What Is an Eye Emergency?

If you are experiencing an eye emergency, immediately seek medical attention.

An eye emergency is any situation in which your eyes or vision are at immediate risk. This could include:

  • Blunt force trauma
  • Foreign debris in the eye
  • Chemical exposure
  • Lacerations or abrasions (cuts or scratches)
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden onset of flashes or floaters
  • Allergic reactions
  • Eye infections

If you or somebody you know may be experiencing an eye emergency, do not wait to seek help.

Vision loss is preventable, but rarely reversible.

University Vision Centre Service for Eye Emergencies

University Vision Centre provides care for eye emergencies on a walk-in basis. To contact us, please call (915) 533-1811 or click here.

Find our location

If we are not available, proceed to your nearest emergency room or medical facility immediately.