Eye Emergencies in Oak Hill

Eye Emergencies in Oak Hill

Foreign objects or stabbing pains in your eye? Don’t wait!

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Experiencing a stab of pain in your eye?

Sudden changes in vision? Images appearing faded, blurry or foggy?

Got chemicals or another foreign object or substance in your eye?

Come visit EyeCare Specialties - South Towne for emergency eye care.

Our Oak Hill optometrists can help you preserve your vision and eye health.

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We understand that accidents happen.

Our optometrists know exactly what to do to help you through your eye care emergency.

Whether it’s a workplace accident, an at-home incident, or some other emergency requiring immediate attention, we’re here to help you preserve your eye health and sight!


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What To Do If You Have an Eye Emergency

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First things first. Don’t panic! Staying calm is the best way to help you think straight and help those around you to remain calm. Often, it’s not necessary to go to an emergency room for eye emergencies. In fact, the vast majority of people who go to the emergency room for eye care could have received treatment from their local optometrist instead.

If you’re unsure whether you’re experiencing an eye emergency, give us a call immediately! Delay may increase the risk of serious complications and may result in vision loss.

Until you see your eye doctor or seek urgent care, avoid the following:

  • Don’t try to remove an embedded object out of your eye
  • If your eye is injured, don't press on it or rub it
  • Dry cotton and sharp instruments such as tweezers should never be used on the eye.

Whether you've had a workplace accident or an at-home incident, our eye doctors are here to help


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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 04, 2024
Despite the outrageous prices of eyewear across the board at most providers, The team was really awe... some, communicated very well and were open and honest and not at all pushy when it came time to purchase frames and lenses. Very good team!
- Jan. 17, 2024
All of the doctors at EyeCare Specialties are excellent. Dr Patel, in particular is extremely knowl... edgeable and personal. I have an eye disease with corneal transplants and Dr Patel was recommended and now I wouldn't consider another eye doctor. He is so thorough and experienced. It turns out that he worked with the same doctors in Houston who performed my transplants. It's been my pleasure to develop a great relationship with Dr Patel and all the staff at EyeCare Specialties. Their customer service is top notch and they take care to know who you are. I've recommended EyeCare Specialties to family and friends and I know you will be in great hands.
- Dec. 15, 2023
The professionals at EyeCare are exactly that. They are all very kind and knowledgeable at what they... do. It was a relaxing and positive experience, and I highly recommend EyeCare. Thank you so much for improving not only my eyesight, but also improving my outlook on life. : )
- Dec. 12, 2023
Dr. Stephanie Colorado is very nice, friendly and knowledgeable and always explains everything very ... clearly. I highly recommend her.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Best place to get your eyes checked
- Oct. 19, 2023
Dr. Manish Patel did such an amazing job with my LASIK that my next eye appointment was 8 years late... r. (Obviously he would have preferred I return earlier.) I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Patel - he's everything one wants in an eye care professional.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Dr. Haven is thorough and compassionate. Everyone at the practice has provided me great service in t... he years I’ve been a patient.
- Oct. 02, 2023
Great service, staff is extremely welcoming and thorough answering any questions. Would recommend to... anyone!
- Oct. 02, 2023
Highly recommended
- Sep. 03, 2023
Dr. Patel is awesome. As friendly as he is attentive and professional. It’s a little drive for me,... but I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
- Jul. 13, 2023
Lovely people.
- Jun. 14, 2023
Great experience and awesome people
- May. 22, 2023
I have been going to EyeCare Specialties since I was a kid and the service has always been beyond am... azing. It’s rare to find a clinic with such knowledgeable, friendly, and professional staff. Each Optometrist knows what they are doing from annual visits to healing scratched corneas. The Front staff is also incredibly welcoming and the second you walk in you know you are being taken care of. Highly recommend these folks for all your eye needs!!!
- Apr. 03, 2023
Got me in for an appointment quickly and were very friendly!
- Mar. 02, 2023
Dr. Patel is a great doctor!
- Feb. 18, 2023
They have taken care of me for several years and I am getting up there in age. Best glasses I ever h... ad along with treatment and care, and of course I recommend them.
- Nov. 04, 2022
Great experience as always. Dr. Patel is kind, thorough, educational and never pushy. He's why I kee... p coming back!
- Oct. 08, 2022
Very nice place!
- Sep. 06, 2022
I have been a patient of Dr. Patel for several years now. He and his team always make sure all your ... questions are answered and take care of you like you deserved. I highly recommend him and his team.
- Aug. 23, 2022
Quality service. The staff was great with my kids.

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Eye Emergencies FAQs

What is considered an eye emergency?

Eye emergencies are anything that may cause permanent damage to your eyes or vision without timely intervention from an eye care professional.

The most common types of eye emergencies include:

  • A blow, poke or other trauma to the eye
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Chemical spills in the eye
  • Foreign object embedded in the eye
  • Sudden appearance of light flashes or floaters
  • Contact lens lost in the eye
Does an eye infection require urgent care?

Symptoms of an eye infection typically include itching, burning, redness, crusty and watery eyes. See a Oak Hill eye doctor if your symptoms last over 4 days or if you experience intense pain, redness, blurred vision or light sensitivity.

What should I do if a foreign object enters my eye?

Most of the time, a person can easily remove debris from the eye by repeatedly blinking to get the debris out. If that doesn't work, you can wash your eye with saline (sterile salt water) to flush out any dust and dirt from your eye, or use streaming tap water.

However, to scratch your cornea while attempting to get an object out which can cause further site-threatening complications.

So the best thing you can do in this kind of eye emergency is to get to your eye doctor in Oak Hill as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting EyeCare Specialties - South Towne in Oak Hill without delay!

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