Eye Emergencies in Bastrop

Eye Emergencies in Bastrop

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 Bastrop Family Eye Care for emergency eye care.

Our Bastrop 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


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 Bastrop 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 Bastrop as soon as possible.

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- Jul. 22, 2024
Great service and great customer service from the staff all around.
- Jul. 22, 2024
Dr. Reyes takes his time to evaluate your sight and what is needed to correct it. This is the best I... have seen in years. I am impressed and highly recommend him and the office.
- Jul. 13, 2024
First time using this business! Very knowledgeable, friendly staff, overall great. Definitely reco... mmended!
- Jul. 01, 2024
Love my glasses but hate the cost. Too high, even after insurance.
- Jun. 28, 2024
I appreciate the care and attentiveness of Dr. Reyes and the whole staff.
- Jun. 17, 2024
Friendly staff. Comprehensive eye care. On time appt. Great selection for glasses.
- Jun. 13, 2024
Liked the doctor very much --seemed to really care about my vision health. Staff overall seemed orga... nized and competent.
- Jun. 11, 2024
I would recommend Bastrop Family Eye Care to everyone and Dr. Reyes also.
- Jun. 07, 2024
Amazing experience!! The staff is very friendly and helpful.
- May. 21, 2024
I had a very pleasant experience hear . I came in with terrible vision issues and seeing double visi... on. After a few test and determining I developed a need for corrective lenses I will be able to see clearly once again. The staff gets an A+ from me
- May. 01, 2024
Every step from booking the appointment, front end staff to the exam processes was easy, professiona... l and pleasant.
- Apr. 24, 2024
GREAT People ... literally Service with a SMILE !!
- Apr. 22, 2024
I had a real positive experience at Bastrop Family Eye Care . I personally do not like eye exams or... Dental visits. So with that aside. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The intake staff was positive and helpful. The optical staff were pleasant and efficient. And the Doctor has easy to work with and he really listened to my concerns and he had some real good recommendations for overall eye health. I have never experienced such a positive and over all informative eye exam in my life. And I cannot leave out the young ladies that helped me pick out and fit my new glasses. They kept the mood light and almost fun. She had great recommendations based on my active lifestyle that just made me smile even when I paid the bill. I do reccomend you give the staff at Bastrop Family Eye Care an opportunity to earn your business.
- Apr. 20, 2024
They were kind and knowledgeable and helpful.
- Apr. 15, 2024
Bastrop Family Eye Care is the real deal! Dr. Reyes is thorough, knowledgeable, and genuine. He and ... the rest of the staff are wonderful. I was in and out fairly quickly, though nothing was rushed. Tiffany, the receptionist, was also so sweet and helpful. I'm thankful I found a trustworthy optometrist that's so close to home too! I'll definitely be back!
- Apr. 12, 2024
Best eye care in Bastrop Tx
- Mar. 31, 2024
Very friendly and professional.
- Mar. 29, 2024
Dr Sunny is amazing and reassuring of all things concerning my health.
- Mar. 28, 2024
Awesome place & service!
- Mar. 18, 2024
I visited Bastrop Family Eye Care for a wellness exam and update my contacts prescription. I had a p... ositive experience! I was able to get an appointment quickly and self pay pricing was upfront. Staff was Courteous and my Dr (Dr Reyes) was thorough and friendly. The woman who checked me out and confirmed my order was wonderful ! My contacts order arrived quicker then I thought and it was easy to run in and pick them up. I’ll be back!

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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Bastrop Family Eye Care in Bastrop without delay!

(512) 321-3042