Eye Emergencies in Midlothian

Eye Emergencies in Midlothian

Foreign objects or stabbing pains in your eye? Don’t wait!

(972) 775-8000

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 Family Eye Clinic for emergency eye care.

Our Midlothian 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 Midlothian 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 Midlothian as soon as possible.

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- Jun. 27, 2024
Love this place ,I drove a hour just for my eye care needs !!!!
- May. 11, 2024
Dr. Nguyen is very knowledgeable and very kind! Very nice office as well...We will be back!
- Apr. 25, 2024
Great experience. The staff were super friendly. I was seen on time. The processes were all explaine... d to me. The Dr. explained my screening and options very well. He was easy to talk to and seemed very patient. I rarely write reviews but Family Eye Clinic in Midlothian earned it! Thanks so much.
- Feb. 15, 2024
This was my first visit. I was seen by Dr. Nhat Nguyen and many other assistants and office staff. ... Each and everyone was so very kind, helpful and very knowledgeable. I do have eye issues and I feel 100% confident in Dr. Nguyen and his assistants for my eye care.
- Dec. 18, 2023
Great customer service. Will definitely come back everyone was so nice.
- Aug. 12, 2023
This was my first experience visiting an American eye clinic and I couldn't be more satisfied and su... re that I found the right place. It seems like this business has a bunch of hard-working staff members, and they were all ready to help the moment we walked through those doors. Although I found all staff members that I met today great, I've come to leave a review about one staff member in particular. As a business owner, I appreciate the work ethic and someone that just goes above and beyond. You have a staff member who deserves the reconniction and praise. Skyler the optition tech whom led me and my husband through our eye testing today was a absolute pleasure to work with. she made this first visit probably one of the most enjoyable “medical” visits I’ve ever had, and because of this me and my husband will purchase through this practice. Your business is lucky to have such a knowledgable hard worker and I look forward to now being part of The Family Eye Clinic because of the experience with especially her but so many other great workers on your team. Thank you
- Aug. 03, 2023
Today was our first visit and eye exams with Family Eye Care. Dr. Nhat Nguyen was awesome! He took t... ime to listen and was very thorough explaining everything to us. We then went to meet the Optician Taylor and she was very knowledgeable and gave us the best service. From the check in to check out they were all so friendly. We will definitely be using them from now on.
- Jul. 11, 2023
Had my first comprehensive eye exam in years and went to Family Eye Clinic for the first time. Dr.Pa... tel was really friendly and knowledgeable on helping me understand the overall health of my vision.
- Jun. 07, 2023
My first time at Family eye. My experience with Dr. Patel's Care was beyond my belief. She took time... to explain things and did a thorough eye exam..She is very nice and you can tell she truly cares about her patients. I would highly recommend her. My wait time in both the waiting room and the exam room was short, especially for having a same day scheduled appointment! Not to mention how great the service was. The staff provided excellent professional and courteous care.
- Jun. 06, 2023
Today was our first visit to the office, and we will return. We checked in using their mobile link a... nd had no additional paperwork to complete when we got into the office. Shortly after arriving, we were taken into the back by Tatum, Shelby, and Celeste, who provided exceptional medical work-ups. These ladies explained everything clearly and ensured our questions were answered before Dr. Chaaban entered the room. Dr. Chaaban was patient with my daughters and talked to them about their histories. This allowed them to play active roles in their care and placed them accountable. After the visit, Lisa helped my daughter pick the perfect pair of glasses and assisted in getting the best price for the glasses. Thank you the way you treated our family!
- May. 10, 2023
It was easy to make an appointment and get in to see the doctor. They were very helpful picking out ... a frame for my face shape. I also clearly stated what my budget was and they helped me stay within it
- May. 03, 2023
Great experience as a new patient! Dr. Pollard was very professional and performed a thorough exami... nation!
- Apr. 21, 2023
Good experience. Very professional service.
- Apr. 16, 2023
As always, everyone was so courteous & nice
- Mar. 10, 2023
Staff is friendly, prompt service. Very pleased.
- Mar. 09, 2023
This was my first time at Family Eye! I was super impressed with their efficiency. They provided a... thorough eye exam and one stop shop for quality glasses with my insurance… easy button? Yes please!
- Mar. 02, 2023
The staff are fantastic! I have a difficult prescription and they always provide the best care.
- Feb. 24, 2023
Nice office, friendly staff, thorough doctor, quick turnaround on receiving my glasses. Great place ... overall.
- Feb. 23, 2023
Dr Chaaban was very professional for my exam. All the staff were courteous and helpful. Great select... ion of eyewear to choose from. The sales tech, Lisa, was a delight! Overall a nice experience here.
- Feb. 22, 2023
Once inside the staff immediately greeted me with a smile. The lobby area has the most comfortable c... hairs and the have a refreshment fridge for the patients. Once in the room the staff worked quickly and kept me informed along the way. I highly recommend this office.

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Urgent Eye Care in Midlothian

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Medicare Part B
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • Scott & White Healthcare
  • Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
  • TriWest

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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Family Eye Clinic in Midlothian without delay!

(972) 775-8000