Founded by Dr. Sylvia Hargrave, the Hargrave Eye Center is a well respected full-service ophthalmic center located at 1411 North Beckley Avenue, Suite 460, Pavilion III, Dallas, Texas 75203. This Center is centrally located on the campus of Methodist Dallas Medical Center in the newest building on campus, Pavilion III.
This premier eye care center attributes it success to outstanding customer service and fervent patient loyalty. The warm contemporary office houses the absolute latest technology for advanced medical diagnosis and treatment. The goal is to ease patient anxiety and approach both diagnosis and treatment as a patient-centered team. This team approach enables the patient to understand his/her condition, the available treatment methods/alternatives, and have all questions answered. The first priority of The Hargrave Eye Center is the physical and emotional well being of patients.
Meet the Hargrave Eye Center’s Founder, Dr. Sylvia Hargrave
Sylvia Hargrave, MD FACS founded the Hargrave Eye Center in 2003 out of the belief that patients should come first. Prior to opening the center, Dr. Hargrave served as an assistant professor of ophthalmology, and she is currently the Chief of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Trauma at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, one of the oldest and most acclaimed hospitals in Dallas, Texas.
In 1996, Dr. Hargrave finished her advanced cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery training at the prestigious University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). There, she studied with Dr. James P. McCulley, Dr. H. Dwight Cavanaugh, and Dr. Wayne Bomwan, three world-renowned ophthalmologists who have trained hundreds of doctors in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Hargrave, herself a leading ophthalmologist, has also trained many ophthalmology residents and cornea fellows.
Once she completed her fellowship training, Dr. McCulley invited Dr. Hargrave to become a member of the full-time academic faculty at UTSW. During her tenure there, Dr. Hargrave was honored to have been awarded two research grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study how to improve corneal transplant survival in a mouse model. In what she considers her most stellar research achievement, Dr. Hargrave was awarded a $2 million grant from NIH to study ways to decrease corneal transplant rejection in the presence of severe environmental allergies.
Dr. Hargrave has published the results of her research studies in dozens of peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as reporting on it at local and national scientific meetings. In fact, Dr. Hargrave uses many of the techniques that she researched and pioneering from animal-mouse models to improve the survival of corneal transplants in people.
In 2002, after nearly a decade teaching ophthalmology, Dr. Hargrave was recruited by Paul Farrow, the director of physician recruiting, and Howard Chase, former president of Methodist Medical Center, to serve as the Chief of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Trauma at Methodist Medical Center. One of the leading hospitals in Texas since 1927, Methodist Medical Center has been recognized among Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission for achieving excellence in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve patient care.
Today, Dr. Hargrave is excited to help you find your next pair of eyeglasses and work with you to address any eye-related issues you may be facing!
Hargrave Eye Center’s Instructions for Eye Emergencies
Eye injuries can be terrifying. Ophthalmologists must be able to quickly and accurately diagnose and treat ocular emergencies so that patients are given the best possible chance for therapeutic success. Eye emergencies include the following: corneal abrasions, cuts, scratches, foreign objects in the eye, chemical or thermal burns, and blunt injuries to the eye. Certain types of eye infections (corneal ulcers) and other medical conditions (acute angle closure glaucoma, retinal detachment), also need prompt medical care. Since the eye is easily damaged, any of these conditions can lead to vision loss if untreated. It is important to get medical attention for all major eye or eyelid injuries. There are also eye problems (painful red eye) that may not be due to an injury but still need urgent medical attention nevertheless.
Dos and don’ts regarding ocular emergencies:
- Do not press or rub an injured eye.
- Do not remove contact lenses unless rapid swelling is occurring, there is a chemical injury and the contacts did not come out with the water flush, or you cannot get prompt medical help.
- Do not attempt to remove a foreign body or any object that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye. Get medical help promptly.
- Do not use cotton swabs, tweezers, or anything else on the eye itself. Cotton swabs should only be used on the eyelid.
Seek emergency medical care if:
- There appears to be a scratch, cut, or something has penetrated the eyeball
- Any chemical gets into the eye and begin irrigation with water immediately
- The eye is painful and red
- Nausea or headache occur with the eye pain (this may be a symptom of glaucoma or stroke)
- There is any change in vision (such as blurred or double vision)
- There is uncontrollable bleeding