Severe pain in your eye is an eye emergency. Please contact us immediately for guidance and to schedule a same-day appointment.
There are many reasons you may have a bump on or around your eye. The most common ones are on, or under the lids and are called: stye: a small, red, painful lump that grows from the base of your eyelash or under the eyelid due to an infected oil gland or hair follicle. A [...]
Yes, just like blunt trauma to the eye, a black eye needs to be properly evaluated to rule out things like a corneal abrasion, inflammation inside of the eye, and possible internal bleeding or damage to the back part of your eye, the retina. An eye exam is strongly recommended to rule out any more [...]
Yes, being hit in the eye with any kind of object can be dangerous. An immediate visit to your local eye doctor is recommended to ensure that you don't have any corneal abrasion, bruising or internal bleeding of the eye.
A scratch on your cornea (the outer clear part of the eye that covers the colored iris part) can be dangerous because it can become infected or lead to scarring, which may cause reduced vision or blindness. Depending on how deep your scratch is, your eye doctor may prescribe antibiotics to address the infection or [...]
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 [...]
A chemical burn in the eye is an eye emergency that needs immediate attention to minimize long-term negative consequences to your vision: Flush your eyes immediately with cold water or saline for 5-10 minutes If you are wearing contact lenses, remove and throw out your contact lenses. Your contact lenses will have absorbed whatever chemical [...]
MY EYES GET IRRITATED OR I FEEL LIKE I HAVE DIRT IN MY EYE WHEN I WEAR CONTACT LENSES, WHAT CAN I DO?Khiem2020-12-12T17:44:33-08:00
When wearing contact lenses, having a foreign body sensation or feeling you have dirt in your eye is caused by many different reasons. The most common reason is that your eyes are getting too dry or your contacts are dirty and old. For immediate temporary relief, use artificial tears or eye drops to see if [...]
You should never try to remove anything that is actually stuck in your eye. If you can’t flush it out with water or saline, you need to see your local eye doctor. Trying to remove a foreign object yourself will usually just embed it further. If something has pierced your eye such as a coat hanger [...]