Eye Emergencies in Dripping Springs

Eye Emergencies in Dripping Springs

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 Dripping Springs Vision Center for emergency eye care.

Our Dripping Springs 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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- Feb. 14, 2024
Best doc in dripping Go here!
- Jan. 25, 2024
Great service and not a long wait for an appointment. Very happy with my prescription. It meant so... much that they already knew my insurance information and helped me allocate my benefits in the way that saved me the most money.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Excellent experience with a trustworthy team!
- Jan. 22, 2024
DSVC is always helpful and professional. I am confident that the doctors and the staff are working w... ith my best interest in mind.
- Jan. 21, 2024
Kind wonderful team excellent and helpful 10/10 recommend.
- Jan. 16, 2024
Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
- Nov. 02, 2023
Great staff and amazing service
- Sep. 16, 2023
I love this place. The staff is exceptional and the care is top notch!
- Aug. 24, 2023
We’ve been going to DSVC for a few years- always punctual and very helpful. Highly recommend .
- Aug. 12, 2023
Emily in the vision center was great provided a lot of good information and was very helpful in obta... ining my new glasses. Would highly recommend this eye center to anyone.
- Jul. 20, 2023
I've been visiting Dr Brad and his team many years - before he opened Dripping Springs Vision Center... , I would travel to the Bee Caves location. The service from entire team is exceptional! I cannot recommend highly enough. Very professional, friendly, and easy to work with. I just received my new lenses (to old frames) and they are PERFECT! Thank you all so much for your kindness, service and dedication.
- Jun. 16, 2023
This was my first visit here and Dr Hobson was fantastic! Made me feel very comfortable and was quic... k and efficient with my eye exam.
- Jun. 16, 2023
Amazing. The technology was unbelievable. The staff is great. So glad to have this service in Drippi... ng Springs. Thanks!
- Jun. 07, 2023
Nice office. Easy. Convenient. Great staff.
- May. 16, 2023
This was my first check-up in years, and all the staff members were amazing. The technology was awe... some, and the care I received is what will keep me coming back. There has been a lot of pride and expertise in building this practice, and I am glad to be a patient! DSVC rocks!
- Apr. 18, 2023
Emily and the team at DSVC are wonderful. They spend the time and do whatever it takes to make sure ... things are right. It’s a nice little place and very friendly.
- Mar. 16, 2023
Very professional staff and doctor, the machines are very high tech and eye exam was in detailed. Gl... asses and contacts arrived on time.
- Jan. 26, 2023
Highly recommended!
- Dec. 22, 2022
THANK YOU to Emily for adjusting my new glasses! She was so sweet and taught me about frame size. No... te to self that I'm a 51-53. ✔ It's people like her, that you appreciate, because they are personable and take time to help you!
- Dec. 07, 2022
This was a great experience. The staff couldn’t have been better. The equipment was state of the ... art. I’ve been to a lot of eye doctors in my life and these guys are the best.

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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 Dripping Springs 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 Dripping Springs as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Dripping Springs Vision Center in Dripping Springs without delay!

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