Eye Emergencies in Kerrville

Eye Emergencies in Kerrville

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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 Hill Country Vision Center - Kerrville for emergency eye care.

Our Kerrville 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 Kerrville

Our optometry practice in Kerrville

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • Nov. 24 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 23, 2023
Fast Friendly Knowledgeable Professional
- Nov. 20, 2023
Best optical in Kerrville!
- Nov. 15, 2023
Kind staff who really know their stuff. You will be in good hands.
- Oct. 01, 2023
Hill Country Visuon in Kerrville is a great place for your eye care needs.
- Sep. 23, 2023
Friendly, and a great exam that was thorough! I always enjoy visiting Eye Country!
- Sep. 15, 2023
So nice and very helpful!
- Sep. 15, 2023
Great doctor, great staff!
- Sep. 12, 2023
This practice is amazing and will take care of you right! Not only did the Dr do a great job but Ave... ry S went above and beyond with making sure my glasses were perfect! I couldn't have wished for better service and such friendly people! Thank you!
- Sep. 10, 2023
Great place, full of happy helpful people.
- Aug. 29, 2023
Excellent friendly staff and MD! Love my new senior goggles!
- Aug. 12, 2023
My son has tried contacts before and we’ve had no success. We thought we’d try again at a diffe... rent place with new people and came to Hill Country Vision. Kurt worked him and was so patient and great with him!!! My son got them in with all of Kurt’s tips and tricks!! We had to go back a week later and he sat with him again and encouraged him into confidence and success!! We are truly thankful and grateful to Kurt. He is our hero. He is amazing at what he does. Thank you Kurt!!
- Jul. 14, 2023
Everything about our experience here was top notch. The wife and I both had our eye prescriptions up... dated, and we ordered, and were very happy, with our new glasses. Excellent customer service here, and everyone, yes everyone, made us feel welcome and valued, a refreshing experience. We will tell our friends. Thank you HCVC!
- Jul. 14, 2023
Very professional and friendly staff
- Jun. 11, 2023
Great staff, friendly and knowledgeable.
- Jun. 10, 2023
Excellent service and great experience.
- Jun. 10, 2023
All the staff were very friendly in helping me with a difficult situation for me. I have only in the... last few yrs have needed glasses and I have been straggling with that change. It was refreshing to have kind people help me through the process.
- Jun. 04, 2023
Great and friendly service
- Jun. 01, 2023
I love my glasses! So does my daughter. The experience was quick easy and thorough. If you need glas... ses or an eye dr this is the place! Also the selection was amazing.
- May. 21, 2023
This is the best eye doctor I have ever been to and I have been wearing glasses since Kindergarten. ... The doctor is great, the contacts are great, and I am seeing better than I have seen in years. It’s been life changing for me finding the right script and contacts for my astigmatism and my extreme nearsightedness!
- May. 18, 2023
Great customer service

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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 Kerrville 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 Kerrville as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Hill Country Vision Center - Kerrville in Kerrville without delay!

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