NYEE After-Hours Emergency Eye Care

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai's team of specialists are available for all eye emergencies 24/7, 365 days a year.

The Eye Clinic is open for eye emergencies 7 days a week Monday - Friday between the hours of 8am and 7pm. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays the clinic is open between the hours of 8am and 4pm.

Between the hours of 7pm and 8am, patients with urgent and emergent eye conditions that require immediate attention should proceed to the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Emergency Department located at 16th Street and 1st Avenue, or to the nearest Emergency Department.

Our after-hours emergency team provides state-of-the-art urgent eye care led by NYEE's world-renowned faculty physicians, ophthalmology residents and fellows, registered nurses, and ophthalmic technicians. We are committed to providing the most advanced and compassionate care with the highest level of expertise.

Early diagnosis and treatment of urgent eye conditions is an important step in preserving your sight and avoiding lasting complications. Patients should seek medical attention if they experience eye pain and/or visual loss. Common conditions of the eye that require urgent care include:

  • Acute painful glaucoma
  • Chemical burns
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Double vision
  • Eye infections
  • Eye stroke
  • Eye trauma
  • Foreign objects in the eye
  • Retinal detachments
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Suspected ruptured globe

Walking and Driving Directions to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Emergency Room

Walking Directions

  1. Head northwest on East 14th Street toward 2nd Avenue
  2. Turn right onto 2nd Avenue and proceed to East 15th Street
  3. Turn right onto East 15th Street
  4. Turn left toward East 16th Street (on Nathan Perlman Place/behind Stuyvesant Square Park)
  5. Turn right on East 16th Street. MSBI Emergency Room will be on the left.

Driving Directions

  1. From NYEE at 310 East 14th Street, head southeast on East 14th Street towards 1st Avenue
  2. Turn left onto 1st Avenue
  3. Turn left onto east 16th Street. MSBI Emergency Room Entrance will be on the right. Or you can enter via the main entrance located at 16th Street and 1st Avenue.