Eye Emergencies in Fredericksburg

Eye Emergencies in Fredericksburg

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 Eye Country for emergency eye care.

Our Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg as soon as possible.

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- Jul. 03, 2024
I really enjoyed my visit to Eye Country for my exam. The staff was superb, from the front desk and ... all the way to the exam with the doctor. I got fitted for glasses and received them within a week and a couple of days. The communication with each employee was awesome and each person made me feel valued and respected the whole time. I would highly reccomend Eye Country to anyone looking for eye care in Fredericksburg or the surrounding counties, it is definitely well worth a visit.
- Apr. 13, 2024
Great care. Friendly, quick, and thorough. Pricilla was gentle and kind and explained what she was... doing so there were no surprises. Dr O explained my results so that I understood my issues. Tracy is fantastic at fitting glasses!
- Mar. 23, 2024
Wonderful staff and service!
- Feb. 21, 2024
Excellent doctor and staff. Very friendly and thorough.
- Feb. 14, 2024
Kind staff and prompt service!
- Jan. 12, 2024
Eye country got me in very quickly and diagnosed my issue straightaway. Glasses were ordered and re... ceived within 1 week. Much better than other places I have been in the past.
- Dec. 14, 2023
I love my new glasses!
- Dec. 07, 2023
Friendly, professional environment that has taken the very best care of my sight for over 20 years
- Dec. 06, 2023
Great experience. Warm, friendly, and professional.
- Nov. 15, 2023
Great staff, located close to my house, and the price is right!
- Oct. 08, 2023
Loved the ability to make an online appointment, friendly prompt service, help in chooses lenses and... quick arrival of glasses sooner than expected!
- Sep. 22, 2023
They have gotten us in on two different ,last minute emergency visits and were great! Also, regular ... visits for the family. Highly recommend
- Sep. 21, 2023
Great experience and friendly staff. All go out of their way to make the eye exam and eye glass purc... hase a happy experience.
- Aug. 30, 2023
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- May. 21, 2023
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- Apr. 17, 2023
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- Apr. 09, 2023
Wonderful doctor, super-competent and friendly staff! I’m so thankful to Dr. Oosterbaan and all of... the staff at Eye Country for helping me keep my vision healthy! Thank you!
- Jan. 30, 2023
My wife and I enjoyed a very positive experience during our eye exams during our appointments at Eye... Country. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Dr. O's Team.
- Jan. 13, 2023
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Urgent Eye Care in Fredericksburg

Our optometry practice in Fredericksburg

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross
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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Eye Country in Fredericksburg without delay!

(830) 997-0131