Eye Emergencies in Coles Crossing South

Eye Emergencies in Coles Crossing South

Foreign objects or stabbing pains in your eye? Don’t wait!

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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 Memorial Eye Center - Barker Cypress for emergency eye care.

Our Coles Crossing South 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!


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


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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 Coles Crossing South 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 Coles Crossing South as soon as possible.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 12, 2024
Professional and friendly Staff had no problems.
- Jun. 11, 2024
If you're looking for technicians, doctors, and even receptionists who are skilled, experienced, cor... dial, and professional, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! Also, the reception room is easily the most comfortable I've ever seen anywhere! A large variety of comfortable chair designs and even table & chair combinations for groups! I've never seen a reception room that appeared so welcoming and well-equipped! 5-STARS!
- May. 21, 2024
Megan and Amanda were amazing!! Helped me with all my needs, and helped realign my current glasses o... ut of the kindness of their hearts. Very professional, would definitely recommend!
- May. 06, 2024
Caring Staff and Dr. Meeks is awesome!
- May. 01, 2024
Moving to Cypress from Spring, Texas I was nervous finding a new eye doctor but my sister recommende... d this office and I was completely happy with my exam and Dr. Ruchita Sharma! Very professional and knowledgeable staff! Will definitely recommend to my friends and family! And it less than five minutes from home!
- Apr. 27, 2024
I like this place; its cozy atmosphere, friendly and professional staff, and, most importantly, the ... quality of care from the doctor. Thank you.
- Apr. 19, 2024
I have been coming here a long time. Although some of the personnel have change they are still easy ... and helpful to work with.
- Apr. 13, 2024
Dr. Sharma went the "extra mile" to print a document that I needed to take with me to the DMV. I was... very thankful to her for doing that.🙏🏾 Although I was disappointed to learn that Dr. Z is no longer practicing and Memorial Eye Center took over Eye Trends, my overall experience was great! I am glad I can still come to the same "location" for quality eye care. I look forward to my next visit 👀
- Mar. 31, 2024
Very polite, nice and respectful atmosphere. They could teach classes on customer care.
- Mar. 19, 2024
Very professional and thorough service.
- Feb. 12, 2024
Ron is the best when it comes to helping you select eyewear
- Feb. 04, 2024
Great place to see professional eye exam services
- Jan. 24, 2024
Service was prompt and everyone was cordial. Thanks
- Jan. 10, 2024
I have a couple of interactions with Alexis in the eye glass area. She is very knowledgeable of all ... products, pricing and is great with customers!. Thank you Alexis for everything! You’re the best!
- Jan. 09, 2024
Knowledgeable and friendly staff!
- Jan. 08, 2024
Love this place
- Dec. 28, 2023
Very friendly and helpful staff.
- Dec. 14, 2023
Awesome staff, and professional support! Highly recommend.
- Nov. 17, 2023
Great and affordable place to get your eye exams!
- Nov. 01, 2023
When I had to find a new Optometrist, I chose Dr. Meeks and I am so fortunate that I chose her. Dr. ... Meeks is very knowledgeable. I have Multiple Sclerosis and Dr. Meeks spent time checking the inside and back parts of my eyes, such as my corneas and retinas. I feel so confident and well taken care of with Dr. Meeks. Dr. Meeks is very personable and kind. I would recommend Dr. Meeks to everyone I know.

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Urgent Eye Care in Coles Crossing South

Our optometry practice in Coles Crossing South

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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