Urgent Care Specialist

Eye Physicians Of Austin

Ophthalmologists located in North Central, Austin, TX

At Eye Physicians of Austin, located in Austin, Texas, the team of top-rated, board certified doctors provide the highest level of urgent care possible to all patients. The practice treats both adult and pediatric patients who have experienced eye-related emergencies.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is considered urgent care?

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.

What are the benefits of urgent care?

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.

When should a patient go directly to the 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.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

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.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Superior Vision
Tricare
United Healthcare