Eye Emergencies in Far West Side

Eye Emergencies in Far West Side

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 EyeTX - Culebra for emergency eye care.

Our Far West Side 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!


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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


Urgent Eye Care in Far West Side

Our optometry practice in Far West Side

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicare
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  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 23, 2024
The appointment was quick and efficient and the turnaround time to pick up my glasses was reasonable... . I appreciated that I wasn't pressured into buying new frames when I just wanted to update the lenses in my current frames.
- Feb. 07, 2024
I brought in glasses (from an online store) that had a screw missing. The screw in them was too smal... l and barely touched the threads so it was inevitable. ANGELA helped me right away. She not only fixed them but got a screw fully threaded through the whole piece. There's no chance I'm losing a screw again. Great service!!!
- Jan. 11, 2024
Speechless! All I can say is WOW. Never in my 46 years of wearing glasses have I ever had such an ou... tstanding eye exam/visit. From scheduling to insurance to eyewear/contacts AWESOME! The staff is very nice and customer service is top notch. Brenda helped me and was so professional and awesome. Micheal was the optometrist who saw me and he was phenomenal! He explained everything every step of the way. He asked me my needs and wants and gave me options. He went above and beyond for my vision needs. There was another male at the front desk (I didn’t catch his name) who was very friendly and professional. Brenda knew my insurance benefits so I didn’t have to hassle calling to re-confirm. Not one mistake was made. I will continue to bring all of my business here. EyeTX Culebra, if any of you are reading this, just know you made my day. The exam rooms were clean and well stocked. Lots of glasses to choose from but I ended up getting contacts. I will be back and my family too!
- Jan. 06, 2024
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
- Nov. 02, 2023
Doctor and staff were outstanding
- Oct. 24, 2023
Outstanding service and a knowledgeable doc.
- Oct. 23, 2023
The staff was very friendly and helpful without putting pressure to buy.
- Oct. 13, 2023
Great friendly place !
- Sep. 12, 2023
Great customer service. Angela is a sweet heart. Only place I go for my annual exam and eyewear. ... Thank you Angela for all the help you provided on a day that started out terrible but ended on a happy note thanks to you. Angela and Elizabeth you rock✌🏽❤️
- Sep. 09, 2023
Exams are thorough and quick. Staff is friendly and store was clean. Dr. Lopez is wonderful!
- Aug. 27, 2023
Fast, nice, and professional.
- Aug. 12, 2023
Love the staff and doctors at the Culebra location—Elizabeth is a gem, always going the extra mile... and makes everything easy. Dr Aguilera was wonderful and Dr Alvarez equally amazing.
- Jul. 29, 2023
Great service
- Jul. 18, 2023
Really enjoyed coming here. 1st time at this location. Staff was friendly. They were quick but wi... thout losing any of the customer service.
- Jun. 22, 2023
Great staff ! And Dr Shriya was pleasant and addressed all my concerns!
- Jun. 01, 2023
Dr. Michael Aguilera was thorough and kind. I will continue to see him as my optometrist.
- May. 28, 2023
Great service and professional staff
- May. 26, 2023
The staff is efficient and professional
- May. 21, 2023
Very nice and helpful workers. They. Gave me fast service. And I'm so great full. .
- May. 08, 2023
In the last three years I have been to at least three different eyeglass centers. EyeTX is by far th... e best. The eye exam was done perfectly to match my vision problems. The frames were neither fancy nor nerdy. They fit my face perfectly. The staff was very helpful with all the details. There was no pressure on their part to decide on which frames I chose. I would highly recommend EyeTX to my friends and family. You need to create a commercial to advertise your excellent services.

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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 Far West Side 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 Far West Side as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting EyeTX - Culebra in Far West Side without delay!

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