Urgent Eyecare

At Wanganui Eyecare we have several Authorised Prescriber Optometrists.

Our Authorised Prescribers are medically endorsed and ACC registered. This means we can prescribe topical or oral medications in the treatment of disease, infection, inflammation and injury.

Some of common conditions we routinely treat and manage include:

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Aqueous Deficiency
  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
  • Herpes Simplex Eye Disease
  • Iritis
  • Ocular Allergy
  • The removal of foreign bodies from the eye, e.g. metal
  • Styes
  • Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Episcleritis
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Subconjunctival Haemorrhages
  • Corneal Abrasions
  • Sterile Keratitis
  • Blepharitis

If you experience any of the following symptoms it is important you are seen as soon as possible. Please phone our clinic directly. We will every effort to ensure an urgent appointment is made available for you:

  • Sudden blurred vision
  • Flashing lights in your vision
  • Missing patches in your vision
  • Changes in side vision, such as a curtain coming across your vision
  • An increase in ‘floaters’ or opaque patches in your vision
  • Moderate or severe pain in or around the eye
  • Sensitivity to bright lights
  • Foreign objects becoming imbedded within the eye, e.g. metal
  • A strange or unusual headache which persists
  • Sudden double vision (seeing two of each object)
  • Pain when moving the eye
  • Sudden swelling of the eye or surrounding tissues

In an emergency or if you are unsure please contact our clinic directly on 06 345 4665.