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Eye Emergency And Eye Infection Specialist

Vision Corner

Optometrist, Eye Doctor, Blue Light Glasses, and Dry Eye Doctor in Houston TX

Without proper care, an eye emergency may place you at risk of permanent vision changes. Dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care for those unexpected urgent eye needs, Sophia Barnes, OD, and the team at Vision Corner in Houston, Texas, offer eye emergency and eye infection appointments so you can get the care you need as soon as possible. Call the office to schedule your eye emergency or eye infection appointment today. You can also use the convenient online scheduler to book your appointment.

Eye Emergency and Eye Infection Q & A

What are eye emergencies and eye infections?

You can’t always predict when you’re going to need urgent eye care. Though you may consider contacting your primary care provider, the team at Vision Corner is experts in eye health and provides comprehensive care for your unexpected eye emergency or eye infection to prevent permanent vision changes.

What are common eye emergencies?

Many conditions require emergency eye care. Some of the most common include:


You should seek emergency eye care if you’ve experienced any trauma in or around your eye. This includes cuts, scratches, or burns to the eye, as well as black eyes and fractures that occur around the eye. 

Foreign object in the eye

A foreign object in the eye includes dust, sand, debris, or any other obvious object that may injure your cornea or lens. 

Chemical injury

Chemical injuries may occur at work or home (cleaning products) and require immediate medical attention to prevent permanent damage. 

Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment occurs when the thin layer of tissue in the back of your eye pulls away from its normal position. This requires immediate emergency eye care. Symptoms of retinal detachment include a sudden increase in flashes and floaters in your eye. 

What are eye infection symptoms?

You can develop an eye infection any time a harmful germ invades your eye or the surrounding tissues. You may have an eye infection if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Eye pain
  • Discharge
  • Redness
  • Burning or stinging sensation
  • Swelling around your eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Blurred vision

Anytime you develop an eye infection you need to see the specialists at Vision Corner for an evaluation. There are many types of eye infections, and you need the right diagnosis so you get the most effective care to clear up your infection and prevent more serious complications.  

What can I expect during an eye emergency and eye infection evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come to Vision Corner for an eye emergency or an evaluation for an eye infection. 

During your exam, the team reviews your symptoms, vision and eye health history, and medical history. Then, they evaluate your eye, focusing on your specific eye care needs to develop individualized treatment plans. 

For emergency eye care or management of an eye infection, call Vision Corner today to schedule an appointment. You can also book using the convenient online scheduling system.