Emergency Eye Care in Amarillo, TX

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Experienced Care When You Need It Most

Accidents happen. They can be scary and stressful, and it can be difficult to know what to do if you or a loved one has experienced an eye injury. In these instances, our team at Eye Care Plus provides emergency eye care for various eye conditions and injuries.

Symptoms

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following symptoms, seek immediate medical attention:

  • Bleeding or discharge from or around the eye
  • Bruising (including black eyes, particularly from trauma)
  • Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes
  • Sudden onset of double vision
  • Eye pain
  • Headache
  • Red or bloodshot eyes
  • Itchy, stinging, or burning eyes
  • Constant feeling that something is in the eye/foreign body sensation
  • New sensitivity to light
  • Sudden swelling of the eyes or eyelids

When to Call Us

We can diagnose and treat many eye emergencies, but if we’re not open or you require immediate medical attention, visit your nearest emergency room or call 911.

Eye emergencies include accidents such as cuts, scratches, foreign objects, burns, or blunt trauma to the eye or eyelid. An eye emergency also includes infection and other medical conditions, such as the sudden onset of floaters or flashes. Even minor injuries can lead to possible vision loss if left untreated.

Trauma is generally caused by blunt force to the face or eye and can lead to bruising of the tissue around the eye (black eye) or swelling. These types of accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. If you or your loved one have sustained an injury to the face or head, it’s important to seek medical attention. Even if the injury seems minor, serious damage to the eye can occur from pressure caused by swelling of the eyelid and ocular tissue.

Chemical injuries can occur when harmful chemicals enter or make contact with the eye. These injuries can happen either at work or at home.

Acid burns, such as those sustained from vinegar, glass polish (which contains hydrofluoric acid), nail polish remover (which contains acetic acid), or battery acid, can cause damage to the cornea.

Alkali burns are more dangerous than acid burns because the offending product is harder to wash out. They are caused by ammonia-based cleaners, fertilizers, drain or oven cleaners, or cement and can lead to severe damage to the internal and external structure of the eye.

If you’ve sustained a chemical burn, flush your eyes with clean, cool water for at least 15 minutes and then seek immediate medical attention.

Often, small foreign objects like dirt, hair, or insects can enter the eye. They are usually removed easily either by blinking or tearing. However, sometimes the foreign body can cause damage to the cornea. If you have a persistent feeling that something is in your eye, even if you think it’s gone, please call us. This may be a sign of a corneal abrasion.

Large and sharp foreign bodies, like metal or glass, or debris thrown at high speeds by machinery, can cause significant damage to the cornea.

Never attempt to remove foreign bodies of this type yourself because doing so may cause further damage to the eye. While awaiting medical attention:

  • Restrict eye movements
  • Bandage or cover the eye with a paper cup
  • Cover the uninjured eye to help prevent the injured eye from moving

If you or a loved one have sustained an eye injury, please call us for emergency eye care.

Where to Find Us

You can find our beautiful clinic on S Coulter Street, right next to Freddy’s Burgers.

Address

5221 South Coulter St
Amarillo, TX 79119

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM4 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM4 PM
Friday
9 AM4 PM
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