Eye Emergencies in Dallas

Eye Emergencies in Dallas

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 Optix Eyecare & Gallery for emergency eye care.

Our Dallas 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!


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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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 Dallas 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 Dallas as soon as possible.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 25, 2024
I had a great experience here for my eye exam. There was no wait time, and Dr. Wang and the entire s... taff were very kind and helpful. They were very transparent about pricing before I showed up for the appointment as well. I highly recommend this office!
- Feb. 09, 2024
I have been going here for several years. Love the staff and the doctors. Very informative and knowl... edgeable. High quality and you get what you pay for. 😊
- Feb. 08, 2024
I wanted to thank the Optix team for a smooth appointment, and give a special shoutout to Courtney! ... She was absolutely amazing in assisting me with finding the best frames for my preferred style and look. In addition, she went above and beyond when it came to finding the best pricing. I highly recommend seeing her for your next frame selection consultation.
- Jan. 26, 2024
My visit to Optix Eyecare in Dallas was exceptional. They offer a modern selection of high-end eyewe... ar brands. The service was outstanding! Ashley, the optician provided a good eye and ample browsing time and was super patient with me when it came to deciding on frames! The atmosphere is welcoming and professional. Highly recommend for quality eyewear and excellent customer service
- Oct. 25, 2023
Wonderful experience, highly recommend. Courtney picked out the absolute cutest pair of glasses for ... me. Quick turnaround time. Top Notch!
- Jul. 31, 2023
I love this eye care center. All of their staff is super friendly. After making an appointment, ther... e was little to no wait time. I want to give a special shout-out to Courtney, she is the best!! I didn’t know what style or brand of glasses I wanted, and I felt like she really took the time to figure out what I would like. I went with a pair of Tom Fords that are my all time favorite glasses. If you come here, try to see Courtney, she’s so sincere and I really appreciate her recommendations.
- May. 11, 2023
They always take care of us here. We won't go anywhere else!
- Apr. 11, 2023
Courtney was very diligent in readjusting my glasses. I appreciate her work ethic!
- Feb. 17, 2023
This place is amazing!! The entire staff is so personable and genuinely friendly. I love my new gla... sses and Courtney is a joy to work with!!
- Feb. 09, 2023
Optix Eyecare is the best optician office in Dallas from my experience. Very friendly staff and grea... t optometrists. Would recommend everyone to come here.
- Feb. 08, 2023
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- Jun. 08, 2022
If you can afford the better eyeglasses they offer it is well worth it , before I was only getting C... osco glasses , the difference is amazing.
- Apr. 18, 2022
Staff and doctor were friendly and professional. They took the time to understand all the issues I h... ad with my eyes. It was a wonderful first visit and I’m glad that we went to this eye doctor.
- Apr. 15, 2022
Today was first visit and I couldn’t be happier. Friendly, efficient and professional staff. Off... ice and equipment were spotlessly clean and modern. Dr Hatton answered all my questions and I left with changes to my contact prescription that improved my vision. Thank you!
- Mar. 25, 2022
Excellent state of the art facility, excellent staff.
- Feb. 15, 2022
Best eye doctor I have ever been to! Extremely friendly staff, most up to date technology, perfect a... mbiance and location! HIGHLY recommend.
- Jan. 13, 2022
Staffs are extremely friendly and explain insurance coverage well before my appointments. Dr. Hatton... is professional, she is willing to work with her patient and offering the best treatments to approach the case based on the patients preference. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 06, 2022
I’ve been going to Optix for 3 years and I absolutely love it. The entire staff is incredible. I�... �ve seen both Dr. Hatton & Dr. Dirks, both fantastic. So informative and helpful. Not to mentio the office is beautiful. 10/10 recommends.
- Dec. 31, 2021
Wonderful experience thanks to a caring and well-knowledged staff. Love them!
- Dec. 06, 2021
Very professional. All the way around. Staff was very polite and nice.

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