Eye Injury

Eye Injury

As the weather improves this spring we are becoming more active, and our clinic has noticed an increase in the cases of eye injuries this season. Eye protection is a priority, but accidents still happen and prompt attention and care by an eyecare professional is imperative.

We all have vast amount of knowledge at our fingertips any exploring your symptoms online can yield some scary results. So how do you know when you should be seen or when you can wait? One of the first rules of care stipulates that early diagnosis and treatment often leads to better results and outcomes. If you have any of the following symptoms I would urge you to seek care.

  1. Swollen eyes
  2. Redness
  3. Pain in or around the eyes
  4. Trauma to the eye
  5. Sudden vision loss or blurred vision
  6. Sensitivity to light
  7. flashes of light
  8. sudden increase in floaters or spots
  9. Visual field loss
  10. Bleeding, watery or goopy (mucous discharge) of the eyes

We provide emergency eye care for the Broken Arrow and Tulsa are. We are located at 101st and Aspen in Broken Arrow (918)893-3769. We have a sister practice in midtown Tulsa at 51 and Harvard, Optique Professional Eye Care (918)743-9918, in the Country Club Plaza. On the weekends call (918)893-3769 ext 306, if an attendant does not answer leave a message with your name and a call back number and our staff will return your call shortly.

Thank you for allowing us to be your source for Urgent Eye Care.

Allergy season is upon us!

Allergy Season in Oklahoma

Heralded in by Easter and Daylight Savings Time, allergy season has come roaring into Oklahoma. We have already had our first tornado of the season and and blooms are swirling around with the spring wind.

If you have yet to feel the impact of the seasonal allergies you likely will with an estimated 60% of people being affected by varying degrees of allergies. The eye is a prime target for airborne allergens simply due to the large surface area of this exposed mucous membrane. These itchy, watery, blurry eyes are often accompanied by rhinitis and sinusitis. These symptoms are a result of the bodies immunological response and the degranulation of mast cells. Contact lens patients are often acutely aware of the impact that ocular allergies can have on their vision and ability to wear their contact lens. Early treatment is a must to reduce this impact.

The quality of life and productivity is impacted by the allergic reactions via discomfort, distorted vision, disruption of contact lens usage, dryness and fatigue. Allergic  Conjunctivitis may look like bacterial conjunctivitis, Viral conjunctivitis (pink eye), blepharitis and even dry eye syndrome, so it is recommended to seek out your local optometrist to evaluate your eye conditions and determine the best course of treatment.

Once it is determined to be indeed allergic conjunctivitis the treatment options are wide and based on the severity of the condition at the initial presentation.

  • Cold packs
  • OTC topical drops like Zaditor or Naphcon-A
  • Prescription Anti-histamine and mast cell stabilizers
  • Topical steroids
  • Orals
  • immunomodulators

In Broken Arrow, BA Eye Site is here to help you, call (918)893-3769, and come see us located at 101 and Aspen (145th). Early treatment is best to resolve most conditions before they worsen.