Emergency Eye Care Specialist

West Vision

Jacob West, OD

Optometrist located in Tyler, TX

An eye issue like a foreign object stuck in the eye is a true emergency situation. Tyler, Texas, patients count on Dr. Jacob West at West Vision for both quality regular eye care and emergency eye care when those sudden and unexpected issues arise. Patients in Tyler, Noonday, New Hope, Antioch, and Walnut Grove, Texas, including Athens, Canton, Lindale, Palestine, Flint, Bullard, Winnsboro, Brownsboro, Chandler, Arp, Mineola, Quitman, Van, and Ben Wheeler, can make an appointment either via the online tool or by phone today.

Emergency Eye Care Q & A


When do I need emergency eye care?

When you've got any type of eye injury or sudden serious eye problems, it's time to see an eye doctor and contact West Vision for help right away. You only get one set of eyes, and it's vitally important that you protect them by responding to any problems quickly. Some of the most common vision emergencies include:

  • Foreign body in the eye
  • Scratches on eye
  • Chemical eye burn
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Major eye swelling
  • Major eye drainage
  • Sudden blindness
  • Seeing floaters
  • Seeing flashing or strobing lights
  • Sudden loss of peripheral vision
  • Sudden double vision
  • Bleeding in the eye

 

If your vision is suddenly impaired in any way or you're insignificant eye pain, it's an emergency. If you're unsure about whether you're really dealing with an emergency, it's always best to err on the side of caution. The West Vision team is always happy to discuss your issue and give you guidance for your eye emergency.

What should I avoid doing in an eye emergency?

Any eye emergencies will likely just grow worse if you try to handle the problem yourself. Don't risk causing permanent damage to your eyes.

Never rub your eyes and avoid trying to extract a foreign body on your own. It's best not to touch your eyes, even to remove contact lenses if you're having a vision emergency.

Don't try to drive yourself to get emergency care. If you're having vision problems, you'll only put yourself and others at risk while you're on the road. Have a family member or a friend drive you to get help.

When does the doctor see patients for eye emergencies?

Dr. West sees patients for eye emergencies during all regular office hours. The office hours are:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am-6pm
  • Friday: 8:30am-3pm

 

If you have a medical emergency, the West Vision team will make every effort to accommodate you in the schedule as quickly as possible.

When you need emergency eye care, count on the eye care experts at West Vision for capable and compassionate care. Contact West Vision online or by phone to get help for all of your vision care needs.