Come to one of the best trained Miami Beach eye doctors and eye specialty centers in all of South Florida!

The South Beach Vision Team and Dr. Stelzer are extensively trained and ready to deal with all types of ocular emergencies, including red eyes, eye infections, eye irritations, and eye injuries ranging from minor ocular surface injuries to severe injuries that may require triage and referral to a surgical specialist. We are located conveniently in a 24/Hour concierge/valet assisted building in the heart of South Beach, Miami Beach for your convenience if you need emergent attention.


  • Any traumatic or superficial injury
  • Exposure to chemicals or irritants
  • Changes or loss of vision
  • Sudden double vision
  • Flashes or floaters
  • Redness
  • Significant discharge
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Pupil changes
  • Ocular pain


  • Generally hospital emergency rooms are not equipped to diagnose or evaluate general eye conditions, and many times, even ocular emergencies. Emergent ocular conditions should be first triaged by our South Beach Vision staff. It is financially and medically advantageous to see our South Beach, Miami Beach optometrist for immediate care and referral if deemed necessary.
  • Ocular emergencies often include pain, redness, or discharge from the eyes. Emergencies also include any sudden change in your vision. Some emergencies have no pain at all like a retinal detachment, but usually cause noticeable flashes and floaters or missing areas of vision and are also considered an ocular emergency.
  • In cases where a surgical or specialist referral is required (penetrating eye injuries, retinal detachments, significant extra/intraocular inflammation or infection) South Beach Vision will ensure you receive a referral to the best, most appropriate ophthalmic specialists in the Miami area so you are seen as soon as possible to ensure the best possible prognosis.
  • If you suspect you are having an ocular emergency but you’re not sure if it is emergent or urgent, please call or text our South Beach Vision eye care office, or email us at We will help you decide the type of care that is needed. South Beach Vision is available to take emergency calls during our normal business hours. Please call us at 305-877-2026 in the case of an ocular emergency. If you are experiencing an ocular emergency and it is outside of our normal business hours, we recommend you call Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at 888-845-0002. Bascom Palmer’s eye emergency room in Miami is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.

One of the best ways to prevent an ocular emergency is to have an annual comprehensive eye exam every year regardless of your need to wear glasses or contacts. During the medical examination and dilation our doctors can often see signs of impending danger and reduce the likelihood of preventable emergencies in many cases. Emergencies happen and you need to know what to do when they occur. Our vision is our most vital sense and one we must protect. Do not put off annual eye care as the result can be loss of vision and disability. We are your Miami Beach community eye care center and OUR Optometrist wants to be YOUR Optometrist. Call us today to schedule your exam and keep your eyes and vision protected!