Eye Emergencies in Northwest El Paso

Eye Emergencies in Northwest El Paso

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 West Texas Optometry for emergency eye care.

Our Northwest El Paso 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 Northwest El Paso

Our optometry practice in Northwest El Paso

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Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 29, 2024
Great staff, service… Doctor Wong was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. I would recom... mend highly.
- Apr. 23, 2024
Best glasses ever their customer service is pretty good.
- Apr. 23, 2024
Dr. Wong has a lot of experience and is very thorough. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Love it....
- Apr. 16, 2024
Dr Wong and her staff exceeded our expectations. It is very rare to actually see a doctor in person... any longer and not receive an exam through a computer doc in the box. Office personnel were extremely professional and Dr Wong was very informative. As long as we continue to receive personal service with an in office doctor, we will continue using WTO.
- Apr. 10, 2024
Fast and friendly service
- Apr. 07, 2024
Dr. Wong and all of her staff take the time to explain everything to you, and she really seems to ca... re about her clients. Also, their selection of frames rocks, and the staff members who help with choosing and fitting glasses really know their stuff and offer excellent advice.
- Mar. 24, 2024
Dr. Wong is a great optometrist.
- Mar. 04, 2024
HAVE BEEN W DR. WONG N HER STAFF FOR THE LAST 14 YEARS, THEY R LIKE FAMILY TO ME. VERY FRIENDLY N P... ROFESSIONAL STAFF.
- Mar. 03, 2024
Dr Wong has over 30 years of experience and the staff at WTO are all super friendly and helpful. Hi... ghly recommend this place.
- Feb. 17, 2024
The entire staff was amaizing! Everyone was so helpful and very kind. So happy we found this office!...
- Feb. 16, 2024
Staff very friendly and Dr. Wong was very good with my examination.
- Jan. 15, 2024
Samples of contact lenses provided until permanent contact lenses came in. Excellent!
- Jan. 05, 2024
Dr. Wong is an amazing knowledgeable kind and caring eye doctor.
- Dec. 16, 2023
Dr. Wong is caring and meticulous. I feel like I'm in good hands. Her staff is friendly and the woma... n who sells frames knows how to help you find frames that look good on you.
- Nov. 24, 2023
I was greeted by staff immediately and with smiling faces. I was there to pick out glasses and prom... ptly assisted. I love that they clean the glasses between try in prevent pink eye and other coodies. I would definitely recommend Weat Texas Optimetry.
- Nov. 10, 2023
I am new to the area and needed a new optometrist. I had a great experience here with everyone I enc... ountered. Reception was friendly, the assistant was great, and Dr Wong herself was very kind, competent, and professional. I am so glad to have found this place!
- Nov. 05, 2023
Super service!
- Oct. 30, 2023
Always a great and professional experience
- Oct. 25, 2023
The whole stuff friendly and knowledgeable the medical assistant the conductor on my test prior to s... eeing the Dr. Was great I will definitely recommend and come back anytime any day thank you great team..!!!
- Sep. 19, 2023
Great Dr, great staff

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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 Northwest El Paso 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 Northwest El Paso as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting West Texas Optometry in Northwest El Paso without delay!

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