Eye Emergencies in Fort Worth

Eye Emergencies in Fort Worth

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 Griffin Eye Care for emergency eye care.

Our Fort Worth 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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Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 28, 2024
Awesome worker's good selections of glasses
- Mar. 16, 2024
I highly recommend this office. I’ll definitely be coming back‼️
- Feb. 23, 2024
I really am thankful for a positive experience. I had some issues with my eyes and Dr. Griffin was v... ery helpful!
- Dec. 16, 2023
Great Service, Super Friendly staff, definitely check it out.
- Aug. 30, 2023
Awesome customer service and care for their patients.
- May. 20, 2023
Extremely helpful with all my eye care needs including an injury to my eye! I've been going to them ... for years!
- May. 17, 2023
Dr. Griffin is excellent at what she does and very thorough. She takes her time with you, explain... ing everything! Her staff is wonderful and they're all so nice!!!
- May. 06, 2023
I love Dr.Griffin and her staff they are so very helpful
- Mar. 25, 2023
Very thorough exam. Educates how to better care for your eyes from diet to exercises. Teaches how t... o prevent additional damage , by educating how important sunglasses and drops/ lubricant are for healthy eyes.
- Mar. 22, 2023
Professional, very friendly and will recommend to everyone.
- Feb. 17, 2023
Great service and care. Everyone is very friendly and informative.
- Feb. 10, 2023
The service is very friendly & the doctor always takes her time to address concerns & questions. Wil... l be using their services for years to come.
- Feb. 09, 2023
Super great experience! Staff makes you feel like family, excellent patient care and amazing custome... r service! Lots of fun frame options too!
- Jan. 10, 2023
The staff and Dr Griffin are AMAZING!!! It’s a pleasure walking into their office. Your always gre... eted with a smile and very friendly. Very helpful in finding the best frame that fits your personality. GREAT JOB DR GRIFFIN AND STAFF. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND their services.
- Jan. 03, 2023
Dr. Griffin is one of the best medical professionals I have ever known. She is very knowledgeable a... nd uses the very latest techniques and technologies. Plus she is enormously caring. Dr. Griffin treats her patients with compassion and understanding. I had extremely dry eyes. Her OptiLight procedure totally changed my eyes for the better. I can see better and i have no discomfort anymore. She has honestly raised my quality of life.
- Dec. 31, 2022
This was a wonderful experience! I wasn't rushed, all of my concerns were addressed, & the office ha... d all the necessary diagnostic equipment. The doctor even gave me a condensed eye anatomy & homecare training. Dr. Griffin is now my preferred eyecare professional. Thank you Dr. Griffin, Tom, & Christy. 🌺🇻🇮🌺
- Dec. 22, 2022
Been coming to see Doc Griffin and team for over a decade! New and old location. I always feel ‘im... portant’ here. I try to run my his was the same way. I’ll continue to come here. They always serve my family and me well. ☺️
- Dec. 21, 2022
Super professional and kind doctor. We have been going to dr. Griffin for years and are always met w... ith constant hospitality and she is super knowledgeable and willing to help guide you through particularly difficult concepts!
- Nov. 28, 2022
Been going to Dr. Griffin since she was in Hulen Mall, top notch!
- Nov. 09, 2022
I've been seeing Dr. Griffin for years and I absolutely value the time and care I am given here. The... y give excellent advice for eye care and try to advocate for your better health at every opportunity.

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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 Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Griffin Eye Care in Fort Worth without delay!

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