Eye Emergencies in Far West Side

Eye Emergencies in Far West Side

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 Omni Vision - Potranco for emergency eye care.

Our Far West Side optometrists can help you preserve your vision and eye health.

eye emergency treated at Omni Vision - Potranco

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 Far West Side 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 Far West Side as soon as possible.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 25, 2024
I used to go to America’s Best, but I am sticking with this place now. They got me in quick with a... short wait and Dr. Marquez was friendly and thorough with the exam.
- Jun. 20, 2024
Staff is nice!
- Jun. 03, 2024
Super clean facility and staff were super nice and patient:)
- May. 29, 2024
always helpful, courteous and friendly
- May. 22, 2024
The staff was kind and I received a thorough examination. This was my first time at this facility an... d it will be the one I continue to use!
- May. 13, 2024
(Translated by Google) They speak Spanish, they accept medical plans. They are very professional and... friendly. Ample parking and very comfortable office. (Original) Hablan español, aceptan planes medicos. Son muy profesionales y amables. Amplio estacionamiento y oficina muy comoda.
- May. 08, 2024
I can not speak in regards to buying glasses or contacts at Omni. I only go for my yearly eye exam f... or glasses and contacts. I am giving this review based off of the Dr and staff. Dr. Marquez is an excellent and fantastic doctor! He takes the time to explain things, doesn’t rush you out the door, takes the time to make sure that the contacts are working and comfortable. He even showed me my eye pictures and explained everything so clearly. He has so much knowledge and he shares it willingly, he takes the time to answer all my questions and concerns. I have never had such an eye doctor, in my past experience eye doctors are just quickly trying to get you in and out the door. So I very much appreciate Dr. Marquez and will be a returning patient! And thank you to the staff for constantly sending me text/call reminders that my yearly exam was due! lol 😆 your “friendly reminders” were the kick in the butt that I needed to call and make my appointment! Thank you 😊 so yeah, if you’re reading this review, Omni will remind you when your yearly is due. They got you fam! ❤️
- Apr. 19, 2024
Knowledgeable friendly staff.
- Mar. 12, 2024
Called and was able to get a same day appointment. First time to this location. DR. GARZA was g... reat. Was in and out in under an hour. Got my contact lenses! Lots of frames to chose from. Great expereince. Don't waste your time calling down the list. Visit the Potranco location.
- Feb. 08, 2024
Very helpful and quick. The doctor was super knowledgeable and actually wanted to teach me what was ... going on with my eyes. that was a first for me. I will for sure come back. My only small complaint and its not the staff or doctors fault is i am still waiting on my glasses to come in. 2-3 weeks is a long time.
- Jan. 31, 2024
Dr. Jocelyn was super kind and so was the sweet tech that assisted me before I saw the Doctor!! Was ... a great team!
- Jan. 20, 2024
Great staff. Very kind and professional. Explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. ... Service was very quick
- Dec. 20, 2023
I recommend Omni vision for exams and glasses.
- Dec. 04, 2023
Great experience, the Dr was very informative. The staff is very nice and helpful. The selection of ... glasses was great.
- Nov. 13, 2023
Friendly staff and place was very clean!
- Nov. 10, 2023
Great service experience, and great Dr.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Dr. Marquez at the Potranco and 151 location is excellent.
- Oct. 02, 2023
Informative and helpful. We have been going to Omni Vision for 3 years. The glasses choices are grea... t and they have a quick turnaround!
- Sep. 08, 2023
Great service, staff are friendly, and reminders are sent when glasses are ready for pick up as well... as when appointments are made.
- Sep. 01, 2023
Flexible scheduling, freindly and caring staff.

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Cigna
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  • EyeMed
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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Omni Vision - Potranco in Far West Side without delay!

(210) 858-4001