Eye Emergencies in Northwest El Paso

Eye Emergencies in Northwest El Paso

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 Envision EyeCare - West for emergency eye care.

Our Northwest El Paso 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!


Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

New Patients: Please call us at 915-587-9400 to schedule.


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 Northwest El Paso

Our optometry practice in Northwest El Paso

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Health Care Community Plan
Patient Reviews
- Jan. 29, 2024
Everyone there is very kind and helpful
- Jan. 18, 2024
1/18/2024 Best place I’ve been to ever! Myriam greeted me and was very friendly, Eric was the one ... who started my appointment and was very nice and cordial very sweet. Ruby started the actual exam and while they were short staffed they work very well together. Mark took over so Ruby didn’t neglect another patient. And back to Myriam for payment when all is said and done. But y’all when I say I will officially recommend ANYONE to go here. I got my prescription updated just ever so slightly but man what a better experience than past appts. These last people are amazing and friendly and incredibly helpful.
- Nov. 08, 2023
Hard working team . Highly recommend
- Nov. 07, 2023
Mirium was super helpful and friendly
- Nov. 29, 2022
I havebeen goi g here (westside office) formany years. Always friendly and efficient. Great place!
- Aug. 09, 2022
I’d like to thank Practice Manager Monica & Assistant Manager Mark. For helping me select the perf... ect set of Tom Ford sunglasses! As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by Mark. He was professional , friendly and was eager to answer any questions I had. Practice Manager Monica assisted me in selecting my frames. I must have tried on the entire stock! But she was patient, professional, and explained the lenses and coatings in detail. Thank you both for the five star experience!
- Apr. 22, 2022
Very impressed with the high quality of customer service and the time and care that the Dr. took to ... thoroughly explain. Professional, caring, and thorough. Highly recommend!
- Jan. 09, 2022
Friendly and great service. From the front desk to dealing with the Doctor. It was my first time and... I’ll be back again for my eye exam next year.
- Sep. 14, 2021
I have been going to EEC for many years now and I am more than satisfied. Dr. Faulkner is always gr... eat to chat with and I recommend EEC to all my friends and coworkers.
- Aug. 25, 2021
Loved the service, from the time I went in till the time I checked out. Thank you Dr. MCINTOSH and s... taff.
- Mar. 25, 2021
Went in today for the first time, since my last eye doctor retired. Boy! What a great experience!!... ! The staff was courteous, knowledgeable, and extremely kind! I didn't even have to wait that long to be seen. I would say at best within 5 minutes of completing my new patient papers. The doctor was extremely sweet, knowledgeable, and kind as well!! Highly recommend this place! If I could give a higher rating than 5 stars, I would! Valerie Maros
- Sep. 26, 2020
Great service with great staff always smiling and helpful. Been a costumer for 3-4 years and the opt... ometrists are the best in town.
- Oct. 31, 2019
I had my appointment late in the afternoon (4:20). I arrived early and since it was almost empty i ... went in almost right after i finished all my paperwork. The ladies that did the first part of the appointment were professional and courteous. And Dr. FAULKNER, was very nice, I've never had an eye exam where i felt the Dr. Was really paying attention and listening to my concerns. He was thorough and he explained everything. I had good experiences since i called to make the appointment.
- Jun. 08, 2019
Love their eyewear selection. Have been a patient for a few years and the staff and doctors are alw... ays very professional and attentive. Enjoying my new Ray-Bans!
- Aug. 09, 2018
Hreat selection of glasses. The doc is very personable and caring. They stand behing their products....
- Dec. 29, 2017
Very helpful!! I broke my glasses and I only thought the lenses had warranty but the frames did too�... ��� so today I walked out with a brand new pair of glasses thanks to Michelle & Lucy, they where really helpful🤓👌
- Oct. 25, 2017
Staff is always nice and friendly. Doctors are great and kid friendly! Easy to schedule appointments... . I recommend Envision Eye care to all my family and friends!
- Oct. 17, 2016
I have recommended this place to many of my friends and family. Dr. Goff has been wonderful with my ... family. My mother was just seen and she explained everything to the fullest about what we needed to do. She was very detailed ! She had the office staff call the retina specialist and schedule for us and check to see if they accepted our insurance. Thank you for always making it a pleasant experience.
- Jun. 23, 2016
In eleven years of patronage of Envision Eyecare I have never had a negative experience, diagnosis o... r correction. Service has always been of the highest quality. My only negative experience was with Tricare for Life who changed their payment policy that increased my out of pocket expenses.
- Dec. 30, 2015
Everyone is so friendly! Dr. Faulkner is thorough and does an excellent job with examinations. The r... est of his staff is great too. They really treat you like a patient here, rather than just a number. Mariah is so patient and friendly. She enthusiastically helped us for over 45 minutes while we indecisively picked out our new glasses.

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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 Northwest El Paso 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 Northwest El Paso as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Envision EyeCare - West in Northwest El Paso without delay!

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