Eye Emergencies in North Plano

Eye Emergencies in North Plano

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 EyeCare Texas for emergency eye care.

Our North Plano 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!


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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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 North Plano 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 North Plano as soon as possible.

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- May. 19, 2023
I've been a patient of Dr Wilhelmus for about 20 years. This is the best eyecare on the planet. It ... doesn't get any better, trust me. I wear Gas Permiable lens due to astigmatism. My sight is always clear. I absolutely love Dr Wilhelmus and his staff. Thank you for taking care of my eyes.
- Feb. 23, 2023
This was my second time to visit "EyeCare Texas" and like the first time the staff was friendly and ... gave first class care and service. Dr. Wilhelmus is amazing. He takes the time to explain things and he is professional and extremely knowledgeable. You can tell he cares for his patients and enjoys doing what he does. I can't remember the young lady's name that help me pick out my glasses, but she was awesome. I would recommend anyone to try "EyeCare Texas".
- Dec. 05, 2022
As always, Dr Lu is excellent. Great and caring MD
- Oct. 31, 2022
Walk-in in the morning, staff are all nice, did not wait long to got to the doctor. Dr. Don was so n... ice and sweet, he gave me a big relieve from my eyeball scartch from my bunny(i know....), he explained to me very patiently and was very professional, told me this is no big deal my eye should heal it itself in 2 days. I already feel better after visting him😊 Such a great experience!
- Sep. 26, 2022
Dr. Lee was thorough, great listener, asked great questions, provided the drops and prescription tha... t addressed my issue, very professional. Also I had an excellent experience with the front desk as well.
- Jul. 10, 2022
If you know, you know… Dr. Wilhelmus is so great! He gets to know his patients and is always so po... sitive. I hope he never retires. He has a front desk agent that has been there forever and also the frame fitting guy has been there since the old location. Just goes to show… if you’re doing something right, why fix it?! Love Eye Care Texas and will forever be a Dr. Wihelmus fan. -Matthew Pickett’s daughter, Caroline
- May. 27, 2022
I have been in several times and I wanted to rave about Lindsey. She is so patient, helpful and know... ledgeable. Truly a treasure and so much fun to work with. She has a keen sense of what works for your face. The staff is wonderful and helps maximize your benefits.
- May. 22, 2022
Excellent service! So appreciative of the contacts for my daughter:)
- Mar. 02, 2022
I met with Dr. Wilhelmus for a basic eye checkup and he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable thr... oughout. He answered all of my questions and I couldn't have asked for a better doctor.
- Feb. 17, 2022
Dr. Wilhelmus is hands down the best eye doctor we’ve ever seen. Whole office is friendly, helpful... , prompt and patient. They even did great with my young preschooler getting checked out with my husband and I. Very thorough, knowledgeable and all around great care. Def recommend!
- Feb. 01, 2022
Excellent, same day glasses. Bart is awesome.
- Dec. 03, 2021
I love wearing my contacts Don Wilhelmus is a good eye doctor he is patient and efficient and the st... aff is great also
- Aug. 17, 2021
Dr. Wilhelmus is professional, friendly and great doctor. I've been a patient for 20 plus years. ... Never had an issue and staff is amazing and it is not a revolving door.
- May. 31, 2021
Dr. David Lu Is an excellent eye doctor. He takes the time to listen and explains everything. I high... ly recommend him. My whole family sees him.
- Mar. 07, 2021
I've been a patient of Dr Wilhelmus for 30 years. I have followed his practice from Garland to two d... ifferent offices in Plano while myself living in 5 different cities. I have always come back to him because I trust him that much. He's an excellent, caring doctor!
- Feb. 13, 2021
Dr. Wilhelmus is one of the nicest doctors you could ever meet. His daughter at the front desk is ve... ry nice and personable as well. The other front staff although I do not deal with them much are always happy to great you when you come in. The lady that helps you with the glasses, is always super nice and helpful. I would recommend this practice to anyone.
- Jan. 16, 2021
Dr Lu was Awesome.It is very refreshing to have a Doctor to take time to explain exam and answer my ... questions . Dr Lu shows he cares and staff was pleasant
- Jan. 09, 2021
Dr. David Lu is great. He is treating me for an adverse reaction to medication that has affected my ... left eye. I’ll keep this updated on the outcome.
- Sep. 06, 2020
I have been a long time patient of Dr.Wilhelmus. His knowledge, expertise and character is impeccabl... e. I have severe low vision as many of his patients. His staff has remained consistent year after year. You know if a business can retain their staff members they are doing something right. Bart & Brenda are experts in their fields. I ask a lot of questions and they never seem irritated or short with me. The office is usually busy with good reason. These people offer top self service.
- Jun. 25, 2020
Excellent ophthalmologist, commitment , professional, good staff, takes time for patient.

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Hours
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  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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