Eye Injury Treatment with Axis Vision Care in Washington, IA
The eyes are unique in that they are weak in many ways, yet have prominent exposure to the environment. This makes them prone to injuries than other body parts typically don't sustain. Here are some of the common eye injuries we see here at Axis Vision Care of Washington and Williamsburg, IA:
These are typically caused by small, foreign bodies in the eye. The natural tendency to rub the affected eye to try to get the object out makes it worse. Corneal scratching can also come from ill-fitting contact lenses.
The immediate symptoms of scratched corneas are pain, redness, and extreme sensitivity to light. However, the bigger threat is the potential for infection. See our Williamsburg optometrist for medicated eye drops to keep infection away.
If something actually penetrates your eye, such as a fish hook or nail, you should rush to the emergency room or to our Washington optometrist. Do not attempt to remove the object yourself – this could disrupt the vital fluid inside the eye.
Foreign objects that become embedded in your corneas, such as tiny bits of metal, should also be removed at the ER. Otherwise, they can form rust rings that cause significant scarring and vision loss.
Chemicals such as battery acid and oven cleaner can cause serious burns of your eyes. Any material that has a significantly different pH than that of the surface of your eye can cause great damage. These often get into the eyes by accidental splashing. They can also be transferred into your eyes if you have the chemical on your hand and then rub your eyes or the areas around them. If you get a chemical in your eye, the standard treatment is to wash it with water for 15 minutes and then go to an emergency care center.
Get Emergency Eye Care with Axis Vision Care in Washington, IA Today!
If you suffer an injury during business hours, we can fit you in for emergency eye injury treatment here at Axis Vision Care. We have offices in Williamsburg and Washington, IA, to serve you. Call us at 800-653-7925 visit us at 221 N. 2nd Avenue in Washington, IA.