Eye Emergencies in West Oak Hill

Eye Emergencies in West Oak Hill

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 Innovative Eyecare for emergency eye care.

Our West Oak Hill 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


Urgent Eye Care in West Oak Hill

Our optometry practice in West Oak Hill

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Hours
  • Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 31, 2024
Very professional staff and incredibly kind. Glasses are often thought of as an accessory that hinde... rs confidence and self esteem, but my optician helped me pick out frames that made me feel stylish and professional. Thank you, innovative eye care staff!
- Nov. 30, 2023
I enjoyed my visit at Innovative eye care. Every encounter was smooth from the check in process, the... tech, and finally Dr.Joel Trinidad. He was informative when explaining my Optos scans, patient, and had great bedside manner.
- Nov. 27, 2023
It’s been 15 years since I’ve had my eyes checked out so I was a bit apprehensive about going. T... hat being said I had a great visit with Dr. Trinidad! Appointment set up was easy. Very little wait time. And Dr. Trinidad was calming and thorough. Really made it easy, painless, and got all my questions answered to a great detail. Recommend!
- Nov. 07, 2023
Been a customer around 20 years, but this was the first time as a retiree w/o vision insurance. Cami... lle patiently and thoroughly educated me about my many options and found ways to bring down the cost of my glasses. Superb customer care and assistance! They are fortunate to have someone of her caliber on the team and I'm so grateful she helped me!!
- Sep. 20, 2023
I have long been a patient of Dr. Dan McQueen and have always experienced excellent care from Dr. Mc... Queen and Innovative Eyecare, but I wanted to commend his caring staff, especially Monique. I live outside of Austin and needed 2 prescriptions filled for an eye inflammation. Monique spent the better part of the morning assisting me in finding a pharmacy nearby that had both medicines in stock so I did not have to drive to multiple locations. Her initiative and thoughtfulness are so appreciated, I highly recommend Innovative Eyecare.
- Jan. 26, 2023
I have been a customer of Innovative Eyecare now for 2 years, and I have had nothing but GOOD experi... ences every time - from the front desk personnel, to the Optometrist, to the associates helping with picking out my frames. However, I must say that this last visit was TRULY an amazing experience of "good customer service" by Melissa Hernandez. Melissa went out of her way days later to double-check my insurance coverage for my purchase because something didn't seem right to her, and I am SO THANKFUL that she decided to investigate a little further - because it did help with cost for my purchase. To have someone call you days later because they took it upon themselves to ensure that their customer was getting the right price says a lot about the kind of customer service Melissa wants to give to those who come in to Innovative Eyecare! Thanks again to the entire team for always putting on a smile and making me feel welcomed and comfortable every time I visit. Blessings!
- Nov. 21, 2021
Very good dr and staff
- Nov. 16, 2021
It was so easy to get a timely appointment and fill out forms as a new patient, with helpful reminde... rs and resources and onsite team communication along the way. It was very safe (masks, freshly sanitized equipment), and fast BUT it was also very thorough. Dr. McQueen and the team were incredibly helpful explaining each step of the exam, what to keep in mind / look out for in general with eye health, and walking through options for contact lens types for my specific needs. It was very efficient but very individualized care!
- Nov. 10, 2021
Always excellent service and customer service. Highly recommend
- Nov. 03, 2021
They are always very pleasant & nice Helpful with my pick of my new glasses I love Dr Thai
- Oct. 21, 2021
Always do a detailed examination of the eye and compare it to prior years so I know how eyes are doi... ng! Been using innovative for over 10 years now plan to go back next year!
- Oct. 15, 2021
Dr. Collins was the most attentive and diligent eye doctor I’ve seen. I was also helped by Camille... and she was equally as helpful, kind, and pleasant! Would definitely return for future eye exams.
- Oct. 11, 2021
Dr. Dan McQueen is an excellent and thorough optometrist. I've seen him for over 30 years and have a... lways felt cared for, never rushed, and information is conveyed clearly. Highly recommend Innovative Eyecare.
- Oct. 07, 2021
The Staff was very friendly and professional. The sign in went smoothly. My appointment was at ... 1:30 p.m. and I got there at 12:30 p.m. I used a Medical Transportation System and that's why I arrived so early. I was called back at 1:20...took all the eye tests...eye exam performed and at 2:00 p.m....I was looking at frames. So at 2:15 p.m., I was waiting for my ride back to my residence. I have been going to Innovative Eyecare for over seven years!!!
- Oct. 04, 2021
Visit we according to schedule. As always excellent efficient service
- Oct. 04, 2021
Excellent visit to Innovative Eye care. Dr. Collins is the BEST!
- Sep. 30, 2021
Dr Collins was very helpful and patient with me and my 8 year old daughter (whom was loaded with que... stions)
- Sep. 28, 2021
I love Innovative Eye Care. The staff were pleasant and made sure the office was clean & safe during... COVID crisis. It’s my third year receiving eye care & Dr. Thai is great. She’s very knowledgeable, helpful, and a fantastic dc. Than’s y’all.
- Sep. 18, 2021
Patricia is awesome. Knowledgeable, quick, and easy to work with.
- Sep. 15, 2021
Excellent customer service!

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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 West Oak Hill 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 West Oak Hill as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Innovative Eyecare in West Oak Hill without delay!

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