Emergency Eye Care in Houston

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Putting Your Safety First

At Riz Eye Care, we know that an eye emergency can happen anywhere without notice. We provide 24-hour urgent eye care services for eye infections, eye injuries, and other serious issues.

Getting treatment when you suffer an eye emergency as soon as possible is important to prevent potential vision loss and further complications. If you experience an eye emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us for urgent care or visit your nearest emergency room.

The Signs of an Eye Emergency

Eye emergencies don’t fall under one set category, and can range from chemical injuries, surface injuries and infections to other issues like random flashes and floaters

Some common signs and symptoms of an eye emergency can include: 

  • Loss of vision
  • Bleeding from the eye
  • Eye pain in one or both eyes
  • Physical trauma
  • Eye bulging
  • New or severe headaches
  • Double vision

Our team of eye care professionals understands that eye emergencies can be scary, and we want to help preserve your long-term eye health.

Different Types of Eye Emergencies

Getting to know some of the different types of eye emergencies can help you handle them in the moment to prevent further damage before you can receive emergency treatment.

We offer 24-hour urgent eye care services to help protect your vision in the wake of an emergency. If you experience any of the following situations, please contact us immediately.

Flashes appear as bright flickers of light in your field of vision, and they can appear on and off over weeks or even months. Occasional flashes may become more regular, but random new flashes should be checked by our team immediately as they can signal something worse, like a retinal detachment.

Floaters appear as small squiggly lines or cobwebs in your field of vision. And, while they look to be in your central vision, they are made of tiny clumps of gel or cells floating around inside your eyes, casting a shadow in your vision.

You should contact us right away if:

  • A gray curtain covers part of your vision
  • You notice many new floaters
  • You have an increased amount of flashes
  • A shadow appears in your peripheral vision

These symptoms can sometimes indicate more severe vision issues, so getting them checked out by our team is advised.

Your eyes can be extremely sensitive to trauma, so a cut or scratch to your eyeballs or eyelids can indicate the need for urgent medical care. Applying a loose bandage to the affected area while you wait for medical attention can help protect the area from further damage.

It’s vital not to apply too much pressure to the injured area.

Chemical eye injuries can occur from activities around your home, like cleaning or even at work. Chemicals from cleaning products, garden chemicals, and industrial chemicals can accidentally get in your eyes from spills or sprays.

If you get chemicals in your eyes, the following steps can help:

  • Wash your hands with soap and cool water thoroughly.
  • Turn your head, so the affected eye is down and to the side.
  • Hold the affected eyelid open and flush it out with clean tap water for 15 minutes.

A chemical spill in your eyes can cause serious damage, and you should seek urgent care as soon as possible.

Small foreign objects like sand or dust can get in your eyes randomly throughout the day and cause discomfort. You can take the following steps to help manage discomfort:

  • Avoid rubbing your eye and try blinking to clear out the object.
  • Wash your hands and examine your eye to try to locate the object.
  • Use artificial tear eye drops to rinse out the object.
  • Flush the object out with cool water if it’s stuck on or under your eyelid.
  • Contact us for emergency eye care if the object cannot be removed, and irritation continues.].

Large foreign objects like glass or metal can cause serious damage if they get stuck in your eyes.

If a large foreign object is stuck in your eyes, it’s essential not to touch the object. Do not apply pressure or attempt to remove it. Leave it as is and seek immediate emergency medical attention.

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, occurs when there is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the front of your eyes.

Some common signs and symptoms of conjunctivitis can include:

  • Clear, watery discharge in the affected eye
  • Mild redness
  • Itching eyes
  • A pus-like discharge

Conjunctivitis may not always be an eye emergency, but in some cases, conjunctivitis can be contagious and cause eye pain and severe redness. In severe cases of conjunctivitis, you may require urgent eye care to treat and manage it.

Preserving Your Eye Health

Preserving your eye health is important, and at Riz Eye Care, we aim to be there for you when you experience an eye emergency. If you require urgent medical attention with your eyes, please contact us for emergency treatment or visit your nearest emergency room.

Our Locations

Riz Eye Care has 5 locations throughout Texas to best serve residents all across our beautiful state.

Meyerland

  • 9555 S. Post Oak Rd
  • Houston, TX 77096

Sugarland

  • 345 Hwy 6
  • Sugarland, TX 77478

The Woodlands

  • 10001 Woodlands Pkwy.
  • The Woodlands, TX 77382

North Shore

  • 13750 East Fwy
  • Houston, TX 77015

Wharton

  • 10388 US-59
  • Wharton, TX 77488
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