Urgent care is the diagnosis and/or treatment of a medical issue that requires immediate professional evaluation, but is not severe enough to necessitate a visit to the emergency room. Urgent care facilities, including those that offer eye care, are normally open later hours and sometimes during weeks, versus traditional practices. They also have the capability of performing various types of procedures in the office that are normally performed in a clinic or hospital setting.
Urgent care offers a variety of benefits in addition to the higher level of care. Most urgent care facilities are open much later than regular medical facilities, some may even offer 24 hour, round the clock care in certain situations. Many have the capability of performing procedures that would otherwise have to be sent out to a clinic or emergency room. Doctors who work in urgent care facilities are able to recognize and treat severe issues using measures over and above what a general health care practitioner may be able to provide. Urgent care facilities also have shorter wait times, and are generally less costly, than visiting an emergency room.
A patient should go directly to an emergency room if it's apparent that a trauma situation exists. This can include a foreign object that’s stuck in the eye, bleeding that cannot be controlled, or loss of consciousness. If the person has experienced a closed head wound that may be accompanied by a concussion or other type of trauma, a trip to the emergency room is called for. Anytime a person has memory loss or is unaware of what has caused their injury, it's an indication of a serious injury and immediate trauma care should be sought.
At Eye Physicians of Austin, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Convenient location and parking. I love that they disinfect all the equipment right in front of you before your face and chin touch all their eye testing equipments."
"Went in for a complete eye exam. The front desk staff were wonderful, very friendly and extremely helpful. the technicians in the back were extremely courteous..."
"Fantastic clinic. They took us in immediately on a Monday morning for concerning eye issues that developed right before the weekend...5 stars for sure!!!"
"Drs. Dai & Wollen of The Eye Physicians of Austin literally gave me back my sight!! I can't recommend these & all the doctors at The Eye Physicians of Austin enough!!!"
"Wow! They're so nice. I even had a nurse to hold my hand while some work was being done on my eye! Now, how sweet is that?"
"Dr. Peter Wollan walks on water, as far as I'm concerned. He did cataract surgery on my right eye and the results are amazing. If there were 10 stars, I'd give them."
"My wife and I have had great experiences with Eye Physicians of Austin. We've been seeing Dr. Buckingham for several years and she's always treated us well."
"I love this place. I see Dr. Dai and have seen Dr. Pierce before and they are both great doctors."
"Dr. Dai was great, super nice, had a great smile and talked to me in a way that was easy to understand!"
"Dr. Pearce who was calm, patient and kind when I was freaking out. He not only saved my eyeball, I see just as well as I did before. 20/20 with correction."
"Day 1 Lasik seeing perfectly. Much thanks to Dr. Pierce and Eric as its been seamless."
"I've been a glaucoma patient for over 30 years, n that time, I've learned how to tell the good from the bad glaucoma doctors, and Dr Wollan is definitely a good one."
"I recently saw doctor Khan Farooqui, an amazing person and physician really enjoyed his feedback for me and his medical attention."
"Dr. Wollan is outstanding. He took the time to explain my situation and the action that needs to be taken to prevent further damage."
" Dr. Pierce is personable and extremely competent. I can't recommend him or this practice enough."
"Dr. Dai removed a small piece of wire from right eye and I felt no pain. The eye soon healed and my 20-20 vision was returned."
"My husband and I have seen Dr. Plunkett at Eye Physicians of Austin for several years and we've received excellent care."
"Very professional operation. Dr. Buckingham is a great doctor with a pleasant manner. Wait times are reasonable and communication with the front desk is smooth."
"I will probably be seeing Dr. Wollan for some time and what better place than Eye Physicians of Austin!"