Ocular Emergencies

First Eye Care McKinney offers emergency services designed to address any immediate concerns our patients may have. If you have sustained an injury to your eye, or if you are experiencing another eye emergency, please contact our vision center immediately. We understand that it can be difficult to determine how serious an eye injury is, which is why we encourage you to err on the side of caution. If something serious is going on with your eye and it is left untreated or ignored, it could turn into a much bigger problem. We know how stressful these types of situations can be, but we want to put your mind at ease and let you know that you can trust us.

Accidents and emergencies happen, often out of our control. The best way to prevent serious damage to your eyes and vision is by scheduling a comprehensive eye exam at First Eye Care McKinney. We are often able to detect symptoms that could lead to an eye emergency down the road. However, if you are experiencing an ocular emergency, or are unsure how serious your problem is, please give us a call right away.

Common Eye Emergencies

One of the worst things you could do is fail to see an eye doctor when dealing with an eye emergency. This can actually result in long-term damage. We understand eye emergencies can take place anytime, anywhere, which is why we are here for you. If you need immediate assistance, please contact First Eye Care McKinney today.

The following are symptoms that may indicate you need immediate medication attention for an eye injury:

  • Flashes of light or black spots
  • Disappearance of vision often described as “curtain-like”
  • Eye pain
  • Seeing halos or rainbows around light
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Sudden hazy or blurred vision, seemingly out of nowhere
  • Red, crusty, or swollen eyelids
  • Eyelids that will not open because they are swollen or infected Sudden double vision
  • Sudden red or painful eye
  • Pink eye
  • Foreign body in the eye
  • Injury to the eye

While you are waiting for emergency medication attention for your eye problem, NEVER do the following:

  • Press on the injured eye
  • Attempt to remove the foreign object on your own
  • Use dry cotton or sharp instruments on the eye
  • Attempt to remove an embedded object in the corner of your eye

We believe in the importance of taking good care of your eyes and vision, especially in emergency situations. If you are dealing with an eye emergency, please contact First Eye Care McKinney today. We encourage you to contact us prior to going to urgent care or the emergency room, however, if it is a true emergency, seek medical attention immediately.