If you are unable to reach us, or this is outside of our business hours, go to your nearest ER.
If you’re not sure if you’re having an emergency, read on to learn if your condition is cause for concern.
What is Considered an Eye Emergency?
Eye emergencies are eye injuries or symptoms that threaten your eye health or vision, and require immediate attention. It’s always better to be safe than sorry — if you’re unsure, seek an expert’s opinion. Examples of eye emergencies include but aren’t limited to:
- Loss of vision
- Seeing double vision
- Sudden painful or red eye
- Foreign objects entering the eye
- Eye infections, such as pink eye
- Scratches in eyes
Should You Call Us,
Or Go to the ER?
Many times, an emergency eye doctor is a better choice than visiting an emergency room for an eye injury — we are more likely to have specialized equipment or knowledge specific to eye care.
However, if the emergency occurs outside of normal business hours and you cannot reach an eye professional, don’t wait. Visit the ER to get professional help as soon as possible.
What NOT to Do During
an Eye-Related Emergency
The most important things to do are remain calm and seek medical attention immediately. Don’t attempt to correct any issues yourself, as you may cause additional damage.
- Press or rub an injured eye
- Attempt to remove a foreign object from the eye
- Use dry cotton or instruments like tweezers near your eye
- Ignore the problem
Emergency Eye Care at Elite Vision Care
If you need emergency eye care, there’s no need to panic: the specialists at Elite Vision Care are here to help you, as we’ve helped countless patients before.
Contact us at (281) 729-5303 to reach our experienced team as soon as possible, or come straight to our office at 1615 W. League City Pkwy in League City, TX during business hours – your eyes will thank you!