What is an Eye Emergency?
Eye emergencies consist of an injury or trauma to the eyes. This may involve a foreign object in the eye, chemicals, burns, or blunt force trauma.
If you are experiencing swelling, redness, or any sort of pain in your eyes, please call us or head to your nearest emergency room.
Small Object in the Eye
If you get something small in your eye, like dust or dirt, it can cause significant irritation and even permanent damage. If this happens, try to blink repeatedly to remove it. If it does not come out, gently hold your eyelids open and try to locate it in a mirror. Remember to always thoroughly wash your hands before touching your eyes or face.
Artificial tears can help you remove a small object that has gotten stuck in your eye. If not, try rinsing your eye with clean, cool water. If nothing is working to remove the object, please call us as soon as possible.