Eye Injuries

Your eyes are important. Without them, you’re in the dark—quite literally. Therefore, it’s important to keep your eyes protected from chemicals, sharp objects, and other hazards. Accidents do happen, though, despite precautions. When you have an eye injury, it’s best to seek professional help right away. Doing so can prevent further damage to the eye, including loss of vision.

When to Seek Immediate Medical Attention for An Eye Injury

We’ve all experienced eye pain or burning at some time or another. Not every irritation to your eye will require medical treatment. However, it is best to see a doctor immediately if you have a serious injury that causes one or more of the following symptoms:

• Persistent burning or stinging
• Bulging of the eye
• Double vision
• Loss of vision
• Abnormally large or small pupil
• Eye discharge
• Severe itching
• Bleeding
• Bruising around the eye
• Headache after eye injury
• Sensitivity to light

These are symptoms of a serious eye emergency. If you’re experiencing these, seek help from an ER or urgent care center. Don’t take chances with your eye health. If in doubt, get it checked out!

Why See An Eye Doctor?

After receiving treatment at the ER or urgent care, you may be referred to an eye doctor to assess any long-term damage to your eye. It’s crucial that you keep this appointment even if you’re feeling better. That’s because some serious eye problems such as detached retinas or increased eye pressure, for example, can only be detected by a trained eye health professional. These conditions, although painless, can cause serious long-term consequences if left untreated.

Why Choose Antelope Valley Eye Care?

At Antelope Valley Eye Care, ophthalmologist Dr. Opatowsky has over two decades of experience diagnosing and treating patients with eye injuries. He’s dealt with all types of conditions from minor injuries that require minimal treatment to more serious injuries requiring long-term treatment. If you’ve suffered an injury to the eye, you can rest assured you’re in good hands at Antelope Valley Eye Care. Call us today to schedule your diagnostic eye exam.