If you feel pain or a feeling that something is in your eye, please contact us to determine the best treatment.

  • Do NOT rub or touch your eyes as you can make it worse.
  • If you are wearing contact lenses, take out your contacts on and do not wear them until you see your eye doctor.
  • You may use artificial tears to irrigate the eye until you can be seen by your optometrist but a scratched eye should not be ignored, especially if you feel pain.
  • Do NOT use redness-reducing eye drops like Visine

A scratched eye can get infected and may need antibiotics to heal. Your eye doctor may also prescribe a steroid to reduce inflammation. A scratched eye that does not heal correctly may leave a scar and will affect your long-term vision.