When to go to urgent care for an eye injury
Any injury to the eye should be taken very seriously. Obviously, not treating your eyes following accident or injury can have serious consequences for your long term vision.
Types of eye injury commonly seen in urgent care:
- blows to the eye from an accident, fall or attack
- foreign bodies such as seeds, sand or small objects that can cause a corneal scratch
Symptoms of a moderate to severe eye injury
If you have any of the follow symptoms of an eye injury, come directly to see us.
- change to vision, including blurring, spotting or flickering
- pain inside and around the eye
- twitching of the eyelid
- a weeping eye with a flow of tears
- blood showing in the eye or redness
- severe injuries that have a puncture wound
- pus is more likely to be a bacterial eye infection like conjunctivitis
- blackness and bruising from an accident
Will ACC help with the cost of an eye injury?
First aid for an eye injury
Depending on the type of injury, you will need a different approach.
Blows to the eye:
- Apply an ice pack covered with a clean cloth.
- Try to keep your head still.
- Leave in place for 10 minutes while you seek medical help.
Chemical burns or irritant exposure to the eye:
- Quickly flush the eye with either saline (preferable) or clean water. Continue to flush with a lot of the fluid.
- Cover with a clean eye pad of cloth
- If acid or a strong chemical like bleach has come in contact with the eye, call 111.
- Cover lightly with a clean eye pad or cloth.
- Don’t apply pressure to the eye. Hold it around the eye socket instead.
- Don’t try and remove large foreign bodies yourself.
- Get to urgent care swiftly.
Complementary onsite services
At our Botany Road premises, we offer a number of onsite services including a Pharmacy and Radiology to ensure your visit to the Centre is as stress free as possible.
Health care professionals providing advance care plans
Frequently asked questions
To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement. You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:
- NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
- International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration
On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.
Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.
This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.
Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.
The length of your first appointment with your new doctor will be as follows:
* Note: if you have a chronic condition, please make a booking for 30 minutes.
Payment is required at the time of consultation
You will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your screening appointment.
Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.
There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials
We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.
If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.
All consultations are by appointment only.
14-17 years $14
18+ years $16
Urgent prescription $27.50
We are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.
For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.
These are consultation prices only.
Under 14 Years - Free 14 - 17 years - $14 18 years & over - $16
Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.