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Steps to take in Case of an Eye Injury

If you have any eye injury, contact your eye specialist immediately for advice.

Most eye doctors have emergency contact numbers for injuries that occur after normal business hours or on weekends. If you have an eye emergency please do not insist on waiting to see a particular doctor. All trained eye specialists are capable of providing this care. Do not lose precious time by waiting. If you cannot contact the eye specialists office, please proceed to emergency room.

Once you are in the care of a doctor, be sure to mention if you wear contact lenses so you can be advised whether to leave them in or remove them.

Depending on the type of eye injury, the doctor may want you to flush your eye with water or saline solution. In more serious situations, you may need surgery.

Treat all eye injuries as potential emergencies, and never hesitate to contact or see an eye doctor immediately. Please avoid taking unnecessary risks with your eyesight.