Eye Conditions

There are many different problems that can occur with the eyes. Whether this is an injury or an infection, our professional team at WellCare Urgent Care can help. Get back to seeing clearly with our expert care today.

Do You Have a Black Eye?

Eye conditions are serious medical issues that require an examination right away. A physician can look inside your eye with instruments that reveal the condition of the back of the eyeball. If there is a problem such as a detached retina, then you will need emergency surgery. In most cases, a black eye affects only the skin around the eyes, so you can apply cool or warm compresses to reduce any pain or swelling.

Do You Have Blurry Vision?

Sudden blurry vision can indicate that you have a health issue that requires attention. A stroke or brain tumor can cause this problem. In addition, you can have blurry vision from eyestrain due to reading too much or spending too much time using electronic devices such as computers. You may need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct your vision.

Do You Have an Eye Infection?

Infection of one or both eyes can occur due to exposure to pathogens such as bacteria along with contamination from pollutants such as chemicals. The symptoms from blepharitis can include having watery eyes that burn, or you may have crusty debris on the eyelids. A physician can provide eye drops to relieve the discomfort in your eyes.

Have You Scratched an Eyeball?

If you wear contact lenses, then it is easy to scratch an eyeball with harder lenses or a fingernail. This can lead to a serious acanthamoeba keratitis infection that causes discomfort from light sensitivity, blurred vision, or excessive moisture from the tear ducts. A physician can prescribe antibiotic oral medications along with eye drops that will eliminate this infection.

Do You Have Bumps around Your Eyes?

It is possible to have bumps around your eyes, and these are often on the upper or lower eyelids. Styes can feel irritating or obscure your vision, but the little bumps usually go away within a few days. Massage your eyes with clean fingers, or you can apply soothing compresses that will reduce the pain from these bumps.

Are You Having Sudden Double Vision?

When you have double vision, it is a serious medical issue, indicating that you have a head injury or a problem with your brain. You should visit an urgent care center such as WellCare immediately to determine if you have had a stroke or have a concussion. The treatment for double vision varies, depending on its cause.

Come into WellCare

Eye problems are not to be taken lightly. If you are suffering from an eye problem then come into WellCare Urgent Care right away so that we can find a treatment for you and prevent any further problems from occurring. You can book an appointment online at our Cascade and Leonard locations.

Should I visit Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

Urgent Care

When you have any medical condition that is non-life threatening or have general medical needs, then an Urgent Care center can take care of these. WellCare Urgent Care takes care of a variety of medical concerns such as the flu, vaccinations, physicals, allergy symptoms, and more.

WellCare Urgent care is convenient because it is quick and cost-effective.

Average visit time: 1 hour
Average cost: $150

Emergency Room

Emergency care is necessary when you are suffering from a life-threatening condition. This could be a heart attack, stroke, head injury, or other trauma that requires more advanced treatment. If you or someone you love has a life-threatening illness or injury, then you need to call 911 and get to the closest Emergency Room.

Emergency Rooms, while the best option for serious trauma, do take time and are costly.

Average Time Spent: 4.5 hours
Average Cost Per Visit: $1700

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