It is helpful, and in fact can be life saving, to know what you should do in the event of an eye emergency. Heritage Eye Care wants you to know what you should do when faced with an urgent need for attention to your eyes. In most cases, it is advisable to call our West Arlington eye doctor for advice and guidance. When you have an accident or an injury to your eye, time becomes important. By knowing what to do, you will be able to put that time to the best use possible.
Eye emergencies need to be addressed by a doctor and in some instances, your most prudent move will be to go directly to the emergency room. When you call our West Arlington eye doctor, Nancy Opara O.D., during such an emergency then you may be directed by her to go to the emergency room. It is best to proceed from the assumption that an injury to your eye needs immediate medical attention. Not all eye injuries will require urgent care, but let a doctor make that call. Preferably, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist immediately, but if that is not possible then you should be examined by one as soon as you can.
So, what are some of the injuries and accidents that can commonly occur and affect your eye? Anything that scratches the surface of your eye should be of concern. Any sharp object that penetrates your eye, a chemical that gets into your eye, in any form- liquid, mist, etc. Sometimes, automobile accidents can cause serious eye injuries. An eye can even be jarred loose from its socket. Some eye injuries are preventable, such as work related ones where the use of safety goggles can be the difference between a close call and a trip to the ER. Discuss good eye safety protocol with our West Arlington eye doctor.
Whenever you experience an eye emergency of any type, always follow the instructions given by our West Arlington eye doctor, your emergency room doctor, or your ophthalmologist. Whatever you do, it is important to act quickly. Get yourself examined as soon as possible when you have an eye emergency. Above all, remember that.