Eye Emergencies in Pleasanton

Eye Emergencies in Pleasanton

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 EyeTx - Atascosa for emergency eye care.

Our Pleasanton 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


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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Medicaid
  • Avesis
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AlwaysCare
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Community Eye Care
  • Eyetopia
  • Aetna
  • Devoted Health Plans
  • Premier Provider Network
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 18, 2024
Great people, great customer service and I had a great experience!
- Mar. 21, 2024
Literally the nicest people in the world. The experience was so nice. ✝️🌎🩷
- Mar. 21, 2024
Friendly staff and clean facility. Dr. Prough is awesome.
- Mar. 06, 2024
Very Pleasant and Professional experience. Thank You .. Keep up the Good work.
- Feb. 26, 2024
Doctor is detailed. She friendly and helpful
- Feb. 09, 2024
This was my first visit to this location I normally make the trip to San Antonio. After getting reco... mmended by a coworker I decided to try it out. I am glad I did, the staff at the front desk were friendly and professional. Dr. Vielma was very professional and helpful when testing my eyes. He showed me what my new lenses would look like and allowed me to see the chart with them and it definitely made a huge difference compared to my current script. Staff helped me try to find frames and also helped get me the best price. I was told my glasses would be arriving in 2 weeks and I actually got them within 6 days. They came with a hard case, a bottle of lens cleaner and a cloth wipe.
- Feb. 06, 2024
I had an eye emergency—I embedded a microscopic piece of glass in my eye—and was unable to see o... ut of that eye, in severe pain, and scared. Losing my vision is one of my greatest fears. I called EyeTx - Atascosa and despite being fully booked on a Friday, they worked me in. When I arrived, they took me right back and never made me feel like an inconvenience or a work-in. Everyone was knowledgable and efficient. Above and beyond that, they were caring and empathetic. I would strongly recommend letting them take care of your eyes and your vision. Well done, EyeTx, well done.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Best experience ever!! Fantastic customer service. Everyone was super nice and very helpful
- Jan. 01, 2024
Dr. Prough is genuinely concerned with people’s medical conditions and offers many solutions for t... reatment and prevention.
- Dec. 27, 2023
Great service and friendly staff. We did not feel rushed and they have a great selection of glasses ... to choose from!
- Dec. 07, 2023
GREAT JOB TEAM EVERYONE IS SO FRIENDLY !!!!!
- Oct. 31, 2023
The Dr and staff were friendly, birthday, and professional. Tina is awesome.
- Oct. 15, 2023
You need vision care? Go here!
- Oct. 14, 2023
First time here everything went great and got my new glasses within 2weeks.
- Sep. 14, 2023
Great exp here. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff and Doctor.
- Sep. 12, 2023
I like been seen here since I started coming from Kenedy nice service and nice new Eye Dr like the o... ther one
- Sep. 07, 2023
Excellent service. Same day appointment! I’m
- Sep. 07, 2023
Great customer care! Thank you
- Sep. 04, 2023
Got me what I needed, highly recommend you see them, literally!!!!!
- Sep. 03, 2023
Dr. Prough is willing to spend extra time for patient care. He’s absolutely great!

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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 Pleasanton 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 Pleasanton as soon as possible.


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