Eye Emergencies in Cross Roads

Eye Emergencies in Cross Roads

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 Total Eyecare & Eyewear Gallery - Cross Roads for emergency eye care.

Our Cross Roads 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!


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


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 Cross Roads 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 Cross Roads as soon as possible.

Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 19, 2024
Pleasant and professional staff and doctor. Atmosphere was inviting and loved the color and decor ch... oices. Would recommend.
- Jul. 06, 2024
They exceeded all my expectations!! The staff is very knowledgable, professional, and friendly. My ... visit was a very pleasant experience, and I will be returning for my next eye exam.
- Jul. 02, 2024
Easy to make appointment. On time service. Friendly and professional doctor and staff.
- Jun. 25, 2024
This was far and away the best eye experience I have had in 40 years. I started wearing glasses at 5... years old and have never been treated so well or had anyone work so hard on my behalf. Dr. Simmons, staff, and office manager Donna were more than amazing. I could not be happier or more grateful.
- Jun. 13, 2024
Great place! The staff were kind and helpful. The shining star for me was Dr. Simmons. She was grea... t and thorough and after the eye exam advised me that I didn’t need progressive lenses yet, which really saved me some money this time around.
- Jun. 08, 2024
Staff always very friendly and make gettimg eyewear easy and hassle free.
- May. 02, 2024
Love Total Eyecare!
- Mar. 31, 2024
Very friendly staff and overall great service!
- Mar. 16, 2024
Would highly recommend using these guys!! Took such great in helping find the right fit in glasses a... nd contacts.
- Mar. 06, 2024
love how they asis me and my husband they will give you ideas and everything all the stuff are good...
- Mar. 02, 2024
Good facility and explain everything in detail. The imaging system was also very easy. Dr.Simmons wa... s very good and soft spoken.Thank you doctor and your team
- Feb. 16, 2024
Dr. Middleton and the staff did a great job making the boys feel comfortable during our visit. Overa... ll great experience for my boys.
- Feb. 06, 2024
This is a friendly, professional team that makes every part of the process as smooth and effortless ... as possible. The doctor was fast without being rushed, and explained everything that was happening in understandable terms. Great visit and already recommended to my wife who is looking for a new place to get her eyes examined.
- Feb. 05, 2024
All Doctors and staff are wonderful from start to finish. Everybody is so welcoming. I LOVE my new g... lasses!! They have price points from what insurance covers to a designer pair. I
- Jan. 19, 2024
Amazing experience!! Everyone was friendly and attentive, and the big selection of glasses is nice b... ut not overwhelming. The lady ordering the prescription and frames was very nice, and she made double sure on everything regarding insurance coverage and if the glasses fit properly. The eye doctor was easy-going, thorough, and made the exam feel quick and easy. Compared to visionworks, which I had a horrible time there a year or two ago (they got my prescription completely wrong and communication was awful), this place feels way more professional. Definitely come here for a quality experience and exam!
- Jan. 13, 2024
The staff is amazing. They take time to help through the entire eye care experience
- Dec. 22, 2023
This is our first time visiting. All employees are professional and efficient, no over solicitation ... .Paul is our doctor , he is very patient and knowledgeable, will come back definitely
- Dec. 09, 2023
Dr. Coleman was excellent. He was knowledgeable and kind. The technology here is comprehensive and t... hey accept insurance.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Staff is very friendly & accommodating. I saw Dr. Coleman & he was professional & answered all of my... questions. He is top notch!! I highly recommend!!
- Dec. 02, 2023
Great Dr. Thank Dr. Coleman for your superb care!

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Urgent Eye Care in Cross Roads

Our optometry practice in Cross Roads

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas

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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Total Eyecare & Eyewear Gallery - Cross Roads in Cross Roads without delay!

(940) 488-4228