Eye Emergencies in Kerrville

Eye Emergencies in Kerrville

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 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


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  • 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
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Patient Reviews
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- May. 15, 2024
In and out, no fuss. Great customer service, very knowledgeable doctor who assisted in getting a gre... at prescription. Would recommend to any friend or family member!
- May. 12, 2024
Hill Country Vision Center gave me great service, pricing, and expertise. I highly recommend them!
- Apr. 10, 2024
Very nice and professional.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Friendly and helpfull
- Mar. 11, 2024
I was able to make an appointment online, and the appointment itself was quick and thorough. Great s... election of glasses and a knowledgeable staff!
- Feb. 04, 2024
I got contact lenses and glasses and am very happy.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Great Customer Care And The BEST Prices In Town By Far And Away!!!...
- Jan. 11, 2024
Traveling between states, It took me as a walk-in got right to me and the entire personnel was so lo... vely! They couldn't get same day glasses but they gave me some contacts to help me get home 😁😁😁
- Dec. 21, 2023
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- Dec. 13, 2023
I felt very Welcomed by staff and doctor. The doctor was very professional, helpful and genuinely co... ncerned about my vision. Took the time w me and asked questions and gave suggestions. Wasn't a rush appointment. I will recommend this place to my friends and family.
- Dec. 11, 2023
Fast Friendly Service.
- 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.

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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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