Emergency Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care from River Place Vision Center

River Place Vision Center provides emergency eye care to our clients in Austin, TX. Our optometrist offers around-the-clock access to urgent eye care. You cannot always prevent an injury from occurring, but prompt optometry treatment can preserve your vision. Keep reading to learn more about our emergency eye care services.


Emergency Eye Care

You cannot always prevent eye accidents from happening. However, when they do, you need prompt and skillful treatment. We offer after-hours and weekend access to emergency eye care. If you suffer from trauma that damages your eye, we are here to take care of you when you need it most.

Types of Emergencies We Handle

Hopefully, you will never go through any of these eye injuries. However, our optometrist has handled the following eye care emergencies.

Retinal Detachment

When the retina detaches from the tissue that supports it, oxygen can no longer reach the blood vessels. Emergency care can prevent permanent blindness. 

Corneal Abrasions

This injury develops from a scratch on your cornea. It can cause blurry vision and pain. Depending on the severity, you may temporarily or permanently lose your vision. Fast treatment is essential.

Orbital Bone Fracture

The orbital bone surrounds the eye and protects it from injury. However, a sudden force caused by sports injuries, falls and accidents can cause the socket to fracture, resulting in double vision or worse.

Eyelid Lacerations

If you get a cut on your eyelid, you may require surgery to protect your cornea and prevent a deformity.

Foreign Objects

When debris or foreign object lodge in your eye, you may suffer vision loss or nerve damage.

Symptoms leading to Eye Emergency Care

Our emergency optometrist can help you if you experience any of the following symptoms: Vision loss in one eye

  • Eye bleeding
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Floaters, black spots and light flashes
  • Red or swollen eyes
  • Eye pain

If you have severe eye pain or similar symptoms to those above following an injury, seek medical assistance right away. With prompt, capable optometry care, you can preserve your vision and start the healing process quickly, improving your chances of a positive outcome.

Call Us For Emergency Eye Care in Austin, TX

River Place Vision Center provides patients with compassionate care during regular office hours and during emergency eye care treatment. Contact us today for more information on our emergency eye care and other vision services in Austin, TX. We can set you up with an appointment or render emergency assistance to protect your vision and eye health.

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