Eye Emergencies in Burleson

Eye Emergencies in Burleson

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 Great Eye Doctor of Burleson for emergency eye care.

Our Burleson 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 Burleson 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 Burleson as soon as possible.

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- Jun. 03, 2024
Great place! Lovely staff and atmosphere.
- May. 22, 2024
This was my first time here. The care I received was amazing. The staff is great, and the technology... is impressive.
- Apr. 20, 2024
I was able to my foreign exchange daughter a last-minute appointment! Dr. Bullard was so attentive a... nd so incredibly kind! I will recommend him to everyone i know now!
- Apr. 09, 2024
Fantastic service! I highly recommend! They are organized, reasonable, affordable, knowledgeable, ap... proachable, etc.. only have good things to say.
- Mar. 12, 2024
I went in for eye floaters everybody was nice and everything was done in a very timely manner! My ne... rves were calmed as soon as I got in , I get anxiety thinking something is wrong with me but there wasn’t! Highly recommend , Dr.D is great!
- Nov. 30, 2023
Everyone has eyes. So everyone should come see these great folks!
- Oct. 07, 2023
Everyone in the office is very kind and I’ve never been to a eye doctor that has been so thorough ... in my life.. great dr D 😊
- Sep. 22, 2023
Amazing staff and the eye doctor was awesome. I’m new to this office so I’ll definitely be back.... Excellent service and care.
- Sep. 08, 2023
Very professional place and top of the line equipment to make the ease very smoothly.
- Aug. 23, 2023
Everyone is super nice and friendly; plus, I received great care!
- Aug. 04, 2023
Very caring staff and Doctor! He took all the time I needed to patiently answer all my questions.
- May. 10, 2023
Staff is very welcoming. Dr. Bullard has a great chair-side manner and is very thorough in explainin... g all the different tests, etc. I am very pleased to be a patient of Dr. Bullard and his office.
- May. 10, 2023
Staff is wonderful! Very helpful
- May. 05, 2023
Kind, timely, thorough
- Apr. 30, 2023
I normally don’t write reviews, but my experience was outstanding. They were able to squeeze in an... appointment same day and all the staff were very polite and professional. The equipment and products they have are top notch and the doctor is very personable. Highly recommend.
- Apr. 27, 2023
Heath Bullard,OD truly is a GREAT EYE DOCTOR.
- Apr. 21, 2023
Great staff, very friendly. Great al around experience.
- Apr. 21, 2023
Very nice people!
- Apr. 19, 2023
Was very please! All the staff were wonderful!
- Apr. 02, 2023
The staff here is very helpful, knowledgeable, and personable! I definitely recommend Dr. Dejernett ... and the team at GED of Burleson!

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Urgent Eye Care in Burleson

Our optometry practice in Burleson

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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
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  • Aetna
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  • VSP
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • Scott & White Healthcare
  • Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Great Eye Doctor of Burleson in Burleson without delay!

(817) 295-0186