When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Call 911 or for emergency medical assistance
Seek immediate medical attention if:

  • Your eye pain is unusually severe
  • Your vision changes suddenly or you have difficulty seeing clearly
  • Your eye is too painful to touch
  • You experience abdominal pain or vomiting along with your eye pain
  • Your eye pain is caused by a foreign object or chemical splashed in your eye
  • You see halos around lights
  • Your eye bulges outward
  • You have trouble moving your eye

If you have eye pain and you wear soft contact lenses, have a weakened immune system or your eye pain is worse after using medication for three days, you should also seek medical attention.

Mar. 01, 2013