Urgent Care when Needed
Accidents can happen and put your vision at risk. It’s important to know what to do in a situation like this since swift action can help protect and preserve your eyesight.
Visit us if an emergency happens to you—we can help determine the best course of action for your condition. If your emergency occurs outside of office hours, go to your nearest emergency room. You’ll need treatment right away.
Types of Eye Emergencies
It’s important to seek a timely assessment if you experience an eye emergency, but what is considered an emergency? No matter the severity, you should visit us or seek medical attention if you experience any of the following:
- Bleeding from the eyes
- Bruising around the eye
- Chemical splash
- Discharge or crustiness
- Enlarged pupils
- Extreme itchiness
- Eye pain or soreness
- Eye trauma
- Foreign body in the eye
- Scratch or cut
How to Handle an Eye Emergency
If you experience an eye emergency, stay as calm as you can. Don’t attempt to remove foreign objects or put medications or eye drops into your eyes. Avoid touching your eyes, and do not remove your contact lenses unless you experience a chemical splash.
Visit us as soon as you can, but there are a few things you can do in the meantime. Blink to remove as much debris stuck in your eye as possible. Wash your hands thoroughly before rinsing your eyes with cool water.
The sooner you visit us for emergency care, the faster we can help. We’re available in Baytown to handle emergencies that come into our office.
You can find us at the corner of East Fwy and Garth Road, in the shopping center.