Eye Emergencies in Missouri City

Eye Emergencies in Missouri City

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 Memorial Eye Center - Missouri City for emergency eye care.

Our Missouri City 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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- Apr. 05, 2024
Everyone at this practice is super kind and wants to help you. They made my day.
- Apr. 03, 2024
love the decor and my experience here was great
- Apr. 02, 2024
Very friendly staff
- Mar. 24, 2024
Awesome staff and provider! Very professional and attentive! Each visit was very pleasant! I will ut... ilize them for many years to come!
- Mar. 19, 2024
Dr. Doan is the best. She’s very knowledgeable and efficient. My whole family, with various eye... issues, have seen her for years with great outcomes and experiences. Highly recommend. She better not retire anytime soon 🙂
- Dec. 16, 2023
Dr. Anh Doan is simply the best! She’s both a savvy, experienced and knowledge expert as well as c... aring and thoughtful. She takes time to provide you all options and the underlying decision factors for making the right choice for your case. I highly recommend her!
- Nov. 29, 2023
The staff is wonderful and the optometrist is amazing. I have worn contacts and glasses for twenty y... ears. She knew where to start with the evaluation. I never knew how important that would be to me. She used my baseline and built my prescription from there. I can't wait to see with my new glasses.
- Nov. 03, 2023
I wouldn't trust my vision with anyone else!!
- Oct. 29, 2023
Highly recommend Memorial Eye Center. Love my new glasses. Staff is very knowledgeable, friendly a... nd professional.
- Sep. 29, 2023
Love this location. I have frequent Memorial Eye for years but this was my first time at the Missour... i City location.
- Sep. 12, 2023
Dr. Doan and her staff are very friendly and professional. I feel confident that I am getting the be... st service available. Dr. Doan is the best!
- Sep. 09, 2023
Always a good experience l with Dr. doan and staff. The care they showed for patience is genuine.
- Jul. 20, 2023
Memorial Eye Center, Missouri City is a wonderful place with courteous staff. They are also very kno... wledgeable! I definitely recommend them!!!!
- Jul. 16, 2023
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- May. 15, 2023
Memorial Eye Center in Missouri City has been my place for eye exams and glasses for several years. ... They have a great staff and doctors are top notch. They are very through and explain everything. You can book your appointment online and complete your forms online if you’re a first timer. There is plenty of parking as well. My daughter and mother are also patients.
- Apr. 25, 2023
Great and friendly service
- Apr. 13, 2023
Dear Regional Manager…. Thank you for reaching out to me and providing exceptional service …
- Apr. 04, 2023
Dr. Anh is incredible. So kind and knowledgeable. The staff were amazing. Everyone was so sweet and ... accommodating.
- Mar. 30, 2023
I always get reminders for appointments and I don't have to wait too long for Dr. to see.
- Mar. 18, 2023
Dr. Doan has been a knowledgeable, approachable and professional for years! I would recommend her to... anyone.

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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 Missouri City 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 Missouri City as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

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