Visit Your McDonough Optometrist for Urgent Eye Care If You Get a Foreign Object in Your Eye
There are few physical things in life that can stop you in your tracks quite like an object in your eye, even a tiny particle can cause extreme distress due to the sensitivity of the area. At Fallas Family Vision we know the pain and discomfort that an object or scratch to the eye can cause, and we are here for you in your time of need. It is also vital that you know the steps to take at home during an eye emergency. We serve McDonough and the surrounding areas.
Steps to Take If You Get An Object in Your Eye
If you get an object or any size or a chemical in your eyes the very first step is to remain calm. Panicking may cause the item to go further in, tear out roughly, and will cost you the time you may need. So remain calm.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the first thing you should do is wash your hands with soap and water. Then you should calmly inspect the area. If it is a small object you may be able to debris the area with clean water. If the object is large, then it is likely best to leave it there and get urgent care at your eye doctor or an emergency room. To avoid further eye damage, do not pull the object out in the heat of the moment, even if it really hurts.
If you have spilled a chemical in your eye, an immediate protocol is likely a throughout water flush, however, call poison control and your eye doctor as well for further care instructions.
Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Optometry Appointment
Call if you have an object in your eye to discuss if you need to come into our office or an emergency room for urgent care. Do not procrastinate eye care. At Fallas Family Vision we know how fragile vision can be, so don’t put off any needed eye care. Call today to schedule an appointment. (770) 954-9898