Eye Emergencies in Denton

Eye Emergencies in Denton

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 - Denton for emergency eye care.

Our Denton 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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Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 26, 2023
Dr. Vang was very knowledgeable, kind, and accepting of my 5yo who was with me during my exam.
- Nov. 23, 2023
The team at Total Eyecare & Eyewear is very friendly and professional. The office environment is als... o warm and inviting!
- Nov. 14, 2023
Very efficient and professional staff. Dr. Coleman is professional, efficient and friendly.
- Nov. 10, 2023
Pleasant experience.
- Oct. 16, 2023
Excellent experience with Cindi at The Gallery, she knows her work very well.
- Sep. 27, 2023
Had an apt with Kimberly Vang.. she is a great Dr. Very knowledgeable and informative when I asked q... uestions. She is easy on the eyes as well
- Sep. 09, 2023
Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
- Sep. 01, 2023
Devante and the whole staff were wonderful! They made the shipping for glasses fun!! Great team tha... t knows their job and knows how to connect!
- Aug. 30, 2023
Dr. Qattan has been a wonderful doctor. He diagnosed my issue and immediately went to work on care a... nd treatment for me. His departure from the practice is a loss but I know the great support staff and Dr. Vang have already stepped in to help me manage my issue and continue to provide the great care I am used to here.
- Aug. 28, 2023
My family has been patients at Total Eyecare for 20 years and I wouldn't trust our eyecare to anyone... else.
- Aug. 18, 2023
We see Dr. Coleman, and have for several years, and really enjoy the practice. Sometimes there is a ... wait, but usually it's a pretty quick visit.
- Aug. 10, 2023
Great office all around. Would recommend to anyone.
- Aug. 04, 2023
Dr Coleman really helped explain the current problems with my eyes, what the tests meant and outline... d how it will be monitored in future visits. This information made me feel assured that I am doing what is needed to maintain eye health and to not stress. All of the staff at both Crossroads and Denton locations are the best, very friendly, knowledgeable and make you feel right at home. The only thing I would like is a taller more supportive chair in the waiting room for older seniors who have difficulty standing up (or who suffer from knee problems) from your cushy chairs. Just one would be good! Otherwise please don't change a thing! Doctors and staff are excellent!
- Jul. 28, 2023
This was my sons first time to try contacts, they scheduled a “teach” appt and were so patient a... nd helpful! I highly recommend for teenagers first contact appt!
- Jul. 10, 2023
Total Eye Care is Hands down the BEST. I have been going here since I was 13 and they also make sure... I am taken care of.
- Jun. 04, 2023
The staff members are friendly and helpful. They worked to find the best price for my contact lenses... .
- May. 11, 2023
Dr Middleton is very nice and very respectful . He did a great job!
- May. 04, 2023
Top notch eye care. The doctors are staff are great.
- Apr. 17, 2023
Dr. Trusty was extremely friendly and knowledgeable in his field. I felt very welcomed and left with... some information I didn't even know before about my eyes. Wonderful doctor!! Thanks so much!!
- Mar. 07, 2023
I took my son last week for a medical visit (pink eye) and I had to come back for myself this week f... or the same thing. Everyone was so nice! From the front desk and the office manager to the Doctor himself, they all made me feel so welcomed and cared for! I will definitely come in for my yearly exam!

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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 Denton 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 Denton as soon as possible.


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