately.

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Pink Eye or an Infection?

The most common concern with pink eye is its highly infectious nature. There is little to be concerned about but should always be checked by your doctor.

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The most common form of eye injuries are corneal abrasions. Even a small scratch can lead to an infection or fungus, it is important to see your eye doctor as soon as possible.

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Did you Get Something in Your Eye?

We receive a lot of calls about removing something stuck in your eye (foreign body removal). In most cases this can be done from the comfort of your own home. If you are having difficulty removing it, are concerned that the object is dangerous such as chemicals, glass, or wood splinters, call our practice to schedule and emergency appointment. Our eye doctor’s office is equipped with special equipment that allow us to identify and take out an object stuck in the eye.

How to remove a stuck object from your eye yourself:

  1. Vigorously wash your hands with soap and water, this applies to others who are helping you as well.
  2. Have a friend try to find the object or if you are alone use a mirror.
  3. Try blinking as tears and natural lubricant in your eyes may wash it out.
  4. Attempt to flush out the object with water at room temperature. You can pour the water from cup or bottle, or use a slowly running faucet or shower. Make sure you wait enough time so that a size-able amount of water has been used.
  5. Gently pull your upper eyelid over your lower eyelid and roll your eyes.
  6. Use a sterile cotton swab and gently wipe the inner corners of your eye. Make sure to focus your eyes on the opposite direction of where you feel the object.

Never rub your eyes as this may cause scratches to your eye which can lead to infection or worse. Never try to self treat a chemical that went in your eye. In the event of a chemical, quickly wash the eye for 15 minutes under a faucet and call your eye doctor to find out what to do for the chemical that you were exposed to.

 

About Us

Dr.'s Eyecare Center brings together all aspects of eye care to you. We are a dedicated and compassionate staff of Optometrists and Opticians serving all of your eye care needs.

Our eye care optometrists can handle any of your needs from glasses and contacts, management and treatment of eye disease and conditions, to laser vision correction needs.

Our flexible office hours accommodate any schedule, with appointments available on nights and weekends. Our optometrists are also on call 24 hours a day for emergency appointments. "Your eyes are your most important sense". Call (609) 910-5543 to schedule an appointment today.

Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses

Dr.'s Eyecare Center accepts most health insurance and vision plan. Our friendly staff is knowledgeable and will help you maximize your insurance benefits. In addition to the services of routine eye care, contact lens fitting, evaluation, and care, the practice includes an eyeglass boutique that carries the latest frame and lens styles on the market today. Our friendly opticians & stylists are trained to fit you in the proper frame and lenses. We carry specialty frames for sports as well as being a licensed dealer of Varilux lenses.

 

Services We Offer

Accepted Medical Plans at our Burlington, NJ Office

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • Horizon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Keystone

Accepted Vision Plans at our Burlington, NJ Office

  • Avesis
  • Block Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • NVASuperior Vision
  • VBAVSP
  • Humana Vision
  • VCP

We also accept Local Union Plans

We do accept other plans as well, so if you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you. Our staff is also always available to answer any questions regarding your benefits.

Dr.’s Eyecare Center

4423 Route 130 S
Burlington, NJ 08016
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  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • The most common form of eye injuries are corneal abrasions, or when you have scratched your eye. In many cases, this can occur by rubbing excessively when something is stuck in your eyes.

  • Pink Eye, or, conjunctivitis, is the inflammation of the outermost layer of the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid. It’s very common, and in most situation poses little long-term danger.
  • A foreign body in the eye is very uncomfortable, but most of the time it can be removed without needing to see an eye doctor (see here for tips).
  • “Floaters” are usually normal and harmless. But if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or floaters accompanied by flashes of light, see your eye doctor immediately.