Eye Emergencies in Heritage Center

Eye Emergencies in Heritage Center

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 Advanced Eyecare & Surgery for emergency eye care.

Our Heritage Center 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 Heritage Center

Our optometry practice in Heritage Center

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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
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 02, 2024
Very friendly staff. Dr. Ware is very attentive and doesn't rush you doing your visit.
- Feb. 13, 2024
Wonderful people who are kind and efficient. Makes for a great experience for my yearly eye exam!
- Feb. 04, 2024
Doctor Ware has a great 'chair side' manner and I feel very comfortable and at ease throughout the e... ntire exam. Assisting staff are warm and helpful and overall I feel like I get great care during my annual eye and contact lens exams.
- Jan. 26, 2024
Very detailed explanation on my appointments. Expertise and awesome attitude from all the staff.
- Nov. 08, 2023
Great experience all around.
- Nov. 01, 2023
Dr. Zamora's team did a great job prepping me for the Dr., and Dr. Zamora was very quick yet friendl... y. You are going to love the waiting room; go early so you can relax before your appointment.
- Oct. 10, 2023
Love this place. Great staff. DR Debbie Zamora seals the deal and I always enjoy my experience wi... th them.
- Sep. 23, 2023
Staff helpful…exam was thoughtful and thorough. Folks in the eyeglass area were accommodating and ... even fixed my current glasses which I had sat on and were bent. I appreciated the offer!
- Sep. 19, 2023
Staff was really friendly. Doctor was really patient and explained everything.
- Aug. 25, 2023
Dr Ware is kind and professional and seems very determined to find the perfect fit for my contacts
- Aug. 24, 2023
Great customer service!
- Aug. 12, 2023
Great care! Very clean office
- Aug. 05, 2023
Great place. Staff was very patient with my daughters contact appointments. Very professional place....
- Aug. 03, 2023
The staff is great and Dr. Ware is amazing and thorough. Dr Ware is easy too talk to ans caring.
- Jul. 26, 2023
Great customer service. Very friendly staff.
- Jul. 17, 2023
Very good eye doctor, they have all the machines and more! They have an amazing eye wear selection t... oo.
- Jun. 21, 2023
Good services and friendly Doctors and staffs.
- Jun. 17, 2023
Highly recommend this dental business and ask for Dr. Nguyen! They got me in on a late Friday aftern... oon. Love the interior.
- Apr. 24, 2023
Great place for eye care. Very professional and easy to deal with.
- Feb. 27, 2023
From the front desk staff, to the tech, and to the doctor, everyone was super nice and I really enjo... yed my first experience here. Will definitely be back next year when I am due for an appointment again. Thanks Dr. Zamora and team!

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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 Heritage Center 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 Heritage Center as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Advanced Eyecare & Surgery in Heritage Center without delay!

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