Emergency Eye Care in Oviedo, FL

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Accidents happen, and when they do, you can count on us for help. Even a seemingly minor injury can have serious consequences for your eye health and vision, so you should call us immediately. The immediate treatment of a serious eye injury will help prevent potential vision loss or complications.

Symptoms of an Eye Injury

While a hair, some shampoo, or a grain of sand in the eye can be irritating, these don’t usually lead to serious eye injuries. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should call us immediately:

  • Noticeable change to vision
  • Burning or stinging
  • One eye moving differently than the other
  • Eye bulging
  • Double vision
  • Pupils of different sizes
  • Severe pain of the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Deep ache or bruising around the eye
  • Bleeding of the eye or blood in the white of the eye
  • Severe itching
  • Severe headache

If you experienced trauma to one or both eyes and are experiencing sudden vision loss, swelling, or bleeding, visit an emergency room immediately or call 911.

Common Eye Injuries

The following injuries require immediate medical attention:

Chemical burns occur when harmful chemicals, like household cleaners or industrial chemicals, enter your eyes. While acid burns can usually be treated easily, alkaline products, such as drain cleaner, lye, or sodium hydroxide, are especially dangerous and can lead to permanent vision loss.

Immediately flush your eyes with cool, clean water for at least 15 minutes if you get any chemicals in them. Then seek medical attention.

Cuts or scratches on the cornea or eyelid require immediate medical attention. Although small scratches usually heal on their own, anything deeper requires treatment to avoid potential vision loss.

Small foreign objects in the eye, such as sand, dirt, or hair, can irritate, but they can generally be removed at home by flushing your eye with cold water, using artificial tears, or simply blinking repeatedly.

You can usually look into your eye to locate the object and remove it yourself if needed, but always wash your hands first and never use tweezers or any object other than your fingers to remove anything from your eye.

If you can’t locate the object and the irritation continues, call our office.

Large foreign objects, like glass or metal, can cause serious damage and require immediate medical attention, so make sure you call us as soon as possible. It is important to remember that if you have something large stuck in your eye, not to touch it or apply pressure, and do not attempt to remove it yourself.

Preventing an Eye Injury

Eye injuries happen in the blink of an eye and can occur at any time regardless of what you’re currently doing. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to minimize your risk of a critical eye injury:

  • Wear protective eyewear if you work in a high-risk environment, at home when using power tools, or while engaging in extreme sports.
  • Carefully follow instructions when working with chemicals or cleaners.
  • Use caution when cooking with oils or grease.
  • Supervise children when they’re playing with toys or using tools.
  • Keep sharp objects away from small children.

If you have experienced a traumatic eye injury and require medical assistance, call our office today. If our office is closed or you need immediate assistance, call 911 or visit your closest emergency room.

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We’re conveniently located in the Strand offices between VAMPD and Pure Barre.

Our Address

935 Oviedo Blvd #1007
Oviedo, FL 32765

Contact Information

Phone: (407) 720-9968
Fax: (407) 845-9368
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