Eye Emergencies in Floresville

Eye Emergencies in Floresville

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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 Hill Country Vision Center - Floresville for emergency eye care.

Our Floresville 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


Urgent Eye Care in Floresville

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- Apr. 17, 2024
I have been to many vision places and this was the most thorough professional exam I ever received
- Apr. 07, 2024
Dr was great and staff was very helpful.
- Apr. 03, 2024
Everyone were so friendly and helpful. A very good ,first time experience. I already gave a recommen... dation.
- Mar. 11, 2024
The minute I walked through the door, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Dr. V was amazing, tak... es his time and explains everything. Madeline was who helped me get fitted for my new glasses. She was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable, helpful, patient, caring, I could go on and on. I highly recommend this location for your eye care needs!
- Feb. 17, 2024
Fast service, efficient and friendly!!
- Jan. 27, 2024
I brought my two children in for an eye appointment last week and I can not say enough about how won... derful these ladies are. My son is 8, has ASD and can be uncooperative in unfamiliar situations. But these ladies from the front desk, the doctor and everyone in between were SO kind and patient. His appointment took a good chunk of time but no one ever made us feel uncomfortable about it. The doctor was so patient and talked through everything she was doing. They were absolutely so kind and patient, I can not give enough praise. And the best part, he got a prescription that he'll actually be able to use!! Thank you guys again, you are truly phenomenal.
- Nov. 25, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and helpful answering all my questions. Thank you Hill Country Vision.
- Nov. 18, 2023
The staff is amazing!
- Aug. 05, 2023
If you want to be treated with compassion and respect, this is the place. Very knowledgeable and be... st exam!
- Aug. 03, 2023
Great doctor and awesome staff. They really care about their patients.
- Jul. 28, 2023
The kindest most helpful ladies I have experienced at a doctor’s office in Floresville or San Anto... nio! Everyone smiling, eager to help, answered all my question and concerns, will definitely be back annually or sooner if need be!
- Jun. 26, 2023
Very quick, friendly and efficient service
- Apr. 03, 2023
Exceptional patient/customer service throughout the entire office, staff and doctor included! I will... be taking the rest of my family to this practice.
- Feb. 16, 2023
Wonderful service!
- Feb. 10, 2023
Amazing team! Very professional and personable!
- Feb. 06, 2023
My family and I always receive great service here! The staff and doctor are always so kind really li... sten to you.
- Jan. 27, 2023
Very knowledgeable staff and excellent service
- Dec. 16, 2022
Great
- Dec. 04, 2022
Excellent care
- Nov. 15, 2022
The staff always make feel safe and relaxed.

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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 Floresville 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 Floresville as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Hill Country Vision Center - Floresville in Floresville without delay!

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