Eye Injury

Eye Health for Injury & Disease

When to see a doctor for an eye injury

If you have an eye injury, it is best to see your eye doctor as soon as possible. If the injury is severe, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms such as pain, redness, swelling, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, or a foreign object in the eye should not be ignored. Delaying treatment can cause further damage and potentially lead to permanent vision loss. Even minor injuries can have long-term effects on vision, so it is important to have them evaluated by a professional. Regular eye exams can also help detect and manage any underlying conditions that may increase the risk of eye injuries.

Avoid Eye Emergencies with Routine Care

1. Get a comprehensive eye exam: A routine eye exam can help detect eye problems that may lead to an eye emergency in the future. It is recommended to get a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years, even if you don't have any eye problems.

2. Wear protective eyewear: When participating in sports or working with chemicals, it is important to wear protective eyewear to avoid eye injuries. It is also recommended to wear sunglasses with UV protection when spending time outdoors to protect your eyes from harmful sun rays.

3. Follow proper contact lens care: If you wear contact lenses, it is important to follow proper care instructions to avoid eye infections or other complications. This includes cleaning and storing lenses properly, and never sharing or reusing contact lenses.