Need Urgent Care in Hamden or North Haven?
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 Omnivision Eye Associates, Dr. Hochberg has extensive experience 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 from North Haven or live in Hamden, 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.
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. Louis Hochberg
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).
Call your eye doctor. Your actions will depend on the exact location of the bleeding.
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.
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.
Yes. New onset double vision may be the sign of a dangerous condition like a stroke.
Sudden, short pains in the eye are not usually cause for concern. Frequent or lasting pain should be seen by your eye doctor.
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.
Schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. Often there is no real cause for alarm but it is possible that this signifies a the existence of Glaucoma.
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.
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.
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.
Omnivision Eye Associates brings together all aspects of eye care to you. We are a dedicated and compassionate staff of Optometrist, Optician, and our amazing staff serving all of your eye care needs.
Our flexible office hours accommodate any schedule.
Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses
Omnivision Eye Associates 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 Insurance Plans at our Hamden, CT Office
- Aetna & Aetna Medicare
- Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Connecticare Cigna
- Connecticare MedicarePHCS/Multiplan
- United Healthcare (UHC) & (UHCM)First Health
- VSP Medicare
- Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP) Oxford
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. We also work with CareCredit to provide interest free payments.
Hamden, CT 06517
- Phone: 203-287-1595
- Fax: 203-230-9579
- Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
*Closed for lunch Monday, Thursday and Friday 1-2 PM, Tuesdays from 2-3 PM